Nana’s Pineapple Whip
Easter was always so special for us growing up. Nana loved it and so did my Mom. They are both gone now and I find this time of year so filled with nostalgia and memories. Food does that for me. I can fondly remember growing up and going to Nana's for Easter. She always made pineapple whip. As I got older, we would make it together. She, like most amazing cooks, never followed a recipe for it. She just knew how much of everything to put in it. So I am gonna do my best to turn it into a recipe. But loosely follow and add a little more of this or that to make it fit your tastebuds.
It's far from healthy but I feel it's kissed by our Lord because your soul just feels so right after eating it.😂
1 Quart of Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar (might need more or less depending on how sweet you like your whipped cream)
2 TSPS of Vanilla
1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows
1 Large Can of Crushed Pineapple (drain the juice)
1 Large Can of Chunked Pineapple (drain the juice)
In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream until fluffy with big peaks....half way through this process add the powdered sugar and vanilla then finish whipping until completely fluffy. Fold in the marshmallows and the cans of pineapple. I usually then freeze until I am ready to serve. Let thaw before serving. It should be super cold. You can store just in the fridge if you are planning on eating it within that day otherwise freeze it so the whipped cream doesn't melt on you.
That is it! Hardly a recipe but SO good and SO precious to my family. In fact, this year I made sure to make it with Caylee so she could begin to see special traditions that have carried on in our family.
My way of grieving is always living out "Do what they loved" especially when I am missing them more at certain times of the year. They loved this dessert, they loved making it and that makes me smile. And it gives me time to share memories of Nana and my Mom with Caylee. I want her to know them always.