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Easy Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad Recipe

This Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad recipe is bursting with flavors! The combination of tangy sour cream, sweet milk, and a combination of juicy and tart fruits will excite your taste buds. You can serve this easy fruit salad as a dessert.

When you’re pressed for time in the kitchen, make this quick and easy recipe instead of stopping at the store. This fruity, milky and sweet dessert is perfect after a delicious dinner. For a finishing touch, you can add a dusting of ground nutmeg to make it look prettier. You may also drizzle some strawberry sauce or chocolate sauce over the fruits if you wish. This is optional, but the fruity or chocolate sauce is an excellent addition to this recipe.

I love easy recipes. And I know that you do, also. This works well for me because, every so often, I’m swamped and have to come up with a quick supper idea for dessert. I don’t have a sweet tooth, but this dessert is ideal for me when I crave something sweet and milky. This Sour Cream Fruit Cocktail Salad is perfect for those days when you don’t want to think about what to make for dessert.

It is so easy to make this recipe that you will make sure that you always have sour cream containers and cocktail fruit cans on hand. In our recipe below, you can use a variety of fresh fruits such as peaches, strawberries, pineapple, and grapes if you like. I should mention that the recipe should not be confused with Ambrosia which is also prepared with sour cream and fruits. Although they are very similar, my recipe does not contain marshmallows, coconut, or heavy cream.

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Sour Cream and Fruits Cocktail Salad/Dessert

This recipe is classified as a dessert and not a fruit salad. It is very creamy, similar to smooth ice cream. This dish is a budget-friendly dessert or snack.

The ingredients for the Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad

  • Sour Cream: not all sour creams are the same. Some brands are creamer than others. And sometimes, the supermarket brand is as good or even better than the expensive brands.
  • Condensed milk: this item can be costly. Please make a point to buy them in bulk when on sale.
  • Fruit Cocktail in Juice (can): in juice and not in heavy syrup. The fruits in juice taste much better in their natural state than if they are in a syrupy mixture.
  • Vanilla Extract: for flavor, and should not be dismissed.
  • Ground Nutmeg: also for flavor. It has a nice stubble nutty taste

How to make Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad

  1. Drain the fruit cocktail in a colander for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sour cream, condensed milk, ground nutmeg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add the fruits and, with a spatula, fold into the sweet, creamy mixture. Make sure that all the ingredients are well combined. Take your time to mix all the ingredients.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Keep refrigerated.
  5. Serve when ready, and sprinkle some ground nutmeg on each serving.

Tips and Notes for Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad

Not many ingredients are involved in this recipe as it is fun to create for any occasion and even spontaneous get-togethers with friends and family.

  • Can you use fresh fruits instead of fruit cocktails? Yes, you can use any fruits you like.
  • Can you use dried fruits instead of fruit cocktails? Yes, and no. It would help if you had a mixture of dried and fresh fruits. Not all dried fruit will plump up when mixed with the creamy mixture. Dried raisins or dried cranberries are great ingredients for this recipe.
  • Can I use heavy cream or cream cheese? Not at all. The mixture will not be the same, which is not a recipe for Ambrosia.
  • Why do I need to use 2 – 16oz containers of sour cream? You need it because you need one can of condensed milk. You can adjust the recipe as needed.
  • You can also use one can of fruit cocktail if you wish, and you will have more cream than fruits. Two cans will balance out the amount of fruit and cream.
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Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad /Dessert

Not only is this Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad recipe simple to assemble, but it’s also very refreshing and enjoyable. This recipe is excellent for your children to help make but not too scary because they can’t mess it up. I hope that your family enjoys it as much as mine does.

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Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad Recipe

This Sour Cream and Fruit Cocktail Salad recipe is bursting with flavors!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigeration Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Calories 333 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 – 16 oz Sour Cream containers
  • 1 – 14 oz can of Condensed milk
  • 2 – 15 oz can Fruit Cocktail in Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Drain the fruit cocktail in a colander for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sour cream, condensed milk, ground nutmeg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the fruits and, with a spatula, fold into the sweet, creamy mixture. Make sure that all the ingredients are well combined. Take your time to mix all the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Keep refrigerated.
  • Serve when ready, and sprinkle some ground nutmeg on each serving.

Notes

  • Can you use fresh fruits instead of fruit cocktails? Yes, you can use any fruits you like.
  • Can you use dried fruits instead of fruit cocktails? Yes, and no. It would help if you had a mixture of dried and fresh fruits. Not all dried fruit will plump up when mixed with the creamy mixture. Dried raisins or dried cranberries are great ingredients for this recipe.
  • Can I use heavy cream or cream cheese? Not at all. The mixture will not be the same, which is not a recipe for Ambrosia.
  • Why do I need to use 2 – 16oz containers of sour cream? You need it because you need one can of condensed milk. You can adjust the recipe as needed.
  • You can also use one can of fruit cocktail if you wish, and you will have more cream than fruits. Two cans will balance out the amount of fruit and cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 332mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 219mgIron: 0.3mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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