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Fruit salad with whipped cream in a white serving bowl.
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Fruit Salad With Whipped Cream

Fruit salad with whipped cream is the easiest dessert or healthy side dish. Combine berries, grapes and apples (or your favorite fruits) in a large bowl. Mix in some lemon zest and fresh minced basil and fold all ingredients into sweet, homemade whipped cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Fruit Salad, Easy Dessert Salads, Easy Fruit Salad, Gluten Free Side Dish
Servings: 8 - (4 oz servings)
Calories: 117kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) strawberries *diced *see note below
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) blackberries
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) blueberries
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) grapes *see note below
  • 1 medium green apple
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract *Pure is best, but imitation will work.
  • 1 & ½ tablespoons sugar *See note below for sugar free option.
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil *minced

Optional toppings:

  • Additional lemon zest or fresh basil
  • Chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Shredded coconut flakes

Recipe notes:

Strawberries: generally, the smallest package of strawberries you can buy weighs 16 ounces. Since we're only using 6 ounces here, I recommend freezing the rest to use in smoothies later. Here's a fun recipe to try: Strawberry Banana & Chocolate Protein Smoothie. Blackberries and blueberries are sold in smaller, 6oz quantities. 
Grapes: seedless black, red or green grapes will work! I recommend splitting a small quantity of grapes off of a bunch so you don't have to get through a whole giant bag. 
Sugar: or substitute a monkfruit/erythritol blend. I love using this substitution and personally haven't noticed any difference in taste.

Instructions

  • Rinse and dry all fruits. Dice apple and strawberries. Halve grapes.
    1 cup (about 6 ounces) strawberries, 1 cup (about 6 ounces) blackberries, 1 cup (about 6 ounces) blueberries, 1 cup (about 6 ounces) grapes, 1 medium green apple
  • Transfer all fruits to a large mixing bowl, add lemon zest and fresh minced basil.
    Zest from one lemon, 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • Measure heavy cream, pure vanilla extract and sugar into a separate, small mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer, on high, until stiff peaks begin to form. This will take 3-5 minutes. (*Tip - keep heavy cream nice and cold before whipping)
    ½ cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 & ½ tablespoons sugar
  • Transfer whipped cream to bowl containing fruits and gently fold all ingredients together until well incorporated.
  • Place fruit salad in a serving bowl and add toppings if desired. Chill or enjoy immediately!
    Additional lemon zest or fresh basil, Chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds, Mini marshmallows, Shredded coconut flakes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/8th of recipe (about 4 ounces, all values approximate). | Sugar: 12.1g | Fiber: 2.7g | Calories: 117kcal | Fat: 5.3g | Protein: 1.1g | Carbohydrates: 17.1g