Fruit Salad Recipe-24 Hours Marshmallow Salad

              Fruit Salad-24 hours

Prep time: 40 min

Refrigerate for 24 hours



• 14.5 oz mini marshmallows

• 1 can (20 oz ) pineapple chunks

• 1 can (29 oz) peach halves

• 1 can ( 8.25 oz) mandarin-oranges

• 4 lbs golden delicious or opal apples

• 1 can (12oz) evaporated milk

• 400g heavy whipping cream

• 4 Tbsp de Mayonaise

* 1/2 cup chopped pecans

* 2 tbsp sugar

Note: Prepare this salad 24 hours before serving

1.- Put the evaporated milk, heavy whipping cream, 2 mixing bowls and two wire whisks in the freezer for 20 min before you are going to start preparing this salad. 

2.- Open the fruit cans and strain the fruit, saving the syrup  in a big bowl.

3.- Cut the fruit in 1-1/2 inches cubes. Peel and cut the apples in the same size pieces and submerge them in the syrup that you previously saved.  

4.- While you are cutting the fruit, take out the bowls, whisk, milk and cream from the freezer and in separate bowls add the milk and start mixing increasing the speed to maximum for 5 minutes until soft peaks are formed. Make the same thing with cream until finer peaks are formed. 

5.-- Strain the apples from the syrup and put them in a big bowl, add the other fruits, add the mayonnaise and mix until combine. Add the marshmallows, milk and the cream very slowly in folding movements, sprinkle the sugar and stir until everything is well combine. Add the pecans and  stir .

7.-- Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 24 hours.


We normally prepare this recipe for Christmas Eve, it is everyone’s favorite and there are so many stories behind it. I bet each year their is a drama cause by it, too, because everybody claims that when they prepare it is the most delicious and the best one ever made, although we always follow the same recipe. I like to call this recipe a “team recipe” because you can invite your family members to help. It has several steps that are easy to do and even young kids can help. So many good memories cutting the big marshmallows with scissors, when we couldn’t find the little ones and breaking and peeling the pecans watching Christmas movies.

We all have as reference my mom’s 24 hours marshmallow salad as the most delicious one ever made and although we all try to make it following the same recipe, non of them are going to be as delicious and fluffy as my mom’s.

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