Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Can't recall where I got this recipe many years ago, but I've double & tripled the recipe at times to made it for weddings & special gatherings, & it's always a hit! And the recipe can be varied by using a different flavor of pudding! Preparation time does not include time needed to chill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With electric mixer, carefully beat Cool Whip, sugar & sour cream until stiff.
  2. Add instant pudding & milk, & continue beating.
  3. When well blended, add drained fruit.
  4. Pour into clear serving bowl & chill.
  5. When ready to serve, sprinkle coconut over pudding.
Most Helpful

5 5

A wonderful and truely unique fruit salad. I made for our Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. I made as directed except I did not use as much Cool Whip as it called for. Next time I will cut it down even more, and just use 1 8oz tub. I also used 2 cans of fruit cocktail instead of 1. I added the coconut in with the fruit instead of putting it on top. I especially love the butterscotch flavor, so I recomend using that flavor. Will be making again for sure! UPDATE!!! I made this again for Christmas dinner and this time I used Coconut Cream pudding and left out the coconut in the salad, wow it was wonderful. I so love this recipe and the coconut pudding made the coconut just perfect for those who do not care that much for the coconut taste. Excellent!!

5 5

Mmmm, mmmm. I made it exactly as stated. Beware - this stuff is addicting!

5 5

Wow is this good! Made as directed but omitted the mandarin oranges and pineapple and used tropical fruit in combination with the fruit cocktail instead. The butterscotch pudding adds a wonderful flair combined with the coconut flakes. Will definitely be making this again. :)