Frozen Fruit Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese is a cool, refreshing dessert to top off your meal on a hot summer day. Try this frozen fruit salad, it will hit the spot every time. I am resurrecting this recipe from my childhood; my mother made this dessert every summer. It was a special treat for me and my sisters. The rich, smoothness of the cream cheese, the sweetness of the pineapple, and the crispness of the grapes creates a contrasting texture sensation in your mouth. This dessert has all the creamy deliciousness of ice cream, but with the extra bonus of the sweet goodness of fruit. It will be loved by everyone, both children and adults.
2 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 1/4 – cups Cool Whip
2 – tbls. Miracle Whip
1 – 20 oz. can pineapple chunks with 100% juice
4 – tbls. pineapple juice from can of pineapple
3 – cups mini marshmallows
2 – cups seedless green grapes
Let the cream cheese come to room temperature then place it in a large mixing bowl. Measure out the Cool Whip and leave it out of the freezer to soften. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice in a small bowl.
When the cream cheese is soft, add the Miracle Whip and 4 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice. Mix with an electric mixer, and whip until smooth, about 1 minute.
Next add in the marshmallows and pineapple pieces.
Now fold in the Cool Whip and grapes. You can cut the grapes in half, but I prefer them whole.
Spread the mixture evenly into an 8 x 12 Pyrex dish. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze at least 3 hours before serving. If you leave it in the freezer for several hours or overnight, you will need to take it out of the freezer about 20 minutes prior to serving.
Cut into squares and enjoy!