There is no end to fruit salad variations, and you probably have your own favorite, whether that’s a sweet, heavenly Ambrosia-type salad or a simple combination of your favorite two or three fruits, perhaps enjoyed with a scoop of yogurt for breakfast or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
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You can’t go wrong with the following frozen fruit salad. It’s wonderfully refreshing so you can cool down in the summer months.
And grandma perfected this heartwarming recipe. Grandmas always know how to make the best sweet treats, don’t they?
This frozen fruit salad boasts cream cheese and whipped topping, along with strawberries, pineapple and banana, so it’s colorful as well as packed with fruity flavor. It’s nutritious too.
Fruit is full of vitamins and minerals, and being able to enjoy something sweet and delicious which is also good for you means you just have to try this recipe for yourself. It’s the perfect frozen dessert in every way.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
There’s a reason why this frozen fruit salad has stood the test of time, and that’s how tasty it is. Not only is this a delicious dish but it’s also nutritious, so the kids will be getting their vitamins and minerals with every spoonful. Also, because it’s frozen, it really helps cool you down in hot weather.
How to Serve It:
A scoop or two of this frozen fruit salad on a hot summer’s day makes a wonderful treat. Another serving idea would be having it ice cream style, adding a scoop to a wafer cone. If you’re making it for the grownups, you might even like to add a splash of brandy or fruit liqueur on top!
- Cream cheese at room temperature
- Fresh strawberries
- Canned crushed pineapple
- Whipped cream or whipped topping, plus more to serve
How to make Gram’s Frozen Fruit Salad:
Step 1. Beat the strawberries and cream cheese with an electric mixer.
Step 2. Stir in the bananas, pineapple and whipped cream with a spoon.
Step 3. Spoon the mixture into a 13×9-inch baking pan and put in the freezer to set (this can take a whole day).
Step 4. Let the frozen fruit salad sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Make this frozen fruit salad. It’s a classic recipe which our parents and grandparents loved to make. Now you know how to prepare it, you can make your own. This is the must-have dessert for cooling down during the hot summer months.
Gram’s Frozen Fruit Salad
- 2 sliced bananas
- 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 pint chopped fresh strawberries
- 20 ounces canned crushed pineapple drained
- 2 cups whipped cream or whipped topping plus more to serve
- Beat the strawberries and cream cheese with an electric mixer.
- Stir in the bananas, pineapple and whipped cream with a spoon.
- Spoon the mixture into a 13×9-inch baking pan and put in the freezer to set (this can take a whole day).
- Let the frozen fruit salad sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Can You Make It Ahead?
Yes, this is a great dessert to prepare in advance and it will keep in the freezer until you want it.
This frozen fruit dessert will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for a couple of months.
Variations and Substitutions:
Use whatever kind of fruit you want when making this. Anything from peaches and apricots to raspberries, blueberries or blackberries will be perfect. Choose soft fruits (like berries) because hard fruits (like apples) aren’t so good texture-wise in frozen dessert recipes.