Asian Fruit Salad With Condensed Milk


Asian Fruit Salad With Condensed Milk is tasty and easy to make, crunchy, juicy and fresh. Try this recipe for your family and share your experience on the comment box. Asian fruits are sweetest when their natural sugar is still intact. Without it, fruits would be mostly tasteless and hard to eat. Asian fruits like mango, pineapple, banana and dragon fruit can be eaten raw because they taste good when they’re not cooked or preserved. It’s a great idea to include these in your kids

Buko Salad (Filipino Fruit Salad)

Buko Salad (Filipino Fruit Salad)

Prep:10 mins

Cook:0 mins

Chill Time:60 mins

Total:70 mins

Servings:6 to 8 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)SAVE RECIPE

This Filipino fruit salad is another one of those dishes which probably originated during the American colonial period when the influx of canned goods from the United States gave birth to dishes with canned food as the primary ingredient. You may prefer fresh fruits in your fruit salad, with or without fresh coconut meat but that’s not traditional. In order to fully understand Filipino fruit salad, one has to try this fruit cocktail version.

There are two things that characterize a Filipino fruit salad: All the fruits are canned, and the dressing always includes sweetened condensed milk. There are other preserves that can be added like nata de coco (coconut gel), kaong (palm seeds), and tapioca pearls. The fruit cocktail may also be augmented by canned pineapples and peaches. The meat from buko, or fresh young coconuts (which you can purchase frozen), is often combined with the sweet canned fruits and preserves. Any way you make it, this fruit salad is a refreshing and sweet treat on a hot day.

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“Because this recipe calls for canned fruit it can be made anytime of the year. Though you can certainly substitute fresh fruit if you’ve got it. It’s easy to make and requires few ingredients. It would also be a fun one to make with the kids.

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  • 2 cups canned fruit cocktail, well drained, chilled
  • 2 cups diced canned peaches, well drained, chilled
  • 1/2 cup cream, well chilled
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk, well chilled

Steps to Make It


  1. Gather the ingredients.Ingredients for buko (Filipino fruit salad)
  2. Combine the fruit cocktail and peaches in a bowl and stir.Fruit cocktail and peaches in a bowl
  3. Using a whisk, whip the cream and sweetened condensed milk in a measuring cup or bowl until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.Cream and sweetened condensed milk whisked together in a bowl
  4. Pour the cream and condensed milk over the fruit cocktail and peaches. Stir well. Keep chilled until ready to serve.Cream mixture poured over the fruit cocktail in a bowl


This fruit salad will last up to two days in the refrigerator. Wrap the bowl tightly with plastic wrap or transfer over to an airtight container.

Recipe Variations

  • Versions of this Filipino fruit salad can vary with the ratio of cream to sweetened condensed milk. This recipe uses a 2-to-1 ratio, but feel free to change the proportions of the ingredients.
  • You may also add canned pineapple and strips of fresh and tender coconut meat if you like, and you have access to them. It makes the salad even more refreshing.

Condensed Milk Fruit Salad

Condensed milk fruit salad is made with delicious mouthwatering fruit and tossed in a creamy condensed milk dressing. It’s filled with a blend of your favorite fresh fruit and berries and mixed in a luscious sauce. This creamy fruit salad recipe will be a hit at your next potluck!

Creamy fruit salad with condensed milk

refreshing fruit salad with a variety of flavors and a rainbow of colors is so delicious. And topping it with a smooth, sweet, and creamy condensed milk dressing makes it even better!

Summer offers an abundance of super fresh, in-season fruit. Making a quick fruit salad is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this abundance. You can use almost any fruit you wish and serve the dish for breakfast, brunch, a snack, a side dish, and dessert.

And since I’m a fan of condensed milk, I mix it together with vanilla extract and fresh lemon juice for a creamy fruit salad dressing that turns a simple fruit salad into something special!

Sweetened condensed milk fruit salad is perfect for bringing to any potluck, barbecue, or summer picnic. Still, it’s also nice to have a big bowl in the fridge just for yourself to snack on.

