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.

Be sure to save this Frozen Cranberry Salad recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.


Frozen Cranberry Salad

Frozen Cranberry Salad

Preparation 20 min Total Time 20 mins
Serves 8     adjust servings

This fluffy pink holiday salad features fresh cranberries, pineapple, marshmallows and whipped cream.


  • 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.

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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!

  6. I just finished making this and put it in the freezer for Thanksgiving. It was easy to make and tastes wonderful too! This is a five star recipe….tasty and easy.


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