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Filipino Fruit Salad

Bring colors to your Christmas table with this traditional Filipino fruit salad. Easy and quick to make that is the perfect dessert this holiday season.Filipino Fruit SaladA Filipino Christmas table is not complete without a fruit salad. From as long as I can remember, it has been part of our family’s Noche Buena every year.

Actually, this cold (frozen even) dessert is one of the go-to desserts for most Filipino for special occasions and family gatherings. Filipino Fruit Salad IngredientsFilipino Fruit Salad RecipeI guess that is because it is not only delicious but also because of being such a festive dish. Having all that beautiful mix of colors from fruits and other additions.

I’ve seen and tried a lot of different versions of this dessert throughout the years.

With some people adding fresh fruits like apples, grapes, and mandarin oranges. Some even add corn kernels and tapioca pearls while others add more canned fruits like peaches and lychees.

How to make Filipino Fruit Salad Basically, a Filipino fruit salad needs only three ingredients that are the fruit cocktail, sweetened condensed milk and cream. That is it and you are ready to roll.

But since we, Filipinos, are fond of making things a little more extra special, we tend to add a few things of this and that, until we are satisfied with the end result.

In the end, no matter how you make it and whatever you add to it, it remains to be one of the favorite Filipino desserts of all time. Filipino Fruit Salad

My version of Filipino fruit salad, I just try to stick to the basic. I use canned fruit cocktail, palm fruits (kaong), coconut gel (nata de coco), some young coconut strips and cheese. Yes, cheese.

Armin was a bit skeptic when he asked what those tiny yellow cubes are and I told him they are cheese.

He is still getting used to our culture’s fond of mixing salty and sweet together. But after his first spoonful, he totally loves it!

Filipino-style Fruit Salad

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Filipino Fruit Salad

Filipino Fruit Salad

Bring colors to your Christmas tables with this traditional Filipino fruit salad. Super easy and quick to make that is the perfect dessert this holiday season. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: filipino fruit salad
Servings: 10
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 can (168ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pack (250ml) all-purpose cream - - chilled
  • 1 can (822g) fruit cocktail - - syrup drained
  • 1 cup young coconut meat - - shredded into strips
  • 1 bottle (12oz) kaong/ palm fruit (green) - -rinsed and drained
  • 1 bottle (12oz) nata dec coco/coconut gel (red) - -rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cheese (Eden or Velveeta) - - cut into tiny cubes (optional)


  • In a large bowl or container with a lid, combine and mix the sweetened condensed milk and all-purpose cream. 
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and give it a good toss until well combined.
  • Cover bowl with a cling wrap and chill for several hours before serving. May also be frozen.  
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