Amish Yum-Yum Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 31, 2023
I received the recipe for Amish yum-yum salad from a friend of my mother's years ago. I always have the ingredients on hand in case I need a quick dessert. Any flavor of gelatin works well, and sometimes I spoon it into individual parfait glasses instead of serving it in one big bowl. Everyone enjoys it. —Yvonne Bellomo, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Amish Yum-Yum Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


  1. Set aside 1 cup whipped topping. Place the remaining topping in a large bowl; sprinkle with gelatin and stir until combined. Fold in the pineapple, oranges, marshmallows and pecans, if desired. Garnish with reserved topping and if desired, extra pecans.
Yum-Yum Salad Tips

How can you make Amish yum-yum salad your own?

You can make Amish yum-yum salad your own by replacing the orange gelatin with lemon or strawberry gelatin. You can also stir in some drained maraschino cherries or shredded coconut for some added texture and flavor. Or instead of pecans, use pistachios! One thing we don’t recommend, though, is using homemade whipped cream as a substitute for the frozen whipped topping. Whipped topping is different than whipped cream, and has stabilizers that prevent the salad from becoming watery.

How can you serve Amish yum-yum salad?

You can serve Amish yum-yum salad as a side with many dishes, like roasted chicken and red potatoes. It can also be served as a dessert or snack!

Can you make Amish yum-yum salad ahead of time?

Yes! You can make Amish yum-yum salad ahead of time. It will stay fresh when covered and refrigerated for 2 to 3 days (if it lasts that long!).

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 302 calories, 10g fat (9g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.