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A large glass pedistil dish is layered with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and whipped cream for a pretty patriotic fruit saladi.
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Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

This patriotic fruit salad is full of our favorite berries and thick homemade whipped cream. It is the perfect treat for a BBQ, picnic, or brunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 10
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


  • 8 tsp. cold water
  • 2 tsp. unflavored gelatin Knox is the name brand but any brand is fine
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar or adjust the sugar to taste
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • tsp. salt
  • 4 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • 12 oz raspberries
  • 18 oz blueberries
  • 12 oz blackberries
  • Additional berries and fresh mint leaves to garnish if desired


  • Measure water into a small microwave safe bowl. Stir the gelatin into it. Set it aside while you make the other preparations.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat with the whisk attachment on high for 1 minute. This is the time to taste and adjust for additional sugar if desired)
  • While the mixer is running, microwave the gelatin mixture for 20 seconds or until the chunk of gelatin turns to thick, syrupy liquid.
  • Continue beating the cream on high while slowly pouring the gelatin into the cream in a thin stream. Beat until stiff peaks form. Set cream aside while you prepare the berries.
  • Combine half the raspberries with 2 cups of the diced strawberries. Stir gently to combine. Pour fruit into a decorative dish to create the first layer.
  • Layer half of the whipped cream on top.
  • Combine all of the blueberries and blackberries and pour on top of the whipped cream.
  • Layer the rest of the whipped cream on top (you can save a bit to garnish the top of the salad if desired.)
  • Combine the rest of the raspberries and diced strawberries and pour into dish for the last layer. Garnish with additional whipped cream and berries if desired.