Buko Salad

Buko Salad

During the last four days we made different versions side and table salads and to end this series there’s nothing better than ending it with a dessert salad, the Buko Salad.

Buko Salad is the Filipino variation of the fruit salad, it is usually made out of mixed fruits, nata de coco, kaong (sugar palm), coconut, thickened cream and condensed milk. This dessert is a mainstay in every special occasion in the Philippines like birthdays, fiesta, weddings, Christmas and New Year’s dinner so this coming Christmas you should definitely make one if you haven’t tried something like this before. It’s one of the easiest desserts to make and there’s no cooking involved.

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Buko Salad

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Buko Salad is the Filipino variation of the fruit salad, it is usually made out of mixed fruits, nata de coco, kaong (sugar palm), coconut, thickened cream and condensed milk.



  • young coconut meat from 5 coconuts, sliced into strips
  • 1 container sugar palm (kaong), drained
  • 1 cup nata de coco, drained
  • 1 can fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup condensed milk (adjust to the sweetness you like)
  • 1 cup thickened cream or whipped cream


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine together young coconut, sugar palm, nata de coco, fruit cocktail and pineapple chunks, and fruit cocktail. Make sure all ingredients are properly drained.
  2. Place thickened cream in a container then gently fold the condensed milk.
  3. Pour the cream mixture on the fruit mixture then mix well to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.



19 Responses

  1. This fruit salad looks so festive!

  2. Alex says:

    It sounds so delicious… I don’t usually use condensed milk with fruit but now you’re making my mouth water. It’s so nice to be Friday and I have time to read and be inspired. 🙂

  3. Tessa says:

    Great looking fruit salad! I sure have enjoyed salad week!

  4. Nald says:

    Will try this on Christmas eve.. Look so delicious.

  5. Kristy says:

    This photo is stunning Raymund! Sounds like a delicious fruit salad. We used to always have something like this at my Grandma’s – albeit with a lot less exotic ingredients. I like the sound of this one though. 🙂

  6. What a delicious fruit salad. My kids will ask for 2nd and 3rd serving for sure. Sounds like a perfect kid’s party food item!

  7. I love a festive fruit and what I especially love about different asian varieties are the tones and colours (like Malay Ais Kachang,) etc. A fun, festive winner!

  8. Wow, such a beautiful salad! Heck, forget about the rest of the meal, I’d be happy just with the salad! Good stuff – thanks.

  9. Reem says:

    This delicious salad sounds more like a dessert. .
    This will be posted erfect for holiday table.

  10. Oooh yum! I have fond childhood memories of this 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. foodjaunts says:

    Memories yes 🙂 Heck we still eat buko salad (although slightly adapted since we can’t always find all the ingredients). Nice tasty post.

  12. vanessa jane haboc figura says:

    oh great,,,i really lve that,my kids always ask me 2 do tht delicious buko salad,in ths comng special occasion i will do that again…..mhmmm so yummy…..

  13. huntfortheverybest says:

    sounds good!

  14. theresa says:

    perfect salads

  15. rein says:

    best fruit salad ever

  16. ChristelynMahinay says:

    wow look so yummy

  17. mariano b labe says:

    it is familiar already with me yet I appreciate. thanks for sharing. GOD BLESS….

  18. Wendy Regacho Browning says:

    Love buko salad! I made this and used lite tropical fruit salad instead. I added a can of sliced peaches and only used 2 tablespoons of the condensed milk. We don’t like it overly sweet. It was a hit with American hubby as he’s not had it before.

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