Strawberry banana cheesecake salad, lemon curd parfaits, and cherry crumble are a few more of my other summer favorites. And if you love fresh fruit and condensed milk, try our condensed milk fruit dip!

creamy fruit salad recipe

What is condensed milk fruit salad?

The dish is a creamy variety of fruit salad. My recipe contains condensed milk, strawberries, pineapple, mango, kiwi, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. The combination of juicy, tangy fruits and a thick, creamy dressing is absolutely heavenly to me.

But the great thing about this dish is that you can put any fruit you want in it, which is why everyone loves creamy fruit salad with condensed milk. So try adding different fruits and nuts because you’ll be making this again and again. I know that your family will love it!

condensed milk fruit salad ingredients


The ingredients of this condensed milk fruit salad are so fresh and delicious. And when you combine everything, it’s just mouthwatering! See the printable recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities, and then get mixing!


The fruit salad dressing consists of 3 simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Condensed milk is the base for the creamy fruit salad dressing. I usually use regular sweetened condensed milk, but fat-reduced condensed milk is fine, too.
  • Lemon juice helps to thicken the condensed milk and balance out the sweetness. It’s best to use fresh lemon juice.
  • Vanilla extract adds depth and rounds out the other flavors.


As I mentioned, you can use all of your favorite fruit with this creamy fruit salad recipe. These are the fruit I chose for the salad you see in the photos:

  • Strawberries: Cut your strawberries into slices.
  • Pineapple: Chop your pineapple into bite-sized chunks. While you could use canned, drained pineapple, fresh is always best. 
  • Mango: I used fresh mango, and this video from Clean & Delicious explains how to cut mangos like a pro.
  • Red grapes: Cut your grapes in half.
  • Kiwi: Cut 2 peeled kiwis into wedges. Green grapes are a great substitute in case you can’t find kiwi.
  • Berries: I used a mix of fresh raspberriesblueberries, and blackberries. You can leave them whole. Since raspberries are very delicate, I gently fold them in after the salad has been tossed.
how to make condensed milk fruit salad

How to make condensed fruit milk salad

Fruit lovers, this condensed milk fruit salad recipe is just for you! Prepare to be amazed because the fresh fruit and creamy dressing will melt in your mouth with every bite. These are the steps for how to make fruit salad with condensed milk:

Step 1: Prepare fruit

  • Carefully rinse fruits that aren’t peeled and gently tap dry with paper towels. You want to remove as much moisture as possible, so the excess water doesn’t thin out the dressing.
  • Chop and slice your fruits into bite-sized pieces. Leave small fruits like blueberries whole.
  • Then place your fruit in a large serving bowl.

Step 2: Mix dressing

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  • It’ll look like the lemon juice is splitting the milk, but just keep stirring vigorously. Eventually, the lemon juice thickens the condensed milk, and you’ll end up with a glossy, thick cream.

Step 3: Toss salad

  • Add the condensed milk dressing to the fresh fruit in the serving bowl. Using 2 spoons, gently toss everything together until the fruit are well coated and everything is combined.
  • If using raspberries, fold them in after the salad is tossed, so they don’t squish.
  • You can use all of the creamy dressing or only half for a lighter fruit salad.

Step 4: Serve

  • Enjoy right away or refrigerate until ready to serve. Optionally, garnish with extra fruit pieces and a few leaves of fresh mint.
fruit salad with sweetened condensed milk

Tips for success

I have a few easy tips and tricks to help you achieve success when making your best fruit salad with sweetened condensed milk!

  • Stick to fruit you enjoy. If you don’t like the aroma or texture of a particular fruit, simply leave it out and pick fruits that you want to eat.
  • Use equal amounts of each fruit for the best mix of textures and flavors. I usually go heavier on the strawberries and pineapple because we love them.
  • Cut the fruit in the same size. Keep small berries whole, and chop or half the rest of the fruit in the same size. This makes the salad look harmonious and easier to eat.
  • Skip bananas. I know that some love throwing them in, but I find that they make the whole salad taste like banana, and they go soft and mushy pretty fast.
  • Reserve a few fruit pieces for garnishing. Before serving, I like to decorate my fruit salad with extra fruit and fresh mint leaves.


