More Shopko Finds and Grandma’s Fruit Salad

Making my grandmas fruit salad is so simple to do with my KitchenAid Handmixer from Shopko.

*This post is sponsored by Shopko and affiliate links provided.  All opinions are my own.

When I was a little girl I remember climbing up onto the countertop and helping my mom or my grandma make this fruit salad.  We didn’t have a big mix master to use, we only had a little hand mixer and it was always fun to use it and especially fun to lick the beaters afterwards. When I got this KitchenAid Hand Mixer from Shopko last month along with my blender my girls were super excited to use it.  I love it because it is so easy to use, super lightweight and it whips up small batches of things in no time.

I decided to bring it out yesterday after we went to church so I could make my grandmas fruit salad.  We were having a little pre-Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house (life of a blogger so stayed tuned for some of our favorite dishes). Ever since I can remember my grandma would make this salad for Thanksgiving and we have kept this dish on our menu ever since.  It’s our favorite fruit salad.  Simple and delicious.

You start with some cold heavy cream and whip it up.

Seriously, you need this mixer. You can get it at Shopko along with so many other great products.  They are having a great deal right now, “$10 off $30” offer for new email registrants available on their website. Which will only make this mixer $30!

Just look at that cream!  It whipped up so fast and creamy with my KitchenAid Hand Mixer

My little helper was so excited to help me out. I love when my girls are in the kitchen with me, we have fun and make memories together.

After you whip together some cream and sugar you will add vanilla and fold in some fruit cocktail (so easy, it’s just the canned stuff) make sure you drain it.

Fold that all together and refrigerate.  Usually before I serve it I slice up two bananas and stir in. It’s totally optional and I mainly do it so my hubs can get his portion out before I add banana he’s definitely not a banana fan or a coconut fan.  Good thing he wasn’t born a hundred years ago in Tonga.  I swear he’s the only Polynesian I know who doesn’t eat those things. Ha!

Now for the best part..

Time to lick the beaters clean.

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Whipped Cream Fruit Salad
  1. n a large mixing bowl whip heavy cream and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Fold in fruit cocktail until incorporated and gently fold in bananas right before serving.
  3. Refrigerate.
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