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Pink Stuff Recipe

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Pink stuff is one of those desserts that are so easy to make but so good when it comes out of your oven.

What’s The Best Pink Stuff Recipe?

I am going to tell you about my favorite pink stuff recipe because it’s easy, quick, and delicious!

I have been making this recipe for years now and everyone who has tried it loves it as much as I do.

The first time I saw pink stuff was on an episode of “Sex & The City 2” where Miranda Hobbs had her birthday party at a restaurant called “Pinky Stuff.”

She ordered it and then proceeded to eat all the plates full of it!

Pink stuff is really pretty and sweet — perfect for a special occasion like a birthday.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) container whipping cream
  • 4 envelopes unflavored powdered gelatin (about 1/4 cup)
  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • Food coloring (optional)

Directions

Mix together the gelatin and 4 cups of cold water until completely dissolved.

Set aside and let sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a large pot over medium heat and bring them up to temperature.

Once they reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from heat and slowly add the milk mixture into the pot.

Stir continuously until thickened.

Add the food coloring if desired.

Pour the pudding through a strainer into individual serving dishes and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to serve, top each dish with a dollop of whipped cream before serving.

Serve immediately.

Pink Stuff Recipe

What’s In Pink Stuff?

The ingredients for this classic dish include milk (or half-and-half), gelatin, sugar, and heavy cream or whipping cream.

You may also add vanilla extract.

The mixture is poured into individual glasses and chilled overnight before being topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries or raspberries.

There’s no need to cook the pudding – just chill it in the fridge until ready to serve!

This recipe will work perfectly as a stand alone treat on its own, but you might like to try adding some fruits such as peaches, pears, bananas, or berries.

However, if you want to give it an extra touch, consider making some homemade strawberry sauce to drizzle over top.

How Do You Make Pink Stuff?

This dish has been around since at least 1885, according to Wikipedia.

The ingredients include milk, gelatin, sugar, vanilla, egg whites, and sometimes lemon juice.

As far as I know, there’s no set formula for this treat, but some people add orange zest and/or cinnamon sticks when they serve it.

If you want to get fancy, try adding strawberries or bananas to your mix!

What’s The Most Popular Pink Stuff Recipe?

The best-known pink stuff recipe calls for three ingredients: chocolate pudding mix (chocolate flavored instant vanilla pudding), Jell-O, and heavy whipping cream.

The basic method involves melting the pudding mix in hot water until smooth, adding some cool water to the mixture, then stirring in the Jell-O and finally folding in the whipped cream.

This recipe has been around since at least the 1980s.

But if you want something new, there are plenty of variations on this theme.

Here are five common pink stuff recipes that show how creative cooks have gotten over the years.

  • Punk Pink Stuff Recipe – Instead of using a package of pudding mix, use two packets of sugar free sweetened condensed milk from the grocery store.
  • You will need about 1/3 cup of boiling water per packet.
  • Add the condensed milk after the pudding mix has melted completely into the liquid.
  • Fold in the whipped cream just before serving.
  • Cherry Pie Pink Stuff Recipe – Use cherry pie filling instead of regular pudding mix and fold in fresh sliced strawberries just before serving.
  • Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cake Pink Stuff Recipe – Combine chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese frosting and bake as directed in a 9×9 pan.
  • When cooled, cut into squares and top each slice with a strawberry.
  • Strawberry Shortcake Pink Stuff Recipe – Mix together 4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon lemon zest.
  • In another bowl combine 6 tablespoons butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup sour cream.
  • Beat well.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients along with 1/2 cup cold water until combined.
  • Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, filling them almost full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  • Lemon Meringue Icebox Cake Pink Stuff Recipe – Make an ice box cake by combining all the ingredients except the meringue topping.
  • Once mixed, pour the batter evenly into four 8 inch square pans.
  • As soon as they come out of the oven spread the meringue topping across the tops of the cakes, leaving enough room between the layers to allow the icing to set up.
  • Place back in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer and let sit for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
Pink Stuff Recipe

What’s The Easiest Pink Stuff Recipe?

This recipe is for pink stuff, a dessert made with milk, gelatin, and whipped cream.

The basic ingredients are very simple, as well as being inexpensive.

When you add the toppings, like fruits and nuts, they elevate this dish into something really special.

  • 1 cup whole milk (regular)
  • 4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (or 1 envelope)
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Optional topping suggestions are strawberries, blueberries, peaches, bananas, chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut flakes, etc.

What’s The Most Difficult Pink Stuff Recipe?

I love this dessert because I’ve always loved pudding and ice cream, and have tried to combine them in many different ways over the years.

Pink stuff was my first attempt at combining the two into something new and delicious!

The original idea came from my college roommate who used to make this for us whenever we were feeling underappreciated and needed some comfort food.

She would whip up a batch of vanilla pudding (or chocolate if she wasn’t feeling too sad) and then mix in fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberry juice concentrate until everything blended together nicely.

We’d eat it right away while it was still warm and go back for more later on.

Over time, I started experimenting with various ingredients, such as adding bananas and coconut oil to give it a creamy texture before serving.

I also added marshmallows to make it even sweeter.

But then I hit upon an idea that really turned me onto this treat – using milk instead of water in the pudding itself.

The result has become my own personal favorite version now!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin powder [$0.50]
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-4 packages frozen strawberries, thawed and chopped (depending on how big you want your pieces)
  • Fresh mint leaves to serve (optional)

What’s The Most Unusual Pink Stuff Recipe?

There are many different recipes for making this delicious dessert, but there’s only one I have ever seen called “pink stuff.”

This is the original recipe from the 1960s by Mrs. Ruggles-Brise in her book “The Joy of Cooking”.

You will find the ingredients listed below along with their measurements.

As you read through each step, remember to use room temperature eggs, cold milk, and chilled sugar syrup.

Be sure to keep an eye on the stove as these steps must happen quickly!

The last two steps — melting the chocolate and whipping the cream — should take about 5 minutes each.

  • 3 cups whole milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
  • Whipped Cream (see below)

(Optional) Fruit of any kind such as strawberries, bananas, pineapple, peaches, etc.

This recipe makes about 4 servings of pink stuff.

If desired, you can also add some sliced fresh fruits or frozen berries to each serving.

What’s The Tastiest Pink Stuff Recipe?

The classic Pink Stuff Recipe is actually not very difficult to follow.

You will need just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

The only tricky part about this recipe is making sure all the ingredients blend well together without any lumps in them.

Once you get past that step, you’ll find that putting this sweet treat into your mouth isn’t nearly as hard as it looks!

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 package powdered gelatin (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • Toppings such as fresh berries, chocolate chips, caramel sauce, etc…

(Note: if you plan on eating the pink stuff right away, don’t add the topping until after it has set up.)

What’s The Healthiest Pink Stuff Recipe?

If you want something really healthy that’s still delicious, then try this super-healthy version of pink stuff!

The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need any special ingredients like agar flakes or honey syrup – just some very basic pantry staples.

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (or half & half)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered gelatin (you can also use 2 teaspoons liquid)
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 6 egg yolks (optional)
  • Pinch salt
  • Dash vanilla extract
  • Optional add ins: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, sliced bananas, chopped pecans, coconut oil
  • Optional topping: chocolate chips
  • Optional garnish: fresh mint leaves

As you might have guessed from its name, pink stuff is usually made using pink food coloring.

However, if you want something healthier, all you need is some light colored food coloring to get the right shade of pink.

Let us take an in depth look at how we got here.

What’s The Least Healthy Pink Stuff Recipe?

I love this recipe because I don’t have time to spend in front of my stove cooking all day long.

This means that most days, I eat something unhealthy at lunchtime (or breakfast) and then I go into full-on “cleanse mode” after work.

The problem with cleanse mode is that you tend to crave things like ice cream and chocolate cake more than usual.

That being said, I wanted to find a healthier alternative to these foods.

So what do I do?

I turn to my favorite cookbook, Pink Stuff, by Jessica Seinfeld.

Jessica has written about her family life on her blog, as well as a few books including What We Do In The Shadows and Love Your Life While You Sleep.

She also has a YouTube channel where she posts recipes and videos of her daily habits (like how to put together an outfit).

The first thing I did was check out her website.

There, she had two different recipes posted, both for pink stuff.

Both were delicious sounding, so I decided to give them a try!

First up is the less healthy version of the dish called ‘Pinky Fondant’.

Here’s how it goes down…

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼cup powdered sugar
  • 8oz package of strawberry flavored Jell-O® pudding mix
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate shavings

In a medium bowl, whip 1 cup of heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.

Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and ¼ cup powdered sugar.

Mix well.

Set aside.

Place 4 cups of boiling water in a large heatproof bowl.

Sprinkle 8oz of strawberry flavored Jell-O® pudding mix over the top.

Allow mixture to sit for 2 minutes.

Stir vigorously until smooth.

Pour 1 pint of fresh strawberries over the top and allow to cool completely.

Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving.

Next up is the healthier version of the dish called ‘Pink Frosting’. Here’s how it goes down…

  • 3 egg whites
  • ⅛teaspoon salt
  • ⅓cup granulated white sugar
  • ¾cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone matting.

Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl.

Beat on high speed using electric mixer for 5 minutes until foamy and soft peaks form.

Reduce speed to low and add ⅛teaspoon salt.

Continue beating for another minute.

Increase speed to medium and slowly pour in granulated white sugar.

Beat for 3 minutes until thickened and glossy.

Remove from mixer and fold in ⅓cup of unsalted butter, followed by lemon juice and vanilla extract.

Spread frosting evenly onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown around edges.

Let cool completely and serve.

Pink Stuff Recipe2

Cherry Pie Filling

In my family, this has been a Thanksgiving staple for years. It's unclear to us yet whether it's a fruit salad or a dessert. It is delicious and rich.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Pie Filling
Servings: 4
Calories: 410kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Toaster Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 container  frozen whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together pie filling, sweetened condensed milk, crushed pineapple, and pecans.
  • Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 12mg
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