26 May 2013

Choco Jelly Fruit Salad

Let me share a simple dessert you can prepare for any occasion and/or plainly to satisfy your sweet palate. I know we all have our own version of preparing fruit salad, so be ready for that. And if you’re familiar with the Black Sambo recipe then you’re in the right track. This dessert is so simple I could just tell you to mix all together and that’s it, but I would be the worst food blogger if I tell you that. lol So let me count the ways. 
For Fruit Salad
1 medium can Fruit Cocktail
1 bottle Nata de Coco (optional)
1 box Nestle Cream
½ box Condensed Milk
For Choco Jelly
2 packs Knox Unflavored Gelatin (melted in ½ cold water)
1 big can Evaporated Milk
½ cup sugar
½ cup Hersey’s Chocolate powder (melted in 1 cup hot water)
1) In a low fire, mix milk, sugar and melted chocolate.
2) Add melted knox gelatin.
3) Continuously stir for about 10 minutes.
4) Set aside and let it cool for about 1 (inside freezer) to 2 hrs (inside frige).
5) When its set, cut into cubes.
6) While waiting for the choco jelly to form, mix all the ingredients for the salad.
7) Add choco jelly.
8) Chill and serve.

 My take: The jelly gives a soft contrast to the crispness of the fruits. It also gives a (sweet)-choco distinction to the sweetest of the fruits and the condensed milk. It also serves as an extender. 
Tip: You can use fresh fruits of your choice. Nata de Coco is the family’s favorite so we make it a point to add a bottle. 
The verdict: Mr. M. asked the total cost of this dessert. If you know him well, you’ll know that, that means do this more often. J   


  1. I love fruit salad and I love chocolates too. This is perfect.