Mixed fruit served in a fresh pineapple along side an easy to whip up pineapple marshmallow dip!
Were you ever a day dreamer? Have you ever just sat down, rested your chin on your palm and stared out the window while your mind traveled all over the world? There was a time in my life where I use to day dream so much that I actually use to get in trouble for it. I remember my first grade classroom and the tiny little desks. I remember sitting by the window while my teacher, Mrs. Jones, rambled on about things as I stared out the window, making up stories in my head. I remember her calling my parents in for a parent teacher conference because I was day dreaming too much during class and not focusing on my work. I remember my mom thinking that she was crazy because she was actually making them come to the school for a meeting because their 6 year old was day dreaming too much.
One of my favorite times to day dream when I was little was when we went on long road trips. I’d put my ear phones in and make up stories in my mind as I watched the trees swirl by my window as our car zoomed down the highway. I would get so lost in my own little world that it would take me a moment to come back to reality once we reached our destination. But only a minute, it was kind of how when you’re reading a really good book and you loose track of time and life. You just get tangled in the story and it takes a second to snap back. Or I guess it was almost like a dream, where anything could happen, and I’d have to mental wake myself up. I have to admit that even now as an adult I catch myself mentally living in another world sometimes, especially when I’m listening to music, and I have to snap myself back to reality.
I’m assuming that to a normal person, that sounds like crazy talk and it probably sounds like I’ve gone off the deep end. I’m just going to assume that it’s the imaginative writer in me and that I’m not really crazy.
What does all of that have to do with fruit and pineapple dip? Well It just kind of goes with the theme. You see I’m writing about and sharing these Jungle Pineapple Boats today because our #BlockbusterBloggers group had gotten together and decided to share Jungle Book Themed recipes and crafts with everyone today. The Jungle Book is coming out in theaters today so we wanted to celebrate. I decided to go with the fruit boat because I can totally see this as something that Baloo would fall in love with. Although I don’t know about his role in the new movie (since I haven’t seen it yet), I know that Baloo was eating lot of fruit in the cartoon version of the Jungle Book.
I’m pretty sure that if you know anything about me, you know that I love Disney. I love Disney World, I love Disney movies and I love Disney Characters. Heck, Disney movies use to help fuel my imagination as a kid. So that’s kind of how the whole day dreaming thing ties in with this post. 🙂
So now I’m going to set back, nibble on some fruit and pineapple dip, tell you exactly how I made this while I day dream about about being somewhere tropical.
Sorry, I swear that I am probably the most random person in the whole word.
To make these Jungle Book inspired Jungle Pineapple Boats, you’re going to need a whole pineapple, some mixed fruit of your choice and some marshmallow fluff cream.
Take your pineapple and just slice it carefully down the middle. You’re going to need a pretty sharp knife to do this so please be careful.
Once you’ve got your pineapple sliced in half, use a knife or spoon to get some of the pineapple out to create the pineapple boats/bowls. Make sure to reserve any of the pineapple juice that you can get from the pineapple because you’re going to need about 2 oz of pineapple juice for the marshmallow pineapple dip.
Cut up your fruit and add it to one side of the pineapple, I always cut up extra fruit and leave it in a bowl to easily refill my pineapple boat. I used a mixture of strawberries, kiwi, blackberries, green grapes and bananas. You can use any type of fruit that you want though, we’re not going to be super picky about that. Just use what you love.
For the marshmallow fruit dip, you’re going to want to spoon the marshmallow fluff into a medium or large bowl. Yes, it’s going to be sticky, sorry, it’s marshmallow fluff. Marshmallow fluff is always sticky. Just lick it off your fingers when no one is looking. I promise that I won’t tell.
Add in about 2 oz of the pineapple juice and stir. Now stir, stir, stir until the marshmallow dip is smooth. Pour the marshmallow dip into the other half of the pineapple.
Serve each pineapple half, side by side. I would suggest serving it with two large spoons so that people can scoop out fruit and drizzle it with dip however I think that sitting out some decorative toothpicks would work just at good, however I’m to lazy and impatient to impale each piece of fruit with a toothpick.
Jungle Pineapple Boat (Mixed Fruit Pineapple Boat & Pineapple Fruit Dip)
Make sure to take a look at all of the other Jungle Boo themed recipes and crafts below! Who’s going to see The Jungle Book? I know, I am!
Tiger’s Blood Sorbet from Around My Family Table
Jungle Pineapple Boat (Mixed Fruit Pineapple Boats) from Big Bear’s Wife
Isomalt Lotus – Man’s Fiery Red Flower from Ashlee Marie
Jungle Cooler from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Jungle Book Free Printable from Celebrating Family
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Bites from Home.Made.Interest.
Banana Monkey Bread Muffins from Life Anchored
Baloo Berry Coconut Popsicles from Liz on Call
Tropical Safari Sundaes from For the Love of Food
I’m linking this recipe to Meal Plan Monday #24