Easy Fruity Salad for a #SundaySupper Summer BBQ Party

Easy Fruity Salad|Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos

This week for #SundaySupper we’re having a BBQ Party!  There’s sure to be lots of yummy food on the Que as well as great sides, drinks and desserts!  Thanks so much to Jennie of The Messy Baker and Melanie of Melanie Makes for hosting this Shindig!

I have an awesome fruit/jello salad that I love to make every year for the 4th of July. It makes a great BBQ side/dessert and it’s even great anytime of year.  It’s nothing fancy, but it always disappears quickly when I take it to potlucks Bar-b-ques or family gatherings!  It is so versatile because you can use any jello flavor and just about any fruit you want.  I use canned fruit, usually just fruit cocktail and either manderin oranges or chunk pineapple.  I have also used fresh banana, tropical fruit and fresh grapes.

Easy Fruity Salad
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 2 large tubs cool whip
  • 1 large package flavored gelatin (use the flavor you like or a flavor that matches your color theme)
  • 3 cans fruit cocktail
  • 1 can mandarin oranges or chunk pineapple
  • 1 bag colored marshmallows
  1. Cut cream cheese into small cubes.
  2. Place 1 tub cool whip in a stand mixer and start mixing on medium speed.
  3. Add cream cheese cubes to cool whip slowly, allowing time to mix. When all cubes have been added, continue mixing until cream cheese in thoroughly combined with cool whip.
  4. Slowly add gelatin powder and mix well to combine. Stop mixer and scrape down sides. Mix again until thoroughly combined.
  5. Drain liquid from all fruit.
  6. In a large bowl combine cool whip/gelatin mixture, drained fruit, marshmallows and remiaining tub of cool whip and fold together until completely combined.
  7. Chill at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
Use any canned fruit you like, diced peaches or pears, canned tropical fruit, all pineapple, all mandarin oranges, anything you find that sounds good to you.
You may also wish to use fresh fruit such as sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, grapes (you may wish to halve them), chopped kiwi fruit, fresh pineapple, etc. You may also add nuts, such as chopped walnuts to the salad if you wish.

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38 thoughts on “Easy Fruity Salad for a #SundaySupper Summer BBQ Party

  1. Our family served something similar with lime jello and pineapple–and it’s one of my favorite treats! I’ll bet this one is equally delicious!

  2. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  3. So yummy! That looks amazing!

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  5. My mom used to make a similar salad when I was growing up and i loved it!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. My aunt used to make a similar salad when I was younger. Yum!

  7. Great for summer! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  8. Oooh this brings back memories of growing up! Such a classic at all the summer happenings when I was a kid!

  9. This recipe is so nostalgic! So reminds me of fruit salads that would grace the table at cook-outs my family would attend when I was little. Awesome!

  10. I’ve never had such a salad
    Sounds like a real treat! 🙂

  11. Love! This so reminds me of the types of salads that my Gran would make. Makes me miss her even more desperately but now I have a great recipe to try.

  12. You know I don’t think I have ever tried anything like this salad before, it is very intriguing.

  13. I wouldn’t have thought to add cream cheese to something like this before.

  14. This reminds me of a dessert that my grandmother used to make every time we all got together! I’m glad you shared this with us.

  15. This reminds me of the yummy salads my mom and MIL used to make! I know I’d love it!

  16. You know, I’ve always been daunted by the idea of these sweet fruit salads, but the fact that you bring it to every BBQ event reassures me! I love hearing that “in person” (i.e. from bloggers I know I can trust–and it’s been great to meet ya! So I’m sure it’s an awesome recipe). Thanks for sharing–lovely to see you around!

    • Ala, I’m really looking forward to getting to know you over the next weeks and months, I’m glad to meet you too. Thanks for stopping by! See you soon! HUGS

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  18. My Mom used to make something a little like this when I was a kid. Great side! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I’m sure this would be a hit at any summer festivities!

  24. Oh, my … this does sound like a truly refreshing recipe, perfect for a summer BBQ!

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  27. What a fun salad, or dessert!

  28. I haven’t had a salad like this in years, it was popular when I was growing up, bringing back memories!!

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  30. How fun! I’ve not had a fruit salad in years, but they are always perfect for summer entertaining and 4th of July parties!

  31. Fruit salad is definitely one of my favorites. I love how easy this is!

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