I got this recipe from my sister-in-law Kelli who makes it often for family get togethers and it's always a hit. It's cool, creamy, and fruity all in one salad. I made the orange version here which is great but the berry version is just as good. Simply choose your version (orange gelatin with mandarin oranges) or (strawberry gelatin with frozen mixed berries) or (raspberry gelatin with frozen raspberries). This recipe makes a big salad for a potluck, it can easily be halved by using a small container of whipped topping, a small container of cottage cheese, and a small box of gelatin.
1 large container of whipped topping
3/4 of a large container of cottage cheese
1 large box or two small boxes of gelatin (orange, strawberry, or raspberry)
1 can of crushed pineapple, drained
Fruit- mandarin oranges (drained), frozen mixed berries, or frozen raspberries etc.
Mix the gelatin and whipped topping in a large salad bowl until gelatin dissolves. Drain the pineapple and add it, the cottage cheese, and fruit to the whipped topping mixture. Stir it together and keep salad in the fridge until it's time to serve to prevent it from going runny.