Fruit Cocktail Salad with Cool Whip

This fruit cocktail salad with cool whip is the easiest way to whip up some vintage ambrosia this holiday season. We’ve combined all the classic fruit cocktail ingredients and fruity marshmallows with a velvety whipped topping to create a nostalgic, sweet holiday dish. 


  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits
  • 1 ½ cups green grapes, halved or quartered
  • 1  large apple, diced
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 8 ounce container cool whip
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ½ tsp lemon juice, optional
  • ½ tsp vanilla, optional


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir with rubber spatula to combine.


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