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

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.

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
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
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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