Delicious deep freeze!



(Some of my photos go way back – before I knew what I was doing with a camera!  Disregard that…just know that this is much more gorgeous tasting than it looks!!)

This is an old favorite that my mom used to make for special meals. She served it as a salad, but it would be great as a dessert, too. It’s very refreshing and light.




One 8-ounce pkg. fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup Splenda
1 1/2 cups Splenda-sweetened whipped cream or sugar free Cool Whip
One 20-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
One 12-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
6 marachino cherries, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Whip together cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vanilla, and Splenda until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream and fruits. Pour into 1 large loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and foil. Freeze overnight or until solid. To serve, set pan in hot water for a few seconds and invert over plate. Slice and serve. Makes 10 servings.

Per Serving: Calories 103; Protein 4 g; Fat 3 g; Carbs 12 g; Sugar 8 g; Sodium 226 mg

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Judy (Dragonfly Judy from BE) says:

    Oh, my great-aunt used to make this too!! Hers had heavy cream, full-fat cream cheese, and mayo — yep, my kind of salad! I will definitely be making YOUR version for the next holiday!

    She used to make it in little ramekins, so everyone had their own little molded one too, and as kids we loved that…

  2. purrectlydevine from BE says:

    My family makes something similar for Thanksgiving using grapes instead of oranges and cherries plus mini marshmallows. If I can find sugar free marshmallows and use this recipe for the base, I wonder if anyone will know the difference?

    1. Linda says:

      I doubt it!

      There are sugar free marshmallows…BE used to carry them. But I’ve gotten them from HERE. I don’t know why they are PINK and white, but they do taste like the real-deal!

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