Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad – Cool, Refreshing & Light

Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad – Cool, Refreshing & Light

Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad is cool, refreshing and light. The perfect dessert on a hot night…or when you want to impress guests with a not-the-usual dessert ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted something different. We had plenty of frozen fruit in the freezer (I use them for my morning smoothies). I had some Jello and whipping cream for another dessert I had planned to make. Fruit was what I was craving; I wasn’t in the mood for cake or pie. And besides, it was unseasonably hot outside.

Something old fashioned. Something…different.

I searched all my old cookbooks, including my kitchen bible; also known as, my mother’s cookbook. Most of the recipes I found took a lot of time or called for marshmallows. I had neither. So I pulled a few together a few recipes and came up with Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad ๐Ÿ™‚

Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad
You can use fresh fruit too to make this cool, refreshing treat!

What I love about this frozen fruit salad recipe is it’s simplicity.

As much as I try to always eat only natural, whole foods even I have “emergency supplies” like boxes of Jello and cornbread mix. Like you, there are times when I don’t have time to cook completely from scratch and those emergency supplies come in handy. So yes, I had a box of lemon Jello in my cupboard.

I alsoย like to keep frozen fruit in my freezer. Fruit that I pick up at the farmer’s market or from fruit off of our trees. I also freeze the fruit we buy at the store but don’t manage to eat. Lots of fruit in my kitchen.

(Fresh fruit can be used too! Use which either you have – I just happen to have frozen fruit right now.)

Best yet, it is simple to make and it is cool, refreshing and light. I didn’t feel stuffed full like I do after eating cake. And it’s not overly sweet like many desserts are.

It is simply DELICIOUS!!

Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad
The frozen slices make this easy to serve ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad - Cool and Refreshing
Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad
Course Dessert
Cook Time 4-5 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cook Time 4-5 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad
Instructions
  1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Stir apple and lemon juice into jello. Blend in mayonnaise. Chill until mixture is very thick yet not set, about 1 hour.
  2. Whip cream until peaks form. Fold into thickened Jello.
  3. Fold in mixed frozen fruit and nuts. Pour into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  4. Freeze until firm, about 3-4 hours. Letting the pan rest on the counter about 5-10 minutes before serving will make it easier to remove and slice.
    Vintage Frozen Fruit Salad
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