Think Pink ♥ Dr. Seuss's Pink Yink Ink Dessert

Our Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration was fairly low-key this year. My "spare time" has been limited lately, so I didn't get a chance to plan an elaborate, creative menu, plus we had a busy schedule this weekend. We settled on ordering from our favorite Chinese place and Pink Sh*t for dessert.

Pink Sh*t is not the official name, but it's what my family has called it for as long as I can remember. This family recipe was a favorite of my great-aunt Regina, and goes by Regina's Pink Dessert, Cherry Nut Dessert (although it's not cherry flavored, and I don't make it with nuts because my family doesn't like it that way), Pink Oreo Dessert, and lately, Pink Yink Ink Dessert, because I include it occasionally on our Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration menu.

This is probably my number one favorite dessert. It's like happiness on a fork. Many people have asked me for the recipe, so here it is!

Great-Aunt Regina's Pink Dessert

Place a large glass batter bowl and a large stainless mixing bowl in the freezer at least two hours prior. Keep beaters cold by placing in ice water. 

Seven-Minute Frosting
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons cold water
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons corn syrup
Dash cream of tartar

Combine frosting ingredients in the top of a double boiler. Place over boiling water and beat with a rotary beater or hand mixer until frosting holds its shape. The frosting should be smooth and glossy with stiff peaks. Let frosting cool.

34 regular Oreo cookies, crushed
1 pint whipping cream
2 teaspoons pure almond flavoring
Red or pink food coloring (or seasonal for various holidays)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Crush 24 cookies and spread evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

Whip the pint of whipping cream.

Place cooled seven-minute frosting into chilled mixing bowl. Fold whipped cream into frosting very gently.

Add almond flavoring and food coloring. Fold in optional walnuts.

Pour mixture on top of cookie crust.

Crush 8-10 more cookies and sprinkle on top. Freeze overnight or at least 8 hours.

I've made this orange for Halloween and tossed little plastic spiders on for fun. We'll be visiting family in Wisconsin over St. Patrick's Day this year, so I'm planning to make a version using Thin Mints, mint flavoring, and green food coloring. Visit me on Instagram for the results and other kitchen adventures.

If you make this delicious recipe, please let me know!


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