This Berry Fruit Salad is light, refreshing, and a favorite summer dessert recipe that is loaded with fresh strawberries, fresh blackberries, and fresh raspberries. A delightful fruit salad that is perfect for backyard BBQs, summer cookouts, potlucks and family gatherings. Also, delicious as an afternoon snack the whole family will enjoy.
When summer rolls around, I like to bring cool, creamy desserts to potlucks or serve them as desserts. There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a sweet treat that’s chilled, rich, creamy, and delicious. When I was a girl, my mother used to make fruit salad all the time. I couldn’t get enough of it, and neither could anyone else when she brought it to any gathering. I loved helping her make it, and when I got older, I made it all the time, as well. Not only was it delicious, but it was so much fun to get the kids in the kitchen to help me just like I helped my mom.
That’s why I love making this fruit salad. It’s full of flavor and nostalgia. It also has all the classic flavors we love in fruit salad with a healthy serving of berries inside of it! It’s the perfect dessert to bring to backyard barbecues, potlucks, parties, or simply to serve to your family for dessert on a summer day.
Berry Fruit Salad
This fruit salad is a berry lover’s dream. It’s loaded with strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. It also has an extra kick of sweetness from mini marshmallows, the earthy flavor and crunch of chopped pecans, and the smooth, creamy, sweetness of Cool Whip. Oh, it’s so good. Bring it to any get-together and watch everyone devour it in minutes!
Why You’ll Love This Fruit Salad with Fresh Berries
- It’s light and refreshing and loaded with strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
- It’s always a favorite summer dessert that everyone loves.
- It only takes a few simple ingredients to make.
This recipe is so easy that I don’t have any tips whatsoever. I’m pretty sure it’s physically impossible to ruin this recipe, which is always a plus. I do, however, have some great variations that I think you’re going to love.
- Use any of your favorite fruits like blueberries, pineapple, grapes, apples, watermelon, bananas, and more.
- For an extra kick of protein with relatively no flavor change, use full-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.
- If you’re feeling fancy, make your own whipped cream for this recipe.
Berry Fruit Salad FAQ
If you have questions bout this recipe, then you’re in luck. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about fruit salad.
What is fruit salad?
Fruit salad is a dessert made with various fruit and served in a liquid of either fruit juice or syrup. The Cool Whip-based version is made with Cool Whip or whipped cream, sour cream, and sugar. It’s what most people know as ambrosia.
What is berry salad?
Berry salad is simply a variation of fruit salad that uses berries exclusively.
How do I keep fruit salad fresh?
It’s very easy to keep fruit salad like this fresh. Simply store it in an air-tight container. If you’re adding fruit that can turn brown like apples or bananas, give them a quick toss in a little lemon juice (not too much) to prevent browning.
What fruit is good for fruit salad?
There are all kinds of fruits that go well in fruit salad. Some favorites are:
- Mandarin oranges
Can you use bananas in fruit salad?
You sure can. They’re very good. If you use bananas or apples, be sure to coat them in lemon juice first to stop them from turning brown.
Can I use frozen berries in fruit salad?
I don’t recommend it. Frozen berries release a lot of water and get mushy when they defrost, leading to a fruit salad that tends to be watery and fruit that is mushy rather than firm.
Can fruit salad be made in advance?
It sure can. Fruit salad is delicious the next day, maybe even better. Make a batch the night before and then bring it to your party or serve it as a dessert the next day.
How to Store Leftovers
Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
Berry Fruit Salad Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this delicious recipe. You’ll find everything you need easily at your local grocery store.
- Cool Whip
- Powdered sugar
- Sour cream
- Shredded coconut
- Lime juice
- Mini marshmallows
- Chopped pecans
How to Make Berry Fruit Salad
Making this berry fruit salad is just about the easiest thing you’ll ever do. It only takes three steps and one of those is chilling!
Step 1: Make the Creamy Base
Combine the Cool Whip, sour cream, powdered sugar, coconut flakes, and lime juice in a large bowl and stir until combined.
Step 2: Complete the Fruit Salad
Gently fold in the fruit, mini marshmallows, and pecans until combined.
Step 3: Chill
Cover the salad with plastic wrap, place in the refrigerator, and chill until ready to serve.
Try This Easy Fruit Salad Recipe Today
This berry fruit salad is rich, creamy, sweet, and delicious. It’s also incredibly easy to make. With a combination like that, there’s no reason not to give it a try. It’s so sweet and creamy, and everyone always loves it. It’s the perfect addition to any potluck or party. Give it a try, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
Here Are A Few More Fruit Recipes To Try
Pink Dessert – A light and fluffy dessert recipe made with cool whip, marshmallows, pineapple, walnuts, and cherry pie filling.
Cream Cheese Blackberry Dessert – A super easy, no-bake dessert that has a sweet and salty pretzel crust, cream cheese filling, and a blackberry topping.
Blueberry Cobbler Frozen Dessert – A no-bake dessert that tastes just like a cheesecake. It’s loaded with fresh blueberries and graham crackers.
Also, try this Key Lime Dessert from Deliciously Seasoned. A sweet and salty pretzel crust made with a creamy and rich filling and then topped with key lime pie filling.
Berry Fruit Salad
- In a large bowl combine cool whip, sour cream, powdered sugar, coconut flakes, and lime juice. Stir until combined.
- Gently fold fruit, mini marshmallows and pecans into cool whip mixture until combined.
- Cover with plastic wrap, place in the fridge to chill, then enjoy.
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