Watergate Salad (Pistachio Delight) is a simple dessert salad made from pistachio pudding mixed with crushed pineapple, cool whip, mini marshmallows, and chopped pecans. Top this with Easy Whipped Cream and maraschino cherries with an extra handful of chopped nuts. COOL WHIP VS HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM
The real crux of the favors you’re looking for here in this salad is the crushed pineapple with the pistachio pudding mix. Whether you choose to use a fresh whipped cream or a cool whip you can make either work with some careful planning.
If you prefer a more natural route, you should be much more careful about how long you let this recipe sit out. Cool whip is a stabilized product whether you make it yourself or you use the pre-made variety.
A fresh made whipped cream will taste delicious fresh from the fridge but will soon fall and melt. So if you’re looking to create a more homemade version take care to serve it immediately. If using homemade, refrigerate until you make this recipe then freeze the recipe for 20 minutes before serving to keep it as cold as possible.
You can also (instead of using a classic whipped cream recipe), use Cream Cheese Stabilized Whipped Cream, which will not melt at room temperature.
*Ingredients: +To make this Recipe, you will need the following ingredients: °2 cans (14 fl oz/398 mL each) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained °2 pkg. (4-serving size each) Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding °3 cups Cool Whip Whip Topping
°2 cups Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows °1 cup chop pecans * Methods : Mixing ingredients. Refrigerate 1 h . Enjoy !