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Summer is a great time for outdoor entertaining. Fire up the grill and host a backyard cookout, complete with a simple, crowd-pleasing dessert. These Fruit & Jello Cups are a snap to make and sure to impress your guests.
You know I love hosting cookouts! This month Andrew and I started house hunting for a place to live after we get married in November. One of the biggest priorities for us was a house that was ideal for entertaining. Having a backyard with a great set up for cookouts was a big deal for us.
There’s just something about cookouts that is so laid back and relaxing. It doesn’t seem like as much pressure as an indoor party or get together. I typically do potluck-style cookouts where we grill the main dish and maybe make one other dish, but have our guests bring the rest.
Desserts are one of my favorite things to make for cookouts. I like recipes that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator or freezer until it’s time to enjoy them.
To get ready for this cookout, I went to Wal-mart to pick up a few ingredients and essentials. Kraft has so many great products that can be used to make everything from desserts to the main dish to sides. I picked up some Jello and Cool Whip to make my dessert.
Before checking out, I stopped by the Wal-mart Marketside display. They have all sorts of products to help make your cookout easier! I grabbed some individual drinks so that I could please all my guests. They also have wraps and sub sandwiches so that you can offer some variety for your guests.
If you need some inspiration for the rest of your meal, check out Kraft’s Fire Up the Grill Cookbook! It’s free! The cookbook is filled with all sorts of great ideas for grilling, plus lots of side dishes and desserts.
The fun thing about this dessert is that you can customize it according to the colors and flavors you would like. I used strawberries and blueberries because I love the contrast of those colors with the white Cool Whip. You can get creative and try different flavors of Jello and mix in different fruits.
These Jello & Fruit Cups are sure to be a hit at your cookout! They are so easy to make and save you time since they can be made earlier in the day.
Here in Florida it gets pretty hot during the summer, so we prefer to have our cookouts by the pool so that we can jump in when we start getting too hot. This dessert was the perfect way to cool off!
What are some of your favorite Kraft products? How do you use them in your cookout recipes?