Out of the five fruit salads with marshmallows listed below, the traditional fruit salads and jello salads are the two with the most variations. Any fruit can be used in either salad with miniature marshmallows.
When it comes to the using marshmallows for these fruit salads, many people will use the miniature marshmallows. Some people like using the white marshmallows in their salads because that is their preference. Other people like using the colorful miniature marshmallows in their fruit salads.
These five types of fruit salads with marshmallows are the ones I am most familiar with. While they may be the basic fruit salads with marshmallows, there are several jello salads with marshmallows that more than my grandmothers and mom use to make. Several aunts and friends have made their own variations of jello fruit salad.
Many people make these 5 types of fruit salads with marshmallows for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinners. I have seen them pop up during July 4th dinners too. I don’t feel they should be kept just for holiday dinners. I have made small fruit salads throughout the year because I have had a craving for them.
This type of fruit salad I grew up eating and making had at least two types of apples, grapes red and green, oranges mandarin and naval, bananas, sometimes strawberries, coconut, miniature marshmallows, nuts, whipped topping and a few other ingredients.
Watergate Salad may better known to some as Pistachio Fluff or Pistachio Nut Salad. This is one of the few salads I will eat with marshmallows. If you like pistachios like I do, you will love this salad too.
Ambrosia Salad is one version of a fruit salad. This commonly made salad during the holidays often uses sour cream and powdered sugar as part of the ingredients. It also has pears, peaches, and canned mixed fruit as three other main fruit ingredients where some of the other fruit salads will not have these items.
Both of my grandmothers and mom would sometimes make a jello salad with fruits or vegetables (carrots and raisins) with marshmallows. The jello salads would range from cut jello with fruit, marshmallows, and whipped cream to the dry jello being added to the whipped cream and other items.
Waldorf Salad is another fruit and marshmallow salad that has a 100 different variations it seems. I’ve seen it made with and without marshmallows. I have seen it made with and without chicken as well.
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