Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad)

Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad) combines fresh fruits in a sweet cream sauce for a riff off the Bionico salad from Guadalajara.
Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad)

Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad)

By  Sue Lau |  Palatable  Pastime

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Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad) is my recipe of the day.  I had one of these recently at a local Mexican paleteria near me. It was wonderful, light and very fruity.

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It reminded me of a fruit salad my cousin used to make. And she brought it to every barbecue.

I imagine I’ll be doing the same. As this replaces my older recipes which macerated the fruit in orange juice. And this one is much better. Quite frankly, I doubt this one will be surpassed any time soon.

What is Frutas con Crema?

Frutas con Crema is a fresh fruit salad which hails from the Guadalajara region of Mexico. And is also called Bionico salad.

All the ripe fruits are immersed into a lightly sweet dressing of crema, condensed milk, and stabilized whipped cream.

Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad)

What Fruits Can I Use?

In Frutas con Crema you can use a variety of fresh fruits. Here are some ideas:

  • strawberries
  • mango
  • banana
  • pineapple
  • grapes
  • kiwi
  • apple
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • peaches
  • etc.

All fresh fruits are game, so use those which are ripe, in season, and in your kitchen.

I’d probably avoid canned fruits, since the packing syrup or juice will likely destabilize the dressing. And make it too  watery.

How do I serve Frutas con Crema?

Frutas con Crema is perfect served at every meal. It can be a pleasant breakfast, interesting salad or delightfully light  dessert.

You can try topping it with toasted coconut or granola for extra crunch.

Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad)

Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad)

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Frutas con Crema (Mexican Fruit Salad)

Frutas con Crema

Sue Lau
Mexican Fruit Salad
4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Salads
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5


  • 1 pound chopped ripe strawberries
  • 1 pound diced ripe mango
  • 1-2 bananas (sliced)
  • 1 lime
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup Mexican crema or crème fraîche
  • 8 ounce tub Cool Whip
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Juice the lime and add juice to mixing bowl.
  • Slice the bananas and stir into the lime juice to prevent darkening.
  • Add the other chopped fruit.
  • Stir together the condensed milk, crema, and cinnamon.
  • Fold in the cool whip, then add the fruit, gently stirring to mix.
  • Serve immediately and chill any remaining, using within one day.


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