Champagne Salad Frozen Dessert

Champagne Salad - A Creamy Frozen Dessert with Strawberries, Pineapple, and Banana

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 - A Creamy Frozen Dessert with Strawberries, Pineapple, and Banana

Champagne Salad - A Creamy Frozen Dessert with Strawberries, Pineapple, and Banana

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.

Champagne Salad - A Creamy Frozen Dessert with Strawberries, Pineapple, and Banana

Facebook // Etsy // Pinterest // Instagram // Twitter

Advertisements

35 thoughts on “Champagne Salad Frozen Dessert

  1. Served it last weekend. Very good and refreshing. We commented that it tasted like a banana split, might try drizzling with chocolate next time. That would make a nice presentation. I also liked that you can make ahead, keep in the freezer and take out a piece at a time. We always love your recipes.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s a very good question – I’m really not sure where this dessert got its name… maybe its because it has kind of a light and airy texture, even after freezing, or maybe because it’s a festive dessert? We always enjoyed it on holidays!

      Like

  2. My mother in law made something similar and froze it in cup cake papers in a muffin tin. Once frozen she would pop them in a zip lock bag until she served them. Then she would take the number she needed and slip off the paper and serve, usually as a frozen fruit salad in summer. I am glad to have the recipe now.

    Like

    1. I remember my Atlanta, GA. grandmother making a dessert similar to this for ladies’ luncheons…she used whipped cream as there was no such thing as Cool Whip in those days. I’m 78 and a food writer and sort of food historian – Cool Whip was not introduced until the mid 60s

      Like

  3. Love this! My Mother made it with cherries and a dry product named Dream Whip (pre-Cool Whip era). She made it in muffin papers/tins, froze, then bagged. She always had some for a quick Summer dessert or treat. Yum!

    Like

  4. I have lost my recipe that is very similar to this but instead of strawberries it has canned dark sweet cherries. I am taking your version to my church small group tomorrow night. Can’t wait to try it with strawberries. Thanks for sharing and I will be checking out more of your recipes.

    Like

  5. can this dessert be placed in the freezer for any time less than overnight and eaten in a softer version rather than frozen squares?

    Like

  6. Do you think this recipe could be made and NOT frozen…served as more of a dessert salad or side salad like similar recipes that are made with fruit and cool whip? Thanks!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s