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Quick Fruit Cream Recipe | Fruit Salad with Cream

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Fruit cream in a glass cup
Fruit cream in a glass cup

I remember the first time I tasted fruit cream at a family picnic. My aunt made it, and the bright colors and refreshing taste caught my attention immediately. On that scorching summer day, this dessert was like an oasis of cool sweetness. Since then, my love for fruit cream has never died, and I have continued to make it over and over again with little change each time.

This fruit salad with cream or fruit cream salad is one of our favorite summer desserts that we enjoy at home as a family or whenever we host our friends on different occasions because it is irresistible, especially if you want something yummy to take on.

Fruit cream on a bowl
Fruit Cream Salad Recipe

Why I Love This Fruit Cream Recipe 

There are several reasons why I adore this dessert recipe. Firstly, it’s extremely flexible. It works perfectly well with any type of fruit available in your house, making it the perfect way to utilize seasonal produce. The combination of heavy cream, condensed milk, and Greek yogurt makes an excellent base that is just right in terms of sweetness—neither too sweet nor too sour.

In addition to being crunchy due to the presence of pistachios and cashew nuts, the freshness of fruits and the creaminess of the base make this a go-to dessert in my house.

What is Needed to Make Fruit Cream?

Here is a list of all the ingredients that you’ll need to prepare this creamy fruit salad delight: 

Ingredients for Fruit Cream Salad Recipe
Fruit Cream Recipe

Heavy Cream

The heavy cream forms the base for this dessert, lending it its smooth texture. Ensure that you use cold heavy cream so that, when whipped, its consistency will be perfect.

Condensed Milk

Sweetened condensed milk adds a little more sweetness to the cream to balance out the tartness from the yogurt and the freshness from the fruits.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt lends a mild tanginess while providing thickness to the mixture. Moreover, compared with adding extra cream or using other sweetened dairy products, this is a healthier option as well.

Vanilla Essence

Even though sometimes vanilla extract may not seem necessary, just a few drops in the fruity mix bring out nice flavors that go hand in hand with them.

Fresh Fruits

  • Apple adds crispness and mild sweetness.
  • Grapes: juicy and slightly sour, each bite is filled with flavor.
  • Mango offers a tropical sweetness that’s hard to resist.
  • Strawberry helps to cut the overall sweetness of the dessert with its gentle tartness.
  • Banana: creamy and sweet, it blends well with other fruits.


  • Pistachios bring about a crunchy effect and a little bit of a salty taste.
  • Cashews: as they are soft and buttery, they perfectly match other textures in general.
Fruit cream in a glass cup
Fruit Cream Recipe

Different Variations to Give a Try

The most impressive characteristic of this recipe of fruit cream, in my opinion, is its versatility. Here are some varieties that may interest you:

Exotic Tropical Twist

Replace some of the fruits with tropical ones such as bananas, papaya, green grapes, and pomegranate. You can also add pear, kiwi, melon, and dragon fruits. It can also be topped with grated coconuts for a very exotic taste.

Berry Delight

Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are mixed for a berrylicious version. This variation is perfect when berries are at their sweetest because they are in season.

Indulgence from Nuts

Increase the nutty content by adding almonds, pecans, or walnuts if you love them. You can even lightly toast the nuts so that they develop a richer flavor.

Dripping Chocolate

Drizzle melted dark chocolate over your delectable Fruit cream before serving to make it more decadent. The combination of fruit and chocolate has always been popular among people.

Citrus Zing

Add a little zest to your cream mixtures; lemon or orange zest will cut through its richness, giving it a refreshing zing on its way down your tongue.

Fruit cream in a glass cup

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Quick Fruit Cream Recipe | Fruit Salad with Cream

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Want something delicious yet healthy dessert? Look no further. This easy fruit cream recipe is packed with a mix of fresh fruits and a creamy base.


  • 1 cup / 240 g Heavy Cream (cold)
  • ½ cup / 155 g condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp / 30 g Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp / 5 ml Vanilla essence
  • 1 cup / 125 g Apple (diced)
  • 1 cup / 150 g Green Grapes (halved)
  • 1 cup / 165 g Mango (diced)
  • 1 cup / 145 g Strawberry (quartered)
  • 1 large / 135 g Banana (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp / 8 g chopped Pistachio
  • 2 tbsp / 20 g chopped Cashew


Prepare the cream mixture.

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups cold heavy cream (fresh cream), ½ cup condensed milk, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, and 1 tsp vanilla essence. Beat them until soft peaks form using an electric mixer or whisk. This means that the mixture will be thick enough to stand on its own while remaining soft at the same time. Basically, the consistency will be like custard.

Mix the fruits and nuts.

  • In another big bowl, mix one cup of diced apple, one cup of halved grapes, one cup of diced mango, one cup of quartered strawberries, and one large sliced banana. Add one tablespoon of chopped or crushed pistachios, as well as two tablespoons of cashews, also chopped. Toss gently so that all fruit pieces touch the nuts in any order.

Combine Mixture

  • Over the mixed fruits and nuts, pour the whipped cream mixture. With a spatula, carefully fold the cream into the fruit mixture until all the pieces are coated. To remain light and fluffy, avoid overmixing it.

Serve and garnish.

  • Serve the delicious Fruit Cream in your favorite serving bowls or glasses. On top of that, sprinkle a few more chopped pistachios to add some extra elegance. Serve immediately if you want it to be soft and moist, or refrigerate for 30 minutes if you prefer it to be colder than that.


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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 493kcal (25%) | Carbohydrates: 56g (19%) | Protein: 8g (16%) | Fat: 28g (43%) | Saturated Fat: 16g (100%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 81mg (27%) | Sodium: 70mg (3%) | Potassium: 652mg (19%) | Fiber: 4g (17%) | Sugar: 47g (52%) | Vitamin A: 1743IU (35%) | Vitamin C: 51mg (62%) | Calcium: 180mg (18%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

*This calculation is done by assumption calculated by an API. Please use our nutrition information just to get an idea about the recipe, consult a nutritionist if you need exact nutrition information.

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Fruit cream recipe is one of those desserts that is simple yet elegant and super easy to make. It is a quick fix that requires no baking and can be easily tweaked to suit your taste or whatever ingredients you might have at hand.

When you need a great dessert to impress your visitors or just satisfy your sweet tooth, why not try this easy fruit cream recipe? I guarantee, it will become one of your favorites, as it is mine already. Eat well with every creamy, fruity, nutty bite!

Recipe FAQs

Yes! You can use different mixes of fresh fruits that suit your taste or what is available for variation purposes within this dessert to make this recipe. 

Yes, fruit cream or fruit cream salad can be made some hours prior, though it is better to combine the fruits and the cream shortly before serving so that they can remain fresh. If you make it in advance keep it chilled in the refrigerator.

Though Greek yogurt has been preferred due to its thicker texture and tangier taste, you could still drain regular yogurt until it reaches this state too.

Any remaining portions must be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where they can be stored for up to 48 hours for optimum freshness.

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