Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream (Vegan)

Tropical-Fruit-Salad-with-Coconut-Cream-(Vegan)

On those impossibly sticky, humid, just heavy days of July, there is one thing I crave again and again:

Light, juicy, fresh fruit salad.

And this is the one I’ve been loving the most lately: it’s filled with tropical flavors like pineapple and kiwi and topped off with a dollop of sweet coconut cream.

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The fruit is so naturally sweet and the coconut cream is so rich and full of flavor, this treat works as a dessert.

Or a side dish. Or a snack. (I like it pretty much whenever.)

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The coconut cream is easy to whip together.

It’s made from coconut milk and, blended with a bit of cornstarch, develops a thick, Greek yogurt-like consistency.

It has a really scrumptious hint of sweetness (from some confectioners sugar and vanilla extract) and a tangy hint of lime (from fresh lime zest).

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Bonus: since this treat is made with coconut milk, it’s vegan and cholesterol-free.

It’s bright, healthy, fresh and delicious!

Here’s the recipe for Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream (Vegan):

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Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream (Vegan)
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 10
  • Calories: 171
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 7.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.3g
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
Total Time: 25 minutes (plus 6 hours inactive time)
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Inactive: 6 hours

Yield: 10 servings

Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • 13 ounces coconut milk
  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons organic cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ watermelon, rind removed and cubed
  • 1 golden ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 2 kiwi, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
Instructions
  1. To a mixing bowl, add the coconut milk, confectioners sugar, lime zest, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined, cover, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.
  2. In a mixing bowl or large food storage container, stir and combine watermelon, pineapple, kiwi, and mango.
  3. Remove coconut mixture from fridge and, using an electric hand mixer set on low speed, whip until mixture reaches a smooth, creamy, Greek yogurt-like consistency, about 2-4 minutes.
  4. Spoon fruit into serving bowl and top with a dollop of coconut cream. Serve chilled.
Storage: fruit salad should be refrigerated in a covered airtight container. Coconut cream should be refrigerated in a separate covered airtight container.
*I estimate approximate nutrition information using the Verywell Recipe Nutrition Calculator.

 

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7 Comments

  1. July 17, 2014 / 1:46 am

    The coconut cream really adds something to this delicious fruit salad 😀
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Cheryl
    July 21, 2014 / 11:19 am

    I never had coconut cream before. This looks refreshing and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Anika
    May 14, 2015 / 1:14 am

    This recipe (minus the confectioner’s sugar / or any artificial sugar) looks amazing. I will make mine without sugar and use coconut cream and a little honey instead.

    Although I am not a vegan, I love coconut milk/cream. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jeanie
    July 8, 2017 / 12:17 am

    This is absolutely delicious. Going to be amazing on sticky rice with mango. Definitely worth a try, if your hesitating. I might just eat this for a couple days.

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