Salpicón de Frutas is a traditional Colombian dessert made with fresh fruit. This fruit cocktail is very refreshing and delicious. Salpicón can be top with vanilla ice cream or sweet condensed milk before serving. To make Colombian Salpicón you can used Colombiana a traditional Colombia soda or watermelon juice.
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!
Salpicón de Frutas (Colombian Fruit Cocktail)
- 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 or Colombiana (Colombian soda)
- Vanilla ice cream optional
- Place cut fruit in a large bowl, pour juice over fruit and stir.
- To serve, spoon fruit cocktail into tall glasses and top with vanilla ice cream.
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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.
It is not really a desert in Colombia, it is more of a snack sold on the street but of course it works as desert!
Orosia P Mcconnaughey
The salpicon i remember had fresh squeezed lemon/lime juice
Water based since watermelon is not always in season or available
Apples dont grow in the tropics
Not an original receipe but...it works. Any thing with fresh is good!
Apples are in Colombia year round. You're not authentic.
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!
The red water might have been Colombina, which is a pooular sida drink in Colombia.
You can make the salpicón with watermelon juice, some Colombians use(Colombiana) a red soda from colombia.
I made this salpicon for my kids and they were so happy....they really loved it. Thanks you for your wonderful Colombian food recipes.
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.
Wow!! Can you tell me what the place is called? I'll be visiting Medellin this summer!!!
Erica! Te fajaste!!!! Super buena idea compartir toads estas recetas de nuestra gastronomia Colombiana que es tan spectacular, con el mundo entero!!!
Genial. Esta es una receta favorita en mi hogar. Todos los veranos la hacemos.
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.
Hola, por cuanto tiempo se puede dejar el salpicon en la nevera?? O se hace y consume immediatamente?? Gracias, Jennifer
A veces lo guardo por unas dos horas en la nevera.
This fruit cocktail was delicious. I made it for my kid's birthday party . It was very easy to make.
What a delicious dessert. I am from Uruguay and made this salpicon recipe yesterday. I loved it!
There isn't "colombiana soda" in Australia. Can I use other sodas?
You can use orange juice or watermelon juice.
If you can get the Scottish "Ir'n Bru" - it is as identical as you wouldn't know the difference.
It is sold by Amazon so you may be able to get it in Oz
I don't know in Autralia in the U.K. Use Iburn is. Scotland soda similar to Colombiana
We've made it with Strawberry flavored Fanta soda before and that works really great too.
Love this! We never found Salpicon in Bogota, but always had it in the Armenia region.