White Trash Fruit Salad!




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 Also known as a variety of fruit with whipped topping from a tub. A classic.

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Step 1: What You'll Need...

  • a small tub (about 8 oz will do it!) of whipped topping (cool whip or something like it!)
  • 6-8 cups of fruit, various kinds, can be fresh or frozen
  • a lemon or lime
  • a big bowl
  • a big spoon
I'm using all fresh except for the blueberries. I'm doing mango, strawberries, and pineapple for this batch. :D

Step 2: Cut Up the Pineapple.

 Throw it in the bowl.

Step 3: Cut Up the Strawberries.

 Throw them in the bowl.

Step 4: Cut Up the Mango.

 (Using this fantastic ible: www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Cut-A-Mango/ )

Throw it in the bowl.

Step 5: Dump the Blueberries in the Bowl.


If you've got any fresh mint on hand, tear some up and throw it in!

Step 6: Lime Time!

 Roll the lime on the counter top to release the juices, and then juice half of it over the bowl and mix. :)

Step 7: Add the Whipped Cream and Eat!

 Just mix it all around so the whipped cream gets on every piece of fruit. 

Enjoy! ^_^

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    18 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    There's a related Weight Watchers recipe--it uses a can of juice-pack pineapple, four diced apples (I think granny smiths are the best, because of their tartness), a package of sugar-free, fat -free butterscotch instant pudding mix, and a 20oz tub of "lite" whipped topping. You mix evereything together, including thenjuice from the pineqpple. It's called "caramel apple salad" and it's pretty yummy--and easy-peasy. I suppose you could use fresh pineapple, but you'd have to add a wee tad bit of fruit juice to make up the juice from the canned. My hub loves it, and I've served it to "company", not teling them it's a "diet" recipe, and they polish it off and ask for the recipe!


     The corner of my craft table, haha. Light was failing and it was the sunniest place in the apartment. :P


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm thinking there's gotta be a way to deep fat fry the whole thing for the full "white trash" effect.  Or maybe at least cut up a few Twinkies and toss 'em in.

    This is a great recipe for lazy chefs like me.  Keep up the good work...

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm thinking you'd have to freeze it hard first and then "flash fry" it at extremely high heat, much as is done with fried ice cream.  Possibly dusting the hard mass with powdered sugar might be a way to get the surface to caramelize quickly.  I'm not sure just what the properties of the oils in artificial whipped cream are, so I'm not sure but what those wouldn't caramelize to form a crust to keep it all in.

    When you're done, you can then drain the fry grease, mix it with sodium hydroxide and methanol, and make biodiesel out of it -- thereby making a carbon neutral white trash dessert.  And this is important when you consider the amount of petroleum products that go into most ingredients for true white-trash cooking, artificial whipped toppings being near the top of the list for "unburned hydrocarbons."

     I don't care for marshmallows or nuts in my fruit salad... then we're basically talking ambrosia salad, which is another name for sugar crashing. :P