You know those fruit salads people make with Cool Whip? They pair well with BBQ!
There are all kinds of variations, I personally like Watergate Salad, a.k.a. "Green Stuff".
The recipe goes something like this: A package of Jell-o pistachio pudding, crushed pineapple in its juice, cool whip, mini marshmallows, nuts. My Mom cut the marshmallows and put it in a gram cracker crust, that's my favorite rendition!
My Grandmother-In-Law makes a strawberry version. Strawberry pie filling, crushed pineapple in its juice, cool whip, marshmallows, condensed milk, nuts. Pretty dang tasty!
So, I love this stuff, but I really don't like Cool Whip- it sometimes leaves a waxy feeling residue on the roof of my mouth, a reminder that it's made from processed hydrogenated oil. bleh!
My question: Has anybody ever substituted real whipped cream for cool whip? Does it work? Too rich? What about Dream Whip, is it any better than Cool Whip?