December 20th, 2012

Frozen Cranberry Salad

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I love this Frozen Cranberry Salad!  I think my husband and kids love it even more than I do. It’s one of the easiest dishes to prepare on my Thanksgiving menu.

Seriously, the hardest thing about this salad is deciding whether to serve it as a side dish or a dessert.

Frozen Cranberry Salad

This salad is simple, delicious and can be made ahead of time.  Which is a big bonus during the busy holiday season.

The recipe makes a ton, but it’s always one of the first things to go when it makes an appearance at our holiday table. We rarely have more than a day’s worth of leftovers.

Rather than freezing, you can just chill this in the refrigerator before serving, although I find it holds up very well when frozen, even when thawed completely.  Just be sure to drain the pineapple well. 

If you like some extra crunch, you can also add a cup or so of chopped pecans.

Frozen Cranberry Salad

Preparation 10 hr Total Time 10:00


  • 1 (12 oz.) bag fresh cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 (8 oz.) cans crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 (10 oz.) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the chopped cranberries and the sugar.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, or overnight. With an electric mixer, whip cream until stiff.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cranberries and pineapple. Fold in whipped cream and marshmallows.
  4. Pour into a large, airtight container and freeze until ready to serve. Thaw slightly (or completely if you prefer) before serving.

Recipe Notes

Total time includes freezing.

2 reviews

Be sure to save this festive cranberry salad to your favorite Pinterst board for later.

Frozen Cranberry Salad

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  1. That salad recipe you have is totally awesome and delicious! Love to make that and serve it as our deserve! Thanks a lot!

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! I pinned it on my Holiday Board on Pinterest! Thank You!

  3. this sounds yummy!

  4. My mother use to make this every year, and everyone loved it. I never did get the recipe from her before she passed away. Thank you for sharing! I will make it this year in honor of my mother.

  5. This sounds delicious, but 50 grams of carbs? Is that per serving? Definitely not a dessert for diabetics!


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