Filipino-Style Ambrosia Salad

Updated on May 16, 2020
Edwin Alcantara profile image

As a child, Edwin's mom told him, "If you want to eat, you should cook it yourself." And that's exactly what he's been doing ever since.

Filipino-style ambrosia salad
Filipino-style ambrosia salad
Cast your vote for Filipino-Style Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad With a Filipino Twist

The classic American ambrosia salad has some similarities with the traditional Filipino fruit salad—both contain fruits and heavy cream. But unlike ambrosia salad, Filipino fruit salad does not contain marshmallows. Also, rather than it being a side dish, it is served as a dessert, and it is sweeter because it contains condensed milk. Furthermore, it contains ingredients commonly found in the Philippines, such as fresh coconut. If you like ambrosia salad but want to try something different, you should give this a shot.

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 10-12 people

Ingredients

  • 1 large can fruit cocktail
  • 1 can table cream
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries
  • 1 can jackfruit, cubed
  • 1/2 cup kaong (sugar palm fruit), available at Asian stores
  • 1/2 cup nata de coco (coconut gel), available at Asian stores
  • 1/2 cup canned sweet whole corn kernels

Instructions

  1. Drain all the canned and bottled ingredients in a colander for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the drained fruits, corn, condensed milk, and table cream. Mix well.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.

Tips and Variations

  • You can use fresh fruits, such as grapes, apples, etc., instead of canned fruits.
  • Add freshly shredded or frozen coconut if desired. We normally use fresh coconuts instead of dried coconuts.
  • To make it sweeter, you can add more condensed milk.

Kaong

Tropics Sugar Palm Fruit - Kaong, 12-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)
Tropics Sugar Palm Fruit - Kaong, 12-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)
Traditional Filipino desserts may contain sweet palm fruit or palm nuts called "kaong." It's a bit chewy in texture. If you're feeling adventurous, give this a try!
 

Nata de Coco

Coconut Gel In Syrup Nata De Coco
Coconut Gel In Syrup Nata De Coco
Nata de Coco is another ingredient typically found in Filipino desserts. It's basically a sweet coconut water jelly. It also has a chewy texture. Include it to give your dessert an authentic Filipino twist.
 

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)