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Close up photo of a glass mixing bowl with acini de pepe frog eye salad in it and a white spatula spoon for serving.
Frog Eye Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins

Creamy, fluffy, homemade Frog Eye Salad with acini de pepe, pineapple, coconut, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, and bananas.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, ounce can, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 10
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits , drained and juice reserved
  • 10 ounce can crushed pineapple , drained and juice reserved
  • 1 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup acini de pepe noodles
  • 15 ounce can mandarin oranges , drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 banana , sliced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. Drain the pineapple cans and reserve the juice. Reserve the pineapple fruit in the fridge for later.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat combine the pineapple juice, sugar, egg yolk, salt and cornstarch and whisk until smooth.

  3. Cook until mixtures comes to a low boil and thickens slightly. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  4. Cook acini de pepe noodles according to package instructions. Drain and cool.
  5. Combine the acini de pepe and the thickened sauce in a tupperware. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

  6. Once the acini de pepe mixture has chilled add it to a large bowl with the pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut, marshmallows, and bananas.

  7. In a separate bowl beat the cream and sugar together until stiff peaks. Fold fresh whipped cream into the acini de pepe mixture. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Frog Eye Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 292mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 36g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 27.7%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.