Hello Fruit Salad

Serves 5

The creamy combination of condensed milk, tangy cream cheese and sweet fruit makes a perfect cool snack.


  • 2 15-ounce cans tropical fruit salad in syrup
  • 1 15-ounce can sliced peaches in syrup
  • 1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges in syrup
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 jar coconut jelly, optional


Drain all the fruit very well in a colander for about 10 minutes.

Place the condensed milk and cream cheese in a food processor or mixer and blend until smooth.

Put the fruit in a bowl, add the coconut jelly if using, and pour the milk mixture on top. Mix well and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Analysis: 430 cal, 11 g fat, 40 mg chol, 150 mg sodium, 81 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 41 g sugar, 6 g protein.

Laura Hahn, author of the cookbook Around the World, One Gluten-Free Meal at a Time, is a regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living. She also blogs about gluten-free food at GuiltFreeFoodieCutie.com.