I don't know about you, but I love a good pina colada. When I saw this recipe I knew it was going to be a favorite. I have made a few changes on this recipe to make it a little healthier because we could all use something that is not as fattening. My life has been a super whirlwind here lately. As soon as I get in a groove, something comes along and throws a wrench in it and I have to start all over again.
So I decided after my super crazy day at work I needed something tropical to indulge in. This was not an easy task as my daughter was super cranky and needy due to her allergies. This was quick to throw together and I did it while I was cooking dinner. This is a lot like a watergate salad, you know that green, marshmallow salad that is super good. I could eat that stuff by the bucket full. This makes a big bowl and would be great to take to a potluck or family gathering. My family loves this!
So when you can't reach for that tropical drink....this is a good stand in! Hope you enjoy this as much as we do.
Pina Colada Salad
12 oz whipped topping ( I used light)
1 small package coconut cream pudding (I did not find in sugar free)
3 (6 oz) pina colada yogurts (found these in yoplait)
1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained ( I used crushed pineapple)
1/2 to 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
toasted coconut (optional)
Mix together the whipped topping, dry pudding, and yogurts. Refrigerate, and just before serving add drained pineapple, marshmallows, and toasted coconut. I didn't toast mine but I think it would be really good that way
**The original recipe called for bananas but I am not a huge fan of them so I left them out.
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