Filipino fruit salad recipe: What is it and is it good?

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  January 13, 2022

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Yet another hit at Filipino parties, this Filipino fruit salad recipe is an easy-to-make dessert not only for homey parties, but also, big celebrations! And what makes it so great is that there’s actually no cooking involved. It’s perfect for those who aren’t great in the kitchen.

Again, keeping in touch with the Filipino sweet tooth, the ingredients in this fruit salad recipe are all sweet and store-bought, making it very accessible, especially if you’re rushing to get everything done for your 7-year-old’s birthday party.

You’ll need canned fruit cocktail, all-purpose cream (a heavy cream used to give the fruit salad texture and for it to hold the fruits together once the salad solidifies in the refrigerator), and canned condensed milk, which is just heavy, sweetened milk.

If you’re feeling bold, then you can add diced cheese and apples into the fruit cocktail!

Filipino Fruit Salad Recipe

If you like Filipino fruit salad, then try the Buko Salad (another fruit salad type but with buko and macaroni)

Filipino fruit salad recipe preparation

To follow this Filipino fruit salad recipe, drain the fruit cocktail of its juice and transfer it into a mixing bowl. Add the all-purpose cream and the condensed milk, and mix all 3 ingredients together.

You can add more all-purpose cream or condensed milk, depending on your taste. After mixing all of ingredients well, you can now refrigerate it and serve it chilled the next day.

Filipino Fruit Salad Recipe

Filipino fruit salad recipe

Joost Nusselder
Yet another hit at Filipino parties, this Filipino fruit salad recipe is an easy-to-make dessert not only for homey parties, but also, big celebrations! And what makes it so great is that there’s actually no cooking involved.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 people
Calories 690 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans fruit cocktail in a can
  • 2 red apples cubed
  • 2 green apples cubed
  • 560 g lychees in can
  • 2 cups nata de coco
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 400 ml can condensed milk chilled
  • 300 ml thick cream chilled
  • Maraschino cherry optional, to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly drain the fruit cocktail, lychees and nata de coco in a colander.
  • Cut lychees into quarters.
  • Combine condensed milk and thickened cream together.
  • In a large bowl, combine the drained fruit cocktail, lychees, nata de coco, apples, and corn.
  • Pour the milk and cream mixture into the bowl, then toss to coat the fruits evenly.
  • Place in the freezer for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 690kcal
Keyword Fruit
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Filipino Fruit Salad Ingredients

Fruit Cocktail and Lychees with Nata De Coco

Cut Lychees and quartered in a bowl

Milk and heavy cream mixture with Filipino fruit salad

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Serving
Upon serving it, if you didn’t already add the cheese, add it shredded or add maraschino cherries if you’re feeling fancy.

However, these 2 are just optional ingredients. Nothing will beat the simple fruit cocktail, all-purpose cream, and condensed milk combo for this fruit salad recipe.

You can also try my special halo-halo recipe.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.