This recipe was one of my great grandma’s specialties. Champagne Salad was one of the desserts that Granny always made for holidays, it was my favorite! Last Christmas I made these Tea Towels using Granny’s handwritten recipe card for this dessert. After featuring the DIY on the blog, several people asked me about the recipe and I knew that it was one that I wanted to make and share here.
This frozen dessert is creamy and full of fruit, it’s perfect for summer (especially if you don’t have an ice cream maker). Make a batch of this dessert, slice it up, then store it in the freezer for quick single-serving treats. Or serve it as a refreshing finale at your next barbecue. I bet this recipe would also be great in popsicle form!
Champagne Salad 12 servings
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 12 oz package frozen strawberries (thawed)
- 20 oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
- 2 bananas (sliced)
- 1 cup pecans (chopped)
- 8 oz cool whip
In the bowl of a mixer, beat together cream cheese and sugar. Add strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and pecans and turn on mixer to blend. Use a spatula to fold in cool whip.
Pour in a 9″ x 13″ (or 10″ square) pan. Freeze overnight. Thaw for half an hour before slicing and serving.