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a white bowl filled with creamy fruit salad with whipped cream and marshmallows, topped with strawberry garnish
5 from 7 votes

Fruit Salad with Whipped Cream

A creamy fruit salad with whipped cream, marshmallows, and coconut is a sweet dessert or side dish that everyone will love!
Author Diana
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 1 apple diced, any variety
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries or other berries
  • 1 cup seedless grapes sliced in half
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream see note 1
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • In a large bowl, toss the diced apple and banana with lemon juice to prevent browning. Add the rest of the fruits.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy whipping cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip until it's whipped and airy. Do not overwhip. If it's too thick, add a splash of water and gently stir in.
  • Add the whipped cream to the fruit, along with the marshmallows and coconut (save some marshmallows and coconut for the topping).
  • Stir gently to combine, chill until ready to serve. Top with the remaining mini marshmallows and coconut for garnish.


  1. If desired, use 2 cups of Cool Whip whipped topping in place of the cream and powdered sugar. 
  2. Switch out any of the fruits that you don't enjoy, and add ones that you do! Try canned fruits like pineapple, fruit cocktail, or mandarin oranges, or any of your favorite fresh fruits. 
  3. Tossing the apples and bananas with fresh lemon juice is important! If you skip this step, the fruits will turn brown. 
  4. To Store: Keep the salad refrigerated until ready to serve. You can make this a few hours ahead of time, but otherwise it's best to make the whipped cream and mix up the salad just before you want to eat it. 


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg