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Light & Refreshing Fruit Cocktail

This light and refreshing fruit cocktail is a fast and simple way to serve dessert or just have a tasty snack. Serve for an everyday meal, celebration, or holiday meal.

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Light & Refreshing Fruit Cocktail
Light & Refreshing Fruit Cocktail

This is such a light & refreshing fruit cocktail that it is tempting to consume and entire bowl.

Fresh Fruit Go-to Dessert with Style

Kiwi and Pineapple are a great combination on their own. However, add a bit of whipped cream and a fancy serving glass and all of a sudden, you have a fancy dessert.

I served this to my daughter the other day in this wine glass turned dessert glass and she said, “wow, fancy!” She felt very special getting her fruit in this glass. It really didn’t take any effort to serve it to her in this beautiful glass versus just scooping some in a bowl. It made an impact and made her feel special.

light and refreshing fruit cocktail
light and refreshing fruit cocktail

First Taste of Kiwi

I still remember when my husband’s uncle came up from Florida and made this pineapple and kiwi fruit cocktail.

A kiwi was new to me and having a fresh pineapple was not a daily fruit staple in our house either. The combination of flavors was so good. I liked both of the fruits separately, but together, they were even better.

Therefore, I pass this recipe onto you so you can enjoy this light & refreshing fruit cocktail too.

Stabilized Fresh Whipped Cream
Stabilized Fresh Whipped Cream

Stabilized Fresh Whipped Cream

This dessert is so much better with a few dallops of fresh whipped cream. However, if you want to make this ahead of time and serve it to guests without a fuss, the whipped cream can become runny. However, you can make this ahead of time if you stabilize the whipped cream. Here is how I do it.

Serving Dessert with Style

Sometimes when I want to make something look fancy, I put a bit of thought into how I am going to present this. Use the platter, glasses, bowls, and plates that you have that are fancy.

Sometimes, you might have just that one plate that is beautiful all on its own. Put a piece of cake or serve some fruit on it and it can become a stylish presentation. This would even be fun served for breakfast…hint: Mother’s Day.

Sliced Pineapple
Sliced Pineapple

Preparing the Pineapple

It is nice to use a pineapple tool to remove the rind and core from the pineapple. It even makes spiral slices so all you have to do is cut the spiral slices into smaller bite-sized pieces. This is what I use. Once I had one, I don’t know what I would do without one. I highly recommend that you purchase one for yourself. They are so cheap, but they save you so much time and mess. Did I say just love mine?!?

Sliced Kiwi
Sliced Kiwi

Preparing the Kiwi

While there is a kiwi fruit peeler, to be honest, I don’t use it. I just peel with a pairing knife and use a chef knife to cut it into smaller bite-sized pieces on my favorite bamboo cutting board.

However, here is a kiwi peeler that is quite popular if you choose to go that route.

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Light & Refreshing Fruit Cocktail

Pineapple and Kiwi fruit cocktail. Light and refreshing dessert or snack. Serve in a pretty glass for easy meal elegance. Simple and tasty.
Prep Time12 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert, fresh, fruit, kiwi, pineapple, recipe
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 438kcal


  • 1 whole pineapple this fruit cocktail is best if you use fresh pineapple
  • 6 whole kiwi
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 2 Tbl. granulated sugar



  • Cut the rind off the pineapple and the inner core. Cut the pineapple into bite-sized pieces. Add to a large bowl.
  • Cut the outer fuzzy skin off the kiwi. Cut the kiwi into bite-sized pieces. Add this to the large bowl.
  • Gently mix the pineapple and kiwi in the bowl to evenly distribute fruit.

Whipping Cream

  • With a hand-held mixer, mix the whipping cream until it starts to form peaks. (takes about 1-2 minutes).
  • Once peaks start to form, add the sugar and continue mixing the whipping cream until the contents becomes quite thick. (takes about 1-2 minutes). Hint: Total mixing time for the whipping cream is about 4 1/2 minutes or less.


  • Spoon fruit into container about 3/4 full. Add a tablespoon or two of the whipping cream. Add a bit more of the fruit on top of the whipping cream. Serve and enjoy.
    light and refreshing fruit cocktail

Your Own Private Notes


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1739IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 77mg
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