Surprise Your Family and Friends with Fruit Salad Graham Ref Cake

Plus other new ways to enjoy this classic dessert!

When it comes to Pinoy desserts, you can never go wrong with fruit salad. Chilled, creamy, and colorful, it’s normally served in a big bowl from which everyone can get as much as they want. It’s easily a favorite of many, with the refreshing flavors of different fruits like pineapple, cherries, and pears complemented perfectly by the richness of cream.

But did you know you can still make this classic favorite even more exciting? Take a look at these recipes that use the usual fruit salad ingredients but prepared using different methods to transform it into refrigerator cake, ice candy, or shaved ice treat.

Remember to make these recipes with NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream. It helps make your favorite desserts richer and creamier.

Fruit Salad Graham Ref Cake

A refrigerator cake is one of those desserts almost every student in high school or grade school would volunteer to bring to class parties. It looks and tastes fancy even if it doesn’t require much effort to make. Here, all you need to do is layer fruit, cream, and crushed graham.

Yield: 6

Fruit and Graham Ref Cake Ingredients:

12 pieces graham crackers, crushed

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tablespoon sugar

1 pack NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream 125mL

1/3 cup condensed milk

1 836-gram can (507-gram drained weight) fruit cocktail, drained well

How to Make Fruit and Graham Ref Cake:

1 Mix crushed graham crackers, butter, and sugar in a bowl. Pour graham mixture into a plastic or glass serving dish with a flat bottom. Press evenly the graham mix in the dish. Set aside.

2 Whip NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream and mix with condensed milk.

3 Assemble drained fruit cocktail and sweetened cream in layers on top of the graham mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Serve well-chilled.

Fruit Salad Ice Candy

We all have memories of eating ice candy in the afternoons when we were kids. They’re easy to make yet so versatile and can be made in various refreshing flavors. To make them more fruity and chunky, try experimenting with good ol’ fruit cocktail. You can even do this as a fun afternoon activity by having the kids help mix the ingredients or pour the mixture into ice-candy plastic bags.

Yield: 10

Fruit Salad Ice Candy Ingredients:

1 836-gram can (507-gram drained weight) fruit cocktail, drained (reserve half of syrup)

1 pack NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream 125mL

1/3 cup condensed milk

How to Make Fruit Salad Ice Candy:

1 Combine fruit cocktail, half of syrup, NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream, and condensed milk in a blender. Press the pulse button of the blender to coarsely chop the fruits.

2 Pour into plastic bags with the help of a funnel. Tie the ends to seal.

3 Freeze overnight. Serve frozen.

Fruit Salad Coolers

If you’re a fan of shaved ice desserts like mais con hielo or halo-halo, you’ll love this version that makes use of fruit cocktail. Think Korean bingsu with a Pinoy twist!

Yield: 6 servings

Fruit Salad Coolers Ingredients:

1 836-gram can (507-gram drained weight) fruit cocktail, drained (reserve syrup)

1 pack NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream 125mL

1 can 216-gram condensed milk

6 cups finely shaved ice

1 cup NESTLÉ corn flakes

How to Make Fruit Salad Coolers:

1 Divide fruit cocktail into 6 serving glasses. Set aside.

2 In a bowl, mix NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream and condensed milk.

3 Add shaved ice to your serving glasses, then pour the sweetened cream.

4 Top with cornflakes and serve immediately.

No special occasion to celebrate anytime soon? No problem! These fruity desserts are so easy to make, you don’t need such an extravagant excuse. Just mix, chill or freeze, and serve!

To enhance the sweet and juicy flavors of fruit, use NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream. It’s now available in a 125-ml budget pack. You’ll get the perfect amount to whip up these creamy delights to surprise and impress your family and friends any time.

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