This is the Filipino Fruit Salad that I included in our Christmas dessert besides the traditional Apple Pie. I haven’t had this in a long time so when I was planning my menu I made sure to make this too. Thank goodness there’s a Filipino store about 30 minutes drive away from us. I couldn’t make this with just fruit cocktails and pineapples. The essential ingredients for the Filipino Fruit Salad are the coconut gel and sugar palm fruit. The stuff that makes it sweet are easily found in any grocery store.

[UPDATE: December 2022] A can of Fresh Young Coconut and a jar or Coconut gel.

Filipino Fruit Salad


  • 2 cans fruit cocktail drained
  • 1 can pineapple chunks drained
  • 1 can fresh young coconut strings
  • 1 jar coconut gel drained
  • 1 jar sugar palm fruit drained
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 tub cool whip


  • Dump the drained fruit cocktail, coconut gel, palm fruit, fresh young coconut strings and pineapple chunks in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the condense milk.
  • Then the cool whip.
  • Gently fold/mix everything together with a flat spatula.
  • Transfer in a covered container and store in the fridge overnight. It is so much better after spending  at least a night in the fridge. The colder the better, as long as it’s not frozen.

VOILA, Filipino Fruit Salad.


I also make this fruit salad to go along with Flan. Talk about sugar high during that holidays!

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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