Fruit salad with condensed milk and cream is an easy and delicious no-cook dessert recipe. It is sweet, rich, creamy, and perfect for parties or just when you crave something sweet.

I’m sharing how to make this easy and creamy Indian fruit salad recipe without custard powder.

Close up of fruit salad with condensed milk bowl topped with more fruits and cherry

Fruit Salad is a very simple, easy & quick dessert recipe. My Mom often made this when we were kids and it’s been a favorite ever since.

With the festive season kicking in, it’s always a good idea to have such a fancy yet quick, no-cook dessert recipe handy.

If you love the no-cooking dessert concept, you must try these two other summer favorite dessert recipes using mango


  • Requires no cooking
  • Made without custard powder
  • Easy and quick
  • Sweet and delicious
  • Thick and creamy
  • Vegeratrian and glutenfree
  • Crowd pleaser!!

Indian fruit salad is fresh fruits mixed with condensed milk and cream (or milk) and flavored with cardamom. It is my all-time favorite no-cook dessert recipe.

Although it is called fruit salad it is more like a dessert recipe. It’s sweet, creamy, luscious, and so delicious!! The best summer dessert!!

It requires no cooking and is super creamy and thick even without the custard powder.

My mom made it with milk instead of cream and that works too just the consistency is more runny than creamy.

It is definitely not the healthiest but hey it has fruits! Also, it’s vegetarian and egg-free which makes it crowd-friendly. The best part is, it is always such a hit with kids and adults that it is my go-to summer dessert to bring to BBQ or potluck.

It is also a great way to finish those small portions of fruits left that need to be consumed soon.

So let’s see how to make fruits salad with condensed milk and cream.


Fruit Salad with Condensed milk


Indian fruit salad ingredients on wooden tray

Fruits – I prefer using fresh fruits for this fruit salad. I have used apple, banana, orange, mango, green and red grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and cherries for garnishing. You can use fruits of choice.

Pineapple, pomegranate seeds, kiwi, and chikoo (sapodilla) are other fruits that work well with this recipe.

Heavy whipping cream – I prefer using heavy whipping cream to give it a more creamy and luscious texture.

Condensed milk – I’ve used sweetened condensed milk this acts as a sweetener as well as helps thicken and bind the salad.

Nuts and dry fruits – I love adding golden raisins and sliced almonds but you can add any nuts (pecans or walnuts) or dry fruits of your choice. They add a nice crunch and chewy texture. To keep it nut-free, you can skip nuts. Coconut flakes would be a nice addition too.

Cardamom powder – I’ve used cardamom powder for flavor. It is optional and can be skipped or alternatively, vanilla extract can be used too.


Fruits like bananas & apples tend to oxidize (turn brown) when cut and exposed to air, so cut these fruits last and immediately add them to the creamy mixture to prevent them from oxidizing. 

If you prefer this salad sweeter, add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar or honey according to taste. The taste is just right for us with just condensed milk.

To keep it lighter, replace cream with milk and skip whipping. The consistency will not be creamy and more on the runny side but still delicious!!

For an even easier version, replace heavy whipping cream with store-bought cool whip. You can add some milk if required to adjust the consistency.

You can change fruits and their quantity as per preference. If you don’t like certain fruit skip it or replace it with your favorite fruit.

This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.


Can we use canned fruits to make this fruit salad?

Yes, canned fruits can be used along with fresh to make this fruit salad. Just make sure to drain the liquid from canned fruits.

Can this fruit salad be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this fruit salad ahead of time. Keep it covered and store it in the refrigerator till ready to serve. Leftovers can be stored for 1-2 days and are best eaten at the earliest since the fruits will start to get soggy and not taste fresh.

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