Creamy Grape Salad

This Creamy Grape Salad is one of the most addicting fruit salads on the planet.  Full of sweet red and green grapes with just a dusting of brown sugar you will be hooked at first bite. Your family will love this grape salad recipe!grape salad

Grape Salad

The next time you think of fruit salad for any occasion I want you to think of this Creamy Grape Salad.  I promise you it will be a party, family, BBQ, you name it, everyone will love it favorite.  Time and time again I try to make things that are fancy or require hours in the kitchen just because I think they will turn out better than something quick and easy, and every time I am wrong.  Delicious doesn’t need to require us to slave away all day in the kitchen or buy ingredients we will never use again or can’t even find in the store.  Delicious comes in simplicity, in creaminess with lots of fluff, and that is exactly what this Creamy Grape Salad is.  Simple and simply delicious.

Each time I make this salad and bring it to a party or family dinner I always worry I will have so much left over, because it makes such a large amount, but without fail I come home with nothing.  What a good feeling it is to know that your creamy and fun salad was loved by so many.  I kid you not, no matter what the age, everyone will love this Creamy Grape Salad!

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How to make Grape Salad?

  • Wash and stem grapes and set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat to combine, cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and cool whip.
  • Fold in grapes.
  • Garnish with brown sugar and pecans just before serving.
  • Serve the best creamy grape salad recipe.

Tips for making the best Grape Salad Recipe:

  • Make sure to wash and pat dry your grapes so the water doesn’t get into the salad.
  • Stem your grapes and set aside until ready to use them.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid getting lumps.
  • If you want to make a “lighter” version of this salad, you can use 1/3 less fat cream cheese, fat free cool whip and light sour cream (don’t use fat free, it will turn out too runny).
  • You can also add less sugar.  Try adding it one Tablespoon at a time, beating it in and tasting it to see if it is sweet enough.  You can always add more, you can’t take it away.
  • You can always add in additional fruit, such a kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, or bananas.
  • You can make this grape salad ahead of time and keep it covered in your refrigerator for up to 8 hours before serving.
  • If you are not a fan of pecans you can omit the nuts all together or use cashew (which would give it a little salty and sweet flavor) or even honey roasted peanuts would be yummy.

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5 from 1 vote

Creamy Grape Salad

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Grape Salad, Side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 hours 50 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 252 kcal
Author Shannon


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup 8 ounces sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds seedless red grapes
  • 2 pounds seedless green grapes
  • 2 cups cool whip
  • Brown sugar to garnish optional
  • Pecans whole or chopped to garnish, optional


In a large mixing bowl beat, cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and cool whip.

Fold in grapes.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve then garnish with brown sugar and pecans.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Grape Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 414mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 35g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

22 comments on “Creamy Grape Salad”

  1. I have made this before and used Vanilla Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, vanilla and sugar and it turned out perfect. Just a suggestion for those wanting to cut a few calories

    • So you didn’t use cream cheese at all? Only greek yogurt, vanilla & sugar an tasted good. What was calories that way over 157 per serving?

      • Beverly I don’t think she omitted the cream cheese, she just mentioned sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Looks good doesn’t it? Grapes are on sale today. Yay

  2. I want to make this in the worst way, but fear gaining 3 0 lbs if I eat it. 🙂

  3. What is the sugar count per serving?

  4. I’m from the UK, what would our version of “cool whip” be?

    • Paula,

      Hi, I am not sure what you have available in the UK, but if you have heavy whipping cream and whip it with a hand mixer to medium/firm peaks that would work in place of the cool whip.

  5. this looks so good going to make it

  6. What is she sugar count per serving? I work for a preschool and we can only have 5g of sugar per serving and I would love to make this… 

    • Hi Nancylee

      There is more than 5 grams since there are so many grapes the amount of natural sugars is more than that. Sorry.

    • I would think if you make it for preschoolers I would cut grapes in half. Very easy to choke on them.

  7. I’ve have had this at church dinners before it is delicious! Also some people put walnuts in stead of  pecans but either way is good.

  8. How much is in a serving?

  9. Love you can scale the ingredients according to the number of servings .

  10. what does it mean *folded* lol

  11. Can you use other variations if grapes?

  12. Would walnuts work. Just trying to use up stuff in hand.

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