There are few things quite as refreshing and good for you than a bowl of fresh fruit. This Tropical Fruit Salad will take you away to a far away land with sunshine and beaches, plus it has a Dairy Free Topping that gives the salad an extra flavor. 

After our long, cold Winter and being stuck inside, we all put on a few unwanted extra pounds. So this Summer, we decided to start eating better and exercising every day. Eating more fruit, veggies and real food is top on our list.

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I don’t know about you, but in our house, if I cut the fruit it seems to be eaten better. And I admit, I’m even one of the guilty ones. It’s so much easier to grab a handful of grapes that are already off the stem, in a bowl and chilled in the refrigerator. Or the watermelon or cantaloupe is cut into chunks ready to dish up and eat.

After a recent shopping trip, I looked at the counter full of fruit and discovered that we had Honey Dew Melon, Peaches, Nectarines, Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Kiwi, Oranges and Grapefruit. It was time to make a Fruit Salad.

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But this time I wanted something a little different. We had been asked to create a recipe using Silk Coconutmilk, so the first thing that came to mind as I stood there looking at all the fruit we had bought, was a Tropical Fruit Salad. But how could we add the Coconutmilk?

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Could we make a whipped topping like pudding out of the Silk Coconutmilk? Sure enough, we could. We have used Silk products in a few recipes, the Strawberry Banana Mocktail using the Silk Strawberry Banana Fruit & Protein is a favorite here. We also all like the Almond Milk.

The Silk Coconutmilk has a creamy tropical taste and has 50% more calcium than dairy milk. It’s delicious to drink on it’s own, and the recipe options are endless. Visit Silk to see more recipes and grab your coupon for $1 off Silk Coconutmilk.

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The Dairy Free Topping goes together quickly with just a few ingredients. On the stovetop, combine cornstarch, salt and sugar, then whisk in the Silk Coconutmilk, continue cooking until the pudding like mixture is thick, then into the refrigerator for about an hour until chilled. It’s delicious on it’s own, and it perfect with this Tropical Fruit Salad.

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Tropical Fruit Salad with Dairy Free Topping

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  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


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Fruit Salad

  • Any fruit you like, we used Pineapple, Honey Dew Melon, Nectarines, Peaches, and Kiwi.
  • Juice of 1 Lime


  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Silk Coconutmilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract


  • Coconut and Lime Zest on top, if desired


Fruit Salad

  1. Clean and cut all fruit and place in large bowl
  2. Juice lime and mix into fruit


  1. In a large saucepan on the stove, combine cornstarch, sugar and salt
  2. Slowly whisk in Coconutmilk until all combined
  3. Heat to boiling, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for -10 minutes until thick and puddling like consistency
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla
  5. Transfer to small bowl and chill for at least 1 hour

Tropical Fruit Salad

  1. Spoon fruit salad into bowls, add with a few teaspoons of topping, sprinkle with coconut and lime zest if desired
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.


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