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Totally Scrumptious Seafoam Salad Recipe

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This Seafoam Salad recipe is calling your name. Not only is it packed full of delicious crushed pineapple but it just has such a simple summer taste and flavor as well. All you need is a simple jello mixture and three other ingredients to make this awesome seafoam salad recipe with cream cheese. It’s one of our favorite cold salads to make!

It is really yummy if you make this seafoam salad with marshmallows, too! Just sprinkle in a cup or two of the mini ones in pretty pastels. There are a lot of fun ways to make this sea foam salad recipe!

pineapples and cream cheese make a perfect pairing in this seafoam salad recipe

This has the classic look of the dessert salad recipe that my grandma used to make and it just brings back such fond and fun memories. I love to make this for my family now and they seem to love it, too!

Seafoam Salad Recipe

The best part about this salad recipe is that it literally takes just moments to make. Once you make up the jello portion and stir in the pineapple, all you’re going to have to do is be patient for it to set up and get ready. And that is probably the hardest part!

Since my boys love this recipe, they’ll be patient for it to be ready. But once I pull it from the fridge, it’s game on!

seafoam salad recipe with cream cheese

How long does it take for this jello recipe to set up in the fridge?

Since it’s mixed with other ingredients, it doesn’t take as long as traditional jello. The main goal is to just get it chilled and cool so that can usually be done within an hour or two.

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re new to the idea of meal planning, welcome! Once you get started, you’re going to realize just how simple it is! Below is a quick sampling of how easy it can be to meal plan.

Main Dish: Meatloaf Casserole

Vegetable Side: Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Baked Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Homemade Ice Tea recipes

sweet dessert recipe with pineapple and cream cheese

Best Salad Recipes:

Once you make this Seafoam Salad with Crushed Pineapple Recipe, there’s no stopping you from making other fun homemade salad recipes! The good news? There are a ton of options to choose from! I’ve gathered up some of the best options below.

Green and Red Grape Salad is the perfect addition to any outdoor BBQ or gathering.

This Orange Coconut Salad Recipe is such a light and refreshing dessert.

This Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad is the perfect way to end a meal.

Add this Cranberry and Pear Salad recipe to your cooking radar.

I love the taste of this Dragon Fruit Salad recipe!

This Unicorn Fruit Dip is a recipe that the kids are going to love.

These 17 Easy Mango Recipes are a fun and easy way to get more fruit in your daily diet.

Are there any fun toppings you can add to this seafoam salad recipe?

Sure! You can always add on whipped topping, mini marshmallows, shredded coconut, or even more crushed pineapple. Maraschino cherries are never a bad idea, either! 

Toppings are always a good way to bring out the extra flavor and taste! 

Whipped cream is already in this great recipe, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add more! The fun thing about jello recipes like this is that they’re really great for a wide range of options. You can have it at the Thanksgiving table, Easter dinner, or any dessert table at all. 

I actually have this green stuff (as the kids call it) recipe printed and in my recipe book because it’s literally always a hit no matter when I make it! 

How do I serve Jello Salad Recipes? 

There is a big debate as to whether this should be left with the dessert salads, or offered as a side dish. Funny thing is – I don’t think that people should have to choose! If you want to fill up a large bowl and have it for dessert, or should have it on a serving plate as a side dish option, go for it. 

Is this the same recipe as pistachio fluff salad? 

It’s not, but they’re all kind of similar. Other options that are in the same category would be ambrosia salad or Watergate salad as well. This is because many of these types of desserts use strawberry jello or green jello as their base and then add in the rest of the ingredients to go along with the gelatin mixture. 

Some are a bit sweeter than others, and depending on the flavor of the jello, will have their own distinct tastes and flavors. For the most part, they will all have some sort of fruit in them like pear halves or pineapple bits or mandarin oranges. Some might even have a mixture of fruit cocktail in there as well. 

Once the gelatin salad is created, you’ll find that there are actually a lot of different varieties of how this type of dessert salad can be created. 

More Pineapple Recipes:

it is easy make this classic southern dessert recipe

Seafoam Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You're going to love this Seafoam Salad recipe!


  • 1 (20) ounce can crushed pineapple, drained with juices reserved
  • 1 (3) ounce box lime gelatin
  • 1 (8) ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8) ounce package Cool Whip


  1. Start by adding in the juices from the crushed pineapple into a small saucepan. Once that is done, whisk in the lime gelatin.
  2. Then, turn on the stove and heat over medium heat until boiling, and make certain that you're stirring constantly. When the mixture begins to boil, take and remove it from heat.
  3. Next, take the softened cream cheese and place it in a large bowl. Whisk in the hot lime mixture as soon as possible.
  4. Once that is done, take and place the cream cheese mixture into the refrigerator and chill for at least one hour, until the gelatin is set and firm.
  5. Then, it's time to add in the pineapple and Cool Whip and stir well to combine.
  6. Put back in the fridge and chill until it's ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Jennifer Gove

Monday 6th of July 2020

My Great Grandmother made this a lot with mini marshmallows. She served it in fancy dessert bowls. I'll have to make it and see if the family likes it.

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