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White Christmas Salad

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salads


This light and fluffy salad is not overly sweet and is a perfect side to have with your Christmas ham.


Units Scale
  • 1 can, 20 ounces, pineapple tidbits in juice, drain and reserve juice
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows or 24 large
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 small jars, 10 ounces each, Maraschino cherries, red or green, well drained. Reserve a few to garnish the top
  • 1 pint or 2 cups Heavy whipping cream


  1. Combine the reserved pineapple juice, marshmallows, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, while stirring constantly, until the marshmallows have melted. Remove from heat and place in a freezer to cool completely.
  2. Pour the whipping cream into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, whisk on low speed, gradually turning to high speed and whisk until the whipping cream forms stiff peaks.
  3. Add the cooled marshmallow mixture, pineapple tidbits, and cherries and fold in gently. Spoon into a serving bowl. Garnish the top with the reserved cherries.
  4. Refrigerate overnight before serving.  The flavors are much better the day after this salad is made.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers.

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