Slushy Fruit Salad

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + freezing


18 servings

Updated: Jul. 25, 2023
A fresh fruit salad can take some time to prepare and needs last-minute assembly. That's why I often rely on this make-ahead frozen fruit salad when entertaining a crowd. —Judy McHone, Springfield, Illinois
Slushy Fruit Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 4 large firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 can (29 ounces) sliced peaches, undrained and chopped
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries, undrained


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and freeze until firm, about 8 hours. Remove from the freezer 45 minutes before serving. Place into chilled bowls; serve immediately.

Frozen Fruit Salad Tips

How do I serve frozen fruit salad?

Frozen fruit salad can be served as a side dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Or, serve it as a refreshing light dessert after a heavy meal. It’s a tasty dish for any holiday gathering, party or potluck. Because it’s served cold, it’s ideal for warm-weather gatherings. But it’s also delightful on Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. Remember to remove it from the freezer 45 minutes before serving. Looking for a refreshing dish to serve on a hot, sticky day? Try one of these cold salads to keep both you and the kitchen cool.

What other ingredients can I add to this fruit salad?

Feel free to add any canned or frozen fruits you desire. Frozen raspberries, blueberries, mango, papaya or mixed fruit would all taste delicious. Adjust measurements if needed to accommodate any substitutions. Here are more delicious fruit salad recipes.

Is frozen fruit salad healthy?

Yes and no. This salad contains many nutrient-rich fruits that are good for you and it’s fat free. However, with one cup of added sugar, two frozen juice concentrates and the naturally occurring sugar (fructose) in the fruits themselves, there is high sugar content overall (48 grams per serving). So this is a dish that is best enjoyed on an occasional basis. Here’s a lineup of healthy fruit recipes you can alternate with this frozen version! If you’re watching your sugar intake, try one of these low-sugar desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 204 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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