My nana made this every year but I kept forgetting to write it down. So glad I found something that comes close to hers!

In the realm of desserts, there’s nothing quite as delightful as Nana’s Frozen Fruit Salad. This tantalizing concoction combines the sweetness of various fruits with the richness of cream cheese and whipped cream, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, a holiday gathering, or simply craving something sweet, this frozen fruit salad is sure to impress. Let’s delve into the details of this delectable recipe and discover how to recreate it in your own kitchen.


Cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) package
Heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks 1 cup
Granulated sugar 3/4 cup
Crushed pineapple, drained well 1 (20-ounce) can
Frozen strawberries or raspberries, slightly thawed and chopped 1 (10-ounce) package
Mandarin oranges, drained 1 (11-ounce) can
Chopped pecans 1/2 cup
Maraschino cherries, halved 1/3 cup
Ripe bananas, sliced 2
Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Prepare the Cream Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, blend the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Incorporate Whipped Cream: Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  3. Add Fruits: Stir in the drained crushed pineapple, chopped strawberries or raspberries, and mandarin oranges, ensuring even distribution of the fruits.
  4. Enhance with Nuts and Cherries: Incorporate the chopped pecans and halved maraschino cherries into the mixture for added texture and flavor.
  5. Preserve Banana Freshness: To prevent browning, toss the sliced bananas in lemon juice before gently folding them into the salad mixture.
  6. Freeze: Spread the fruit salad evenly into a 9×13-inch pan, cover, and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours until firm.
  7. Serve: Prior to serving, let the salad sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, then cut into squares and enjoy the refreshing goodness.

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