Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

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This whipped cream fruit salad, along with the homemade whipped cream, is a throwback to my childhood and one of my favorites. Whipped cream fruit salad is a staple at every Thanksgiving, and it is so easy to make with only four ingredients. I remember being a child and wrecking my appetite with this dish 🙂 And because we were at grandma’s house, she would let us eat as much as we wanted :). We have always made our whipped cream fruit salad with canned fruit, but you can of course choose to make it with fresh fruit. If using canned fruit, the most important thing is to let the fruit drain overnight in the fridge (see step 1 below).

What is usually in a fruit salad?

Because I use canned fruit for my fruit salad, it consists of pears, green grapes, peaches, maraschino cherries, and pineapple. I then add in a banana and red grapes. But really though, a fruit salad can contain whatever combination of fruit you want.

How do you make fruit salad with whipped cream?

Simple! You take canned fruit, a sliced banana, a cup of halved red grapes, homemade whipped cream, and you mix everything together.

What is a good dressing for fruit salad?

Personally, I think the best dressing for a fruit salad is homemade whipped cream!

How to Make Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

1. Drain off both cans of fruit in a stainless steel sieve. If desired, rinse fruit under running water. Then place sieve over a deep glass bowl and set in the refrigerator overnight to allow the remainder of the liquid to drain off. Excess water will make the fruit salad soupy, and we don’t want that!

Drained fruit cocktail sits in a stainless steel sieve placed over a medium sized glass bowl.

2. The next morning, thinly slice a banana, and halve enough red grapes lengthwise to fill about a cup (about 20 grapes). Mix the banana and the red grapes in with the rest of the fruit. Gently fold in the whipped cream. Serve immediately, and garnish each serving with ground cinnamon, if desired.

Whipped cream fruit salad sits in a large glass bowl on a white marble background with a large spoon sticking out.

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Whipped cream fruit salad topped with ground cinnamon sits in two teal colored fruit bowls. In the lower left is a handful of red grapes. In the background are two stainless steel spoons, a pear, a banana, and a bunch of green grapes. Two cinnamon sticks sit between the fruit bowls. Everything sits on a teal, navy, gray, black, and white colored paisley placemat which sits on top of a white marble background. This is the horizontal image.
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Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

This whipped cream fruit salad only has four ingredients and comes together in less than 5 minutes. This is a really easy side to make for Thanksgiving, or really anytime you are craving fruit and whipped cream!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit salad, fruit salad with cool whip, fruit salad with whipped cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 272 kcal
Author The Panicked Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. can fruit cocktail, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. can fruit cocktail, rinsed and drained
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved lengthwise (~20 grapes)
  • homemade whipped cream (see link in step 2)

Instructions

  1. Drain off both cans of fruit in a stainless steel sieve. If desired, rinse fruit under running water. Then place sieve over a deep glass bowl and set in the refrigerator overnight to allow the remainder of the liquid to drain off.

  2. The next morning, thinly slice a banana, and halve enough red grapes lengthwise to fill about a cup (about 20 grapes). Mix the banana and the red grapes in with the rest of the fruit. Gently fold in the homemade whipped cream. Serve immediately, and garnish each serving with ground cinnamon, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Storage: The fruit salad is good as long as the bananas aren't mushy, and it's not watery. I generally get two days out of it.

Credit: My grandmother!

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This whipped cream fruit salad has only 4 ingredients & comes together in less than 5 minutes. An easy side for Thanksgiving, or a cooling summer treat! Whipped cream fruit salad is one of my favorite dishes from childhood, and it is a staple at my family's Thanksgiving year after year! #thepanickedfoodie #fruitsalad #fruitsaladwithwhippedcream #thanksgivingrecipessidedishes #whippedcream #whippedcreamhomemade


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