Today, I have a little Christmas gift from me to you!
A special little thank you for dropping by the blog from time to time. My gift is one of our family’s favorite recipies.
This Old Fashioned Christmas Frozen Salad recipe comes from my great grandmother, Ida Hammer Redding and has been passed down from generation to generation.
Christmas Frozen Salad
For as long as I can remember, this delightfully pink frozen salad has been a constant at our Christmas table.
It can be eaten on any special ocssion, any time of the year really. It’s also perfectly decadent as an ordinary treat. That is, if you are lucky enough to have a few hid away in your freezer.
I first remember my grandmother Viola making it. Later the honor was passed on to my mom. My sisters and I now have also taken our turns at being the Christmas frozen salad makers. The responsibility of being the “maker” is not without benefits. Any uneaten salads head back to your house and freezer!
Recipe: Old Fashioned Christmas Frozen Salad
10 oz. marshmallows ( or 40 large)
1 jar maraschino cherries (sliced in half)
1 15oz. pineapple tidbits (sliced in half)
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
Juice of one lemon
1/2 pint whipping cream or large can evaporated milk
Melt marshmallows in juices of fruit.
Allow to cool then add fruits.
Blend mayo and cream cheese together, then add whipping cream or cold evaporated milk.
Fold into marshmallow and fruit mixture.
Scoop into paper muffin cups set in a muffin tin and freeze.
Once frozen you can remove them from the muffin tin and store in gallon size freezer bags until ready to use. Yield:36
Option: You can pour combined ingredients into a 13 X 9 dish, freeze, then cut into squares with a knife dipped inn hot water.
Option: You can choose to not completely melt the cream cheese, romoving it from the heat while you still have some small chunks remaining. I’ve made it both ways. Pictures look a little chunky.
I prefer the ease of using the muffin cups. Using the silver foil liners are a festive touch for the holidays.
I love old fashioned recipies like this Christmas frozen salad. If you give the recipe a try, I would love to hear about it! – Marianne