Darlene Hultgren of Wake Forest shared this recipe for ambrosia.
Ambrosia is a popular dish at potlucks, church suppers and family gatherings.
Hultgren’s version combines instant vanilla pudding, buttermilk, mandarin oranges, Cool Whip and shortbread cookies.
It is delicious: not too sweet, crunchy from the crookies, juicey from the oranges.
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From Darlene Hultgren of Wake Forest.
1 (1.5-ounce) sugarfree instant vanilla pudding
2 cups buttermilk (low-fat is OK)
1 (8-ounce) carton Cool Whip, partly thawed
2 (11-ounce) cans Mandarin oranges, drained
12 chocolate-striped shortbread cookies, crushed
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to fully combine. Serve as salad or dessert.
Yield: about 12 servings.