Blueberry Peach No Bake Ladyfinger Dessert can be made with berries and fruit that is in season! Share this treat with your kiddos after a long day at school. This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
Blueberry Peach No Bake Ladyfinger Dessert
No matter what the weather is like outside, a good no bake treat is always a good idea. This Blueberry Peach No Bake Ladyfinger Dessert is one of our favorite delicious recipes. I’ve been making variations of this recipe for years and I usually make it more frequently around this time of year! Maybe it’s my own little way of getting the most out of fruits and berries or trying to hang onto summer after the kiddos are back in school. Either way, we love it.
There is always something going on at our house or we have somewhere to be, especially once school starts up again. Things get busy and for my other half and I. We often find ourselves caught up in what we have to do, hope to do or wish we could do. Sitting down to take some time with the kids is something we make time for. And yes, it’s often over food. Particularly a treat like this that we share and chat over. Sometimes the kids dive into deep stuff that’s been on their minds and other times they talk about lighthearted things that they really want to share with us. I’ve come to realize that some things that seem very “small” to me actually mean the world to them so whatever they truly want to say is worth hearing.
Sometimes it’s not just about the food or what’s in a dish like this Blueberry Peach No bake Ladyfinger Dessert, but sharing this together over meaningful conversation makes this even better than the food itself. Before you know it this becomes a part of a memory and every time we reach for the ingredients, we fondly remember our safe place around the table. Together. It becomes a comfort food.
I grew up with Cool Whip and it was a part of quite a few family recipes. We used it in peanut butter pie, pistachio salad and no bake cheesecake pies. I’m sure there are a lot more things we used it for besides sneaking spoonfuls when we thought mom wasn’t looking. 😉 It says “comfort food” and “good things are soon to come”. I remember spooning Cool Whip on top of mom’s sour cherry pie, which really helped! Those cherries were sour even after they were baked into a pie. In the years to come I enjoyed the sour cherries more but I was always looking for an excuse to #AddCoolWhip. Just ask my mom. 🙂
Who knows, perhaps this dessert will turn out to be a comfort food for my kids? They don’t usually say anything verbally about things that remind them of home and comfort but sometimes a mama just knows. And daddys know too.
I know we have a lot on our minds as grown ups. We worry about grown up things and plan our grown up schedules but it’s nice to take some time to enjoy a treat with the kids. They have a lot on their minds too. 🙂 You might even want to coax them into helping you put this together so they can learn how to make treats like this! Enjoy a piece together and pack one in their lunch with an ice pack for a nice little surprise. Don’t forget to save one for you too!
We stopped by Walmart and stocked up on Cool Whip and Jello pudding for this dessert and for upcoming get togethers. This dessert is simple to put together, thanks to Cool Whip and Jello Pudding, and it can be made with what is in season for you. Change the berries and the fruit or you can drop spoonfuls of jam onto the ladyfingers instead of berries, and use canned fruit with the liquid drained. This is something that you can enjoy year round with your kids, making memories and staying as close to them as you can.
This dessert is simple to put together, thanks to Cool Whip and Jello Pudding, and it can be made with what is in season for you. Change the berries and the fruit or you can drop spoonfuls of jam onto the ladyfingers instead of berries, and use canned fruit with the liquid drained.
This is going to be Tay’s last year in elementary school. She and I are going to be having plenty of after school snacks like these together this year, making the most of our time just in case she has a busy schedule in the upcoming years. Maybe then I’ll be able to lure her in for some quality time with some of this comfort food? 😉
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- three boxes (3 oz. each) of JELLO cook and serve vanilla pudding
- about 18 ladyfingers or enough for one layer in your pan
- one 8 oz. container of Cool Whip whipped topping
- 2 ripe peaches, sliced, peeled and pit removed
- 1 dry pint of fresh blueberries
- zest of ½ lemon
- 13 inch by 9 inch baking pan
- When you begin this recipe I recommend having your Cool Whip in your refrigerator, thawed and ready to use.
- Prepare JELLO pudding according to the directions. After pudding is removed from heat, stir in lemon zest. Allow pudding to cool by whisking, then let it fully set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, covered with saran wrap.
- Peel and slice your peaches, if you haven’t already, and set aside.
- Lay your ladyfingers in the bottom of your pan. They do not have to be touching, small gaps are ok.
- Sprinkle blueberries onto the ladyfingers.
- Spread the pudding over the blueberries.
- Lay the peach slices on top of the pudding layer.
- Spread Cool Whip over the top of the dessert.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Small spoonfuls of jam dropped on top of the ladyfingers would make a great substitution for berries if they are not in season for you.
Canned fruit, especially peaches, are a good option during winter months but be sure to drain the liquid before using.