The Kraft website has a recipe for Cool Whip fruit salad, which is called heavenly ambrosia in a cloud salad. Another site that also offers a fruit salad recipe with Cool Whip is Recipe Lion. Making these different fruit salads only takes a few minutes, and the recipes also are simple to follow.
At the Kraft site, the heavenly ambrosia salad requires spreading Cool Whip on the bottom and sides of a bowl and adding a mixture of two cans of orange mandarins, a can of crushed pineapple, flaked coconut and miniature marshmallows to the bowl. The bowl then is refrigerated before serving. The dish takes 15 minutes to prepare and one hour of refrigeration time. The Kraft site has many other recipes that use Cool Whip for desserts, such as cakes, cookies, pies and puddings.
The Recipe Lion site also provides another recipe that is easy to make and takes 10 minutes. The fruit ingredients are a sliced banana, mandarin oranges and a can of mixed fruit. Combine instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix with Cool Whip in a bowl, and add the fruit mixture to the bowl. The salad needs to be refrigerated for one hour.
Both these sites provide the exact ingredient measurements needed for these recipes and simple instructions. These are great recipes to make with children.