Creamy Fruit Salad

by Melissa on September 5, 2008

I first had this fruit salad when I went to a cookout at my Dad’s house, and it was so delicious! I am not even sure if Creamy Fruit Salad is the real name, everyone just kept calling it “the fruit stuff that Sam brought.” Well Sam was nice enough to give me the recipe. You can use any combination of canned and or fresh fruit that you want.

Creamy Fruit Salad

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened to room temp. ( I used light)
  • 1 (8 oz) container cool whip
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into bite-size chunks or 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks
  • 1 (15 oz) can mandarin oranges
  • 1 (6 oz) jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 pint of strawberries, rinsed, hulled and quartered
  • 1 cup of blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups purple grapes, rinsed

Combine the sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese with a stand or hand mixer on medium speed. Fold in the cool whip and set aside. Combine the fruit in a large, make sure it is well dried after rinsing or the salad will be soupy. Gently stir in the cream cheese mixture and let set in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. You may not use all of the cream cheese mixture, but it is delicious for dipping fruit in as well.

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Carrie September 5, 2008 at 7:22 pm

My grandma makes fruit salad all the time, but just uses cool whip, I will have to try this recipe!

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bakingblonde September 5, 2008 at 7:44 pm

That looks and sounds so good. Perfect for a potluck or for a sweet treat after a great grilled meal!

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Joelen September 8, 2008 at 9:53 am

Yum! I love this salad and get excited when I see it brought to picnics!

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Melissa September 8, 2008 at 10:50 am

Normally I’m not a fan of these types of fruit salads, but this one looks seriously good. I’m going to have to give it another shot!

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Kandi September 5, 2009 at 12:22 pm

This fruit salad rocks!! My family loves it…thank you for posting such a wonderful recipe :)

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Sally Diaz April 2, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I had a similar Creamy Fruit Salad at a friends Birthday party,n figure I’d like to make it too,for my family…had to look online for the recipe n this one caught my eyes,I plan to get the ingredients when I go food shopping…Thank you for posting Melissa.

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Melissa April 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Sally- Now that it is getting warmer out, I can’t wait to start making this again! I hope you enjoy it!

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Erika June 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I too have been looking for a copy of this recipe after someone brought it to a potluck. All 4 my kids LOVED it! I am making it again for fathers day.. great with a grilled steak. This one has really become a family fav of ours…Thanks again for posting this for all of us!

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Dave June 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Simply amazing!

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Nancy August 26, 2012 at 2:16 am

I made this tonight and I am bringing to the family reunion tomorrow…i havent put the dressing on yet though but it looks really good. Thank you Melissa!

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granne February 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Can this recipe be frozen for later use?

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Melissa March 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

Thanks for the question! I have never frozen it, so I am honestly not sure. If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out!

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