This fruit salad could pass for dessert and is a go to for parties or group gatherings. The secret ingredient provides a creamy richness that will make anyone ask for more fruit please!
My cooking philosophy is to keep it healthy and easy. Recipes at Hammers N Hugs will include all-natural ingredients that can often be frozen and have been tested and approved by friends and family!
If you haven’t already clicked on the printable recipe, then I will tell you the secret ingredient to this delicious fruit salad is instant vanilla pudding.
I use the Jello brand “Simply Good” line which is all natural flavoring without artificial dyes or preservatives. Our local grocery store often has these available, but if yours does not they can be bought in a pack of 12 on Amazon here. Another good option is Simply Delish Natural Vanilla Pudding found here. You can see why this fruit salad could pass for a dessert. It is truly amazing. The only other fruit I will use that is not included in this picture is kiwi. It adds a beautiful touch of green to the rainbow of colors packed with antioxidant goodness.
So as not to waste the delicious fruit juice, I mix the pudding with the pineapple juice and the peach juice. I use a jar of my canned peaches, but using the juice from store bought canned peaches works as well!
One of the keys to this recipe is to mix the pudding into the fruit juice really well so that there aren’t any clumps. Whisk away!
Once you have poured the fruit into the bowl, mix gently to coat all of the fruit with the pudding mixture.
Put in the fridge for approx 1 hr to get the creamy texture or enjoy right away!
HammersNHugs Kitchen Essentials
- OXO Good Grips Containers for dry ingredients
- Anchor Hocking TrueFit Lid Freezer Safe Glass Bakeware
- Oster Bread Machine
- Hamilton Beach Food Processor
- From Freezer to Table cookbook
- Large butcher block cutting board
- Food grade butcher block/cutting board oil
- OXO Good Grips Pro Muffin Tins
- Vintage Floral Kitchen Apron
- Personalized Kids’ Kitchen Aprons
- Large Glass Oil Decanter and Cruet
- Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer