Grandma’s Fruit Salad

A family favorite around here! My grandma used to make it for us all the time. We use the word fruit lightly because it has more cookies than fruit in it haha.

It’s super easy pretty much just a throw in and go salad. Just don’t put the cookies in until you’re ready to serve! You can always add more fruit in. We love red seedless grapes and bananas. Marshmallows are great too! I usually just eyeball those ingredients to taste.

I rounded up a few serving dishes to put it in as well!

Grab the ingredients here!

Grandma’s Fruit Salad


  • 6.8 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 16 oz whipped cream
  • 20 oz crushed pineapple
  • 25 fudge stripe cookies


  • bananas
  • halved red seedless grapes
  • marshmallows


  • In a large bowl, combine vanilla pudding mix and milk.
  • Beat with an electric hand mixer until thick (about 1 minute).
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Stir in mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple.. we also love bananas and halved red seedless grapes in there!
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, crush fridge stripe cookies and stir into the pudding mixture.