Five Cup Salad

Five Cup Salad


"Cool and refreshing fruit salad. The sour cream adds a creamy tang. If you like you can add more coconut and marshmallows. If desired, confectioner's sugar can be used in place of the coconut and cherries can be added for color."
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35 m servings 169 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine the fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks in a large bowl. Fold in the sour cream and coconut. Chill. Just before serving, stir in the marshmallows and serve.


  1. 44 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Great salad, perfect for a summer BBQ. It is very easy, but if you have extra time it is great with bananas and strawberries instead of the fruit cocktail.

Most helpful critical review

I really prefer fresh fruit for salads, but if you need to use canned fruit this is a good combination.

Great salad, perfect for a summer BBQ. It is very easy, but if you have extra time it is great with bananas and strawberries instead of the fruit cocktail.

Easy recipe for fruit salad. My husband doesn't like coconut and I forgot to buy marshmallows, but I mixed about a tablespoon of brown sugar into the sour cream before adding it to the fruit an...

Holiday tradition in my family...we called 24 hour Christmas salad. Makes a beautiful presentation and is simply delicious!

My mother made this when my sister and I were kids. I made it the other day for the first in years. MMM, did it ever bring back memories. It was my husband's first taste and he likes it. My dad ...

This is so good! I saved 1 Tbs. of juice from the fruit and mixed it with the sour cream. I will make this again and again.

This recipe was a big hit. I substituted fresh grapes and whole maraschino cherries for the fruit cocktail. I didn't stick to the "cup" rule. I just combined the quantities of fruit and coconut ...

I thought this salad was very cool and refreshing. It was an easy version of ambrosia which I love. The sour cream was a refreshing addition, it cut the sweetness of the overall salad. I really ...

This one is a keeper...if you like cherries use fruit cocktail with extra cherries like DelMonte's "Very Cherry". This is great for picnics or summer parties.I like to make it for Easter too~

What an easy summer dessert! I did use more marshmellows than called for but it turned out great! Looked great in the mold I used. I thought about adding 1/2c walnuts but held back (although I m...