1½ cups heavy cream or heavy whipping cream, very cold
1 Tablespoon sugar
16 oz small curd cottage cheese
6 oz orange flavored gelatin (or two 3oz packages)
8 oz can crushed pineapple, very well drained
2 cups of mandarin orange segments, about 6 – 8 oranges
- In a large bowl, whip together whipping cream and sugar until soft peaks form.
- Fold in cottage cheese.
- Thoroughly mix in orange gelatin (still in powder form, don’t actually make the gelatin). You don’t want to still see powder streaks or the salad will be gritty.
- Fold in pineapple (make sure it’s very well drained or it will water down the salad) and mandarin orange segments.
- Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Leftovers last about 3 days refrigerated, but salad may start watering down.