Hey there! Who’s feeling tropical today? Hopefully not just me, because that would be such a waste of the Summer feels that are going on right now. What have y’all been up to so far this Summer? I’m hoping some family vacations or beach trips have been on the agenda thus far. Even if you just abandon your wonderfully air conditioned home for an hour or so to grab ice cream or a snow cone, that is a great way to get out and be social!
I went on a trip to Nashville and then over to Pigeon Forge a few weeks ago. The weather was starting to warm up over there, but it was still very nice! Do y’all want to hear something funny? The CMA Fest was going on during my time in Nashville, but I had NO CLUE of this until I arrived. I showed up and was like, “Why the heck is it so busy everywhere?” Yup. That was why. I know that seems silly to not be aware of something so huge going on, but to be fair, I didn’t plan the trip until a few weeks before going. My attempt at being spontaneous perhaps?? Either way, it was great because the amount of music in this city multiplied by ten, which I LOVED. Then I headed over to Pigeon Forge and saw a lot of wildlife, so be on the lookout for pictures of all of this!
Now for the reason y’all are reading this post today…Pina Colada Fruit Salad. Yum!!! This is the fastest thing I’ve made thus far and is sure to be a hit with all my fruit loving peeps out there. Yes, it looks kind of basic in my pictures, but you are welcome to dress it up as much as you’d like.
To make this, grab a large bowl or plastic storage container. I went ahead and went with the plastic container because it’s easier to just pop in the fridge as soon as it’s made. Keep in mind, you can serve this immediately if you have to, but I highly suggest letting everything chill together for at least 30 minutes.
Wash all of your fruit before starting. In your bowl, combine your red grapes, green grapes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and pineapple chunks. Give it a quick stir.
Add in the pineapple juice, pina colada mix, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Stir with the fruit until it is all well combined. At this point, if you have time, I suggest putting a lid on your salad and placing it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. When you are ready to serve your salad, you are welcome to sprinkle some coconut flakes on top for added texture and flavor.
Store this salad in the fridge with a lid on top. It is best served within the first 5 days. Enjoy!
When you make a fruit salad what kind of fruit do you like to put in it?
Pina Colada Fruit Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes Chill Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups red seedless grapes
- 2 cups green seedless grapes
- 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries (about 9-10 strawberries)
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 3/4 cup blackberries
- 2 1/2 cups pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon pina colada mix (liquid)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Optional: sprinkle with coconut flakes
- Grab a large bowl or plastic storage container with a lid. Wash all of your fruit and set aside.
- Measure out all of your fruit and place in your bowl or container.
- Add in the pineapple juice, pina colada mix, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Gently stir until well combined with the fruit.
- Ideally, place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill fruit and let flavors combine.
- If you would like, sprinkle coconut flakes on top of your fruit salad before serving.
- Store your salad in the fridge, with a tight lid on top. Best within the first 5 days.