Summer Fruit Salad Dessert


It is now summer, which means I may actually have time to do some cooking again!

Tonight, I am going over to a house of some friends for dinner, and I’m bringing (in their words) a “salad-dessert combo”. (I gave them a list of things I would be very happy to bring, including “some combination thereof”, which then translated into a combined salad-dessert. Yup. Head’s up: Don’t try to take things too literally with me, because I will respond in kind.

So for dessert, we’re having a frozen fruit salad with a cinnamon-lemon “dressing”, and canned whipped-cream.

frozen fruit salad with a lemon dressing / glaze
It’s frozen. It’s fruit. It’s got “dressing.” (Whipped-cream not shown.)

I’ve sampled it, and it’s gonna be good. 😀


  • Fruit:
    • 1/2-1 1/2 C Strawberries
    • 1 C Blueberries
    • 1-2 Bananas
    • Frozen Cherries
  • Glaze / “dressing”
    • About 1 Tblsp honey
    • About 1-2 tsp lemon juice
    • About 1 tsp vanilla
    • cinnamon

Make the “dressing” / Glaze

In the bowl you will be mixing and freezing from:

  1. Pour in the honey. Make sure the honey is liquidy. Mine solidifies… frequently. So, in order to use it, I needed to stick it in the microwave for a few seconds at a time until it was liquid again. I do things in about increments of 15 seconds at power level 5 at first, and then 7 second intervals to get rid of the lumps. Note that you should do this step first.
  2. Add the lemon juice. Stir a bit.
  3. Add the vanilla. Stir more.
  4. Add cinnamon. Stir vigorously or whisk until completely smooth.

Making the fruit salad

  1. Slice the fruit into bite-size pieces
  2. Add the fruit into the bowl with the “dressing”, one type of fruit at a time
  3. As you add the fruit, stir it in with the glaze.
  4. Sample as needed to ensure that the fruit and “dressing” really go together. 😉
  5. Freeze for a while
  6. I have not done this yet, but stick in refrigerator for probably about an hour before ready to serve. Or bring it out for a few minutes, and let it sit in the summer heat, so that it can partially thaw.
  7. Divide into individual portions, douse with whipped-cream, and enjoy.

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