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Summer Fruit Salad (Budget-friendly Business Recipe)

Summer Fruit Salad (Budget-friendly Business Recipe)

Summer is here! Here’s another business recipe you must try. This recipe is trending in Asia right now. Papahuli ba tayo? So let’s bring it here, in the Philippines! Yey..

This Fruit salad doesn’t even need an All purpose cream, and yet so creamy and delicious! Just the right recipe for beating the summer heat and the high cost of making a salad. Remember to choose the “in season fruit” and you can save more. The sauce I made for this recipe is just for 8-10 small cups or 1 large tub.. and I’m just giving you the starter ratio. If you need to make more, just double or triple the sauce recipe.

Servings: 1 Large Tub or 8 small cups

Summer Fruit Salad (Budget-friendly Business Recipe)


  • 800g Fruit Cocktail or any Fresh Fruits (Choose any 2 “in season” fruit; Grapes, Ripe Mangoes, Papaya, Mandarin, or Strawberries)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 10 tablespoon condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise or plain yogurt 
  • For the toppings:
  • Grated cheese
  • Any fruits: Cherries, Kiwi, Orange, Grapes (Sliced thinly)


  1. If using a fruit cocktail in a can: Use a strainer and let the syrup drain for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. If using fresh fruits: Wash all the fruit and drain water thoroughly. Sliced the fruits to be used in the main mixture. And separate the fruits for toppings.
  3. For grapes, slice it in half and remove the seeds. Peel and slice the kiwi. Peel the orange and remove the pith. Separate each orange membrane, slice and remove the seeds in the center.
  4. Arrange the fruits in the large plastic tub (you may also use plastic cups with cover). Set aside in the fridge to cool.
  5. Make the Sauce: Dissolve cornstarch in 1 cup water and stir with a fork. Set aside.
  6. In a saucepan, add cornstarch mixture and condensed milk. Let it cook over medium to low heat and constantly stir (don’t let it burn at the bottom).
  7. Turn off heat when it starts to become thick. You just need the right thickness but not too lumpy or overly thick.
  8. Transfer into a bowl and let cool a little. Once cooled, add 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and mix it well. This will add depth and taste to your mixture. (Yogurt is a good substitute if mayo is not available).
  9. Then pour the sauce on top of the prepared fruits in the plastic tub. Spread it out then lightly tap the tub on the table, so the sauce will go to the bottom.
  10. Add the grated cheese on top. 
  11. Lastly, Arrange the fruit toppings or decor.
  12. Let it chill before serving. Serve and enjoy!
Shelf life: 3-4 days refrigerated (will depend on the fruit used too).