Salpicón de Frutas (Colombian Fruit Cocktail)

by Erica Dinho on February 17, 2009

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Salpicon de Frutas Colombiano

Today I have two versions of Salpicón de Frutas Colombiano, the traditional one made with “Colombiana” a Colombian sparkling soda, and the other uses fresh watermelon juice. Both versions are absolutely delicious!

salpicon de frutas recipe

This simple and delicious Salpicón de Frutas Colombiano fruit cocktail is the perfect dessert in a summer day.

Receta Salpicon de Frutas Colombiareceta de salpicon de frutas




  • 6 cups assorted fresh fruit, such as pineapple, papaya, watermelon, mango, apple, banana, and seedless red grapes, cut into bite size pieces.
  • 4 cups watermelon juice , Colombiana.
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Salpicon de Frutas a la ColombianaSalpicon de Frutas


  1. Place cut fruit in a large bowl, pour juice over fruit and stir.
  2. To serve, spoon fruit cocktail into tall glasses and top with vanilla ice cream.
  3. Recetas de Comida Colombian en Ingles.Colombian Cuisine

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous February 28, 2009 at 12:33 AM

This looks and sounds delicious. I can’t wait until spring when the fruit in this area is fresh to try this recipe. Looks like it would be refreshing to sit out on the deck and relax with this dessert.


2 Anonymous April 29, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Thanks a lot! Im traveling Bogota now and I Love this dessert. I have a Salpicon everyday!
I always want to know how make this delicious cooktail but Im confused about what That red water is. (It was watermelons!)
Anyway I think I can make this coctail perfectly now:-) Thank you again and have a great day!


3 Erica April 29, 2009 at 7:43 AM

You can make the salpicón with watermelon juice, some Colombians use(Colombiana) a red soda from colombia.


4 Hernan December 15, 2010 at 4:41 PM

I made this salpicon for my kids and they were so happy….they really loved it. Thanks you for your wonderful Colombian food recipes.


5 Colette February 3, 2011 at 10:48 AM

The best ice cream shop that makes this delicious treat is in Medellion, Colombia. The lady that owns the shop adds a little passion fruit juice to the mix, puts the ice cream in the sundae glass first, pours the fruit over the ice cream, tops it with La Lachera (sweetened condensed milk), sticks a vanilla wafer in the side and will sprinkle on some shredded mild white Colombian cheese, if you wish. It’s absolutely to die for! We say hi to the family and then head straight to her place when we visit! It’s impossible to fully mimick in the States because our fruit is never as fresh and sweet as theirs, but you can come close.


6 Judy March 6, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Erica! Te fajaste!!!! Super buena idea compartir toads estas recetas de nuestra gastronomia Colombiana que es tan spectacular, con el mundo entero!!!


7 Gloria March 11, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Genial. Esta es una receta favorita en mi hogar. Todos los veranos la hacemos.
SuperMega delicios!


8 Francisco Rodriguez March 29, 2011 at 4:18 PM

The first time a went to Bucaramanga Colombia, my wife treated me to this “salpicon” and believe me, this is the best fruit coctail I have ever had. I tried it along and with ice cream and it is GREAT with the latter. Thanks for putting this recipe on the web. Now we can have it here in the USA.


9 Jennifer July 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Hola, por cuanto tiempo se puede dejar el salpicon en la nevera?? O se hace y consume immediatamente?? Gracias, Jennifer


10 Erica Dinho July 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

A veces lo guardo por unas dos horas en la nevera.


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