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Frozen Fruit Salad

Frozen Fruit Salad
This old fashioned frozen fruit salad made with sour cream, bananas, pineapple and maraschino cherries is ideal for serving with special family meals. My mom served it to us and now I make it for my kids!

Frozen Fruit Salad Recipe

Frozen fruit salad has been around a long time. We loved it when we were kids and I still love it now. In fact everyone I serve it to, loves it also. What makes this frozen fruit salad so good? The pineapple, bananas and maraschino cherries resemble toppings on a banana split and who doesn’t love a banana split? Add enough sweetened sour cream to hold the fruit together and create this irresistible combination for your next family dinner.

Frozen fruit salad is a special, easy to make ahead accompaniment to all meals. It works for brunch or lunch or supper. Leftovers are great for serving your kids after school. They love pulling these out of the freezer! Remember these are easy to make as individual servings. Using cupcake/muffin liners it’s simple to spoon in the fruit salad and then freeze until needed. Just remember to take these cute frozen muffin cups out of the freezer about 20 minutes before you want to eat them.

Frozen Fruit Salad

I’ve served this pale pink frozen fruit salad for many occasions. This year I’m making it for Passover, but it would work well with an Easter dinner as well. Though it isn’t kosher for Passover because it contains dairy, feel free to substitute vegan sour cream such as Tofutti or vegan yogurt. With big heavy meals, this frozen fruit salad helps refresh the palate. Kids often think it’s dessert and that’s OK too!

Similar in use to my frozen cranberry salad I generally serve frozen fruit salad in the spring and my frozen cranberry salad in the colder months. This pink frozen fruit salad is perfect for spring. It’s also an excellent use for maraschino cherries and everyone loves maraschino cherries…whether they want to admit it or not. If you don’t like red dye, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts and Whole Foods all have natural varieties.

Frozen Fruit Salad

So if you need something simple to make a special meal extra special, this fruit salad has got you covered. I’ve seen many frozen fruit salad recipes but I’ll stick with our family favorite. Easy to mix up, you can have this spooned and into the freezer in 20 minutes. Combine your fruit and nuts, if using, with sour cream, lemon juice and sugar and that’s it! Easy and delicious, I have no doubt you will love this as much as we do!

Need a few more ideas for fruit side dishes? This honey lime fruit salad from my friend Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake looks divine! Ambrosia Salad with marshmallows from Real Housemoms is a classic!

I also love this Rhubarb Parfait in the Spring.

Rhubarb Berry Red Wine Parfaits

And these strawberries with balsamic vinegar and black pepper are not to be missed!

Berries with Balsamic Vinegar, Brown Sugar and Pepper! Choose your favorite berry and top it with a bit of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar ad black pepper. You won't believe how good this is! #berries #dessert #vinegar www.thisishowicook.com

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Frozen Fruit Salad

Frozen Fruit Salad

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes Plus Freezing Time
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Sice Dish
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This old fashioned frozen fruit salad made with sour cream, bananas, pineapple and maraschino cherries is ideal for serving with special family meals. My mom served it to us and now I make it for my kids!


Scale

Ingredients

1 c drained, crushed pineapple

2 medium sized bananas diced

2 1/2 T lemon juice

1/8 t salt

2 1/2 c sour cream

1/2 c chopped maraschino cherries

1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


Instructions

Mix everything together in a large bowl.

Spoon into 18 paper cups that have been place into muffin pans. Freeze.

Once these are frozen I take them out of the pans and put them into a giant zip lock bag and store them in the freezer. Remember to take them out about 20 minutes before serving, so they aren’t hard as rocks! Also don’t stack these or they may melt together!


Keywords: frozen fruit salad, frozen fruit salad recipe, frozen fruit salad with sour cream,

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  • sherry
    April 26, 2019 at 5:43 am

    this certainly sounds – different! not something i’ve ever seen before. it reminds me of a dish we made to go with curry – it had a lot of these ingredients but it didn’t have cherries or bananas.

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    April 24, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Your salad has brought back memories of one my mother made with gelatin instead of being frozen. She always made it for holidays. 🙂

  • sippitysup
    April 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    This is definitely one of those throwback recipes I adore! GREG

  • Susan
    April 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve never had a frozen fruit salad either! This would be so refreshing in the summer also.

  • Balvinder
    April 17, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Frozen salad sounds interesting. I have always made fresh fruit salad with whipped cream.

  • Gerlinde @Sunnycovecheg
    April 16, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I don’t think I ever had a frozen fruit salad . It’s perfect for a hot summer day which I hope will come soon . It snowed here in Germany a couple days ago .

  • David @ Spiced
    April 16, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Oh my gosh, this totally reminds me of something my grandma used to make way back when I was a kid. I don’t think I ever ate it as a kid (I was a picky eater), but I’m pretty sure this recipe is in the same vein for sure. I should make a batch now that I’m older and wiser (although the wiser part is arguable). 🙂

  • John / Kitchen Riffs
    April 15, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Gosh, I haven’t had this type of salad in years! My mom used to make something pretty similar — it was good. Yours looks wonderful — neat combo of flavors and ingredients. Thanks!

  • angiesrecipes
    April 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    How fun! I have never had a frozen fruit salad and can’t wait to try it!

  • Holly
    April 15, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    This reminds me of something my grandmother used to make. I haven’t seen one similar in years! Thanks for the happy memories.

  • Liz
    April 15, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    My mom used to make a cousin of this salad! No sour cream, but the same fruit and some oj and gelatin! Yours looks terrific!