Sweetened Condensed Milk Fruit Salad

A decadent sweetened condensed milk fruit salad that is crunchy, sweet, and creamy and topped with shredded coconut.

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Sweetened Condensed Milk Fruit Salad

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I have been on another hiatus from blog writing. Last week was a usual whirlwind of cleaning, laundry, and errands, add in packing for a three week trip to Texas and things became much more chaotic and interesting. Now I am not a leave-it-till-the-last-minute type of packer,  so my week was consumed by checklists, post-it notes, outfit layouts, and organizing and reorganizing suitcases for not just me but for my two kids as well.

Why Texas?

So why all this preparation for Texas? Well, if I haven’t bragged about him before, my husband, Matt, is an amazing high school theater teacher and director. For years he has worked closely with a friend of his who is a nationally renown performance consultant for high school theater and speech and debate programs. This year he asked Matt to be a guest teacher for a high school theater camp at the local magnet school for the arts in Dallas (where I just learned Norah Jones graduated from). Matt is working to teach students about performance and also directing a full-length play to be presented at the end of the camp.

This is an amazing opportunity, but one that keeps him in Dallas for two weeks. As soon as Matt found out he’d be gone that long during the summer, he worked it out so the kids and I could come along. Since the four of us can’t stand to be away from each other, here we all are in Dallas. The four of us arrived on Sunday morning. We are staying in a beautiful condo downtown, where we have access to a pool and I also get to see a couple of dear friends who live nearby. Better yet, after the camp is complete, we are driving to Austin for another week where Matt’s parents will be meeting us for a fun little vacation.

Another culprit in my hiatus from blog writing has been technology. My laptop has been on its last leg for a while, and in the last couple of weeks has been overheating. Once it overheats, it stops wanting to load anything and, ironically,  ends up freezing.

Thankfully today is my birthday and my husband and some family members pitched in to buy me a new computer! So by this weekend I will hopefully be the owner of a new laptop and will be able to write more from the comfort of our little Dallas rental. (Fortunately, today my husband left me his laptop so I could get this posted).

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Sweetened Condensed Milk Fruit Salad

The weekend before leaving for our trip, my family had a dinner as an early birthday celebration for Matt and me (his birthday is exactly a week after mine). One of my requests for the dinner was to have this amazing fruit salad my mom had made for my sister’s bridal shower last year.

Sweetened Condensed Milk Fruit Salad #mexicanfruitsalad #mexicandessert #fruitsalad

This sweetened condensed milk fruit salad is a gorgeous mixture of papaya, watermelon, apple, strawberries, and mango. Then, as the name says, it is topped with sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut. The result is a decadent fruit salad that is crunchy, sweet, and creamy.

Who needs a birthday cake when you have this deliciousness to enjoy?

Do you ever opt for something else other than cake for your birthday? I’d love to read your comments below.

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Sweetened Condensed Milk Fruit Salad #mexicanfruitsalad #mexicandessert #fruitsalad
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Sweetened Condensed Milk Fruit Salad

A mix of bright, sweet fruits topped with sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut.
Author Gemma from Everyday Latina


  • 1 medium papaya
  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 4 apples
  • 4 mangoes
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 3 bananas (optional)
  • 4 kiwis
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • shredded coconut


  • Dice all of the fruit into bite-sized cubes.
  • Combine all of the fruit in a large mixing bowl.
  • I prefer to serve the fruit salad in small cups, then drizzle a teaspoon of condensed milk and top with half a teaspoon of shredded coconut.
  • Serve chilled.


You can always top the entire fruit salad with condensed milk and shredded coconut, but if there are leftovers the fruit won't last as long if it's already topped with the condensed milk.
Bananas and kiwis make a great addition, but since there is already so much other fruit they are not absolutely necessary.
For an added crunch, top with chopped pecans or walnuts.
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