Cool and creamy fruit dessert

Dietician's Tip

Ounce for ounce, mandarin oranges have about half the vitamin C that oranges do, but they have three times the vitamin A (carotene).


  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) water-packed sliced peaches, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water-packed pineapple chunks, drained
  • 4 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted


In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat until smooth.

Drain the canned fruit. In a separate bowl, combine the oranges, peaches and pineapple. Add the cream cheese mixture and fold together. Cover and refrigerate until well-chilled.

Transfer to a serving bowl or individual bowls. Garnish with shredded coconut and serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 206
Total carbohydrate: 41 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: Trace
Protein: 6 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Serving size: About 1 cup
Sodium: 241 mg
Total fat: 2 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fruits: 2
Sweets: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fruits: 2
Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Fruits: 2
Sweets: 1

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019

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