Fruit Cream (Indian Fruit Salad With Cream)

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Fruit Cream is an Indian dessert with fresh fruits added to a creamy base. This fruit salad with cream is super easy to make and tastes very refreshing. Make it using my easy recipe.

Here are some more fruit-based recipes: Hot Spiced Fruit Bake, Baked Peaches, and Delhi Style Fruit Chaat. 

Fruit cream served in a bowl.
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Fruit Cream was one of the desserts my mom made the most while growing up. This dessert was quite popular among North Indian homes and was made for all special occasions, birthday parties, marriage ceremonies, and house parties. I have tasted it in many homes, but honestly, my mom’s version is the best.

She doesn’t use only cream to mix with the fruits. She adds some plain yogurt to the mixture, which makes the dessert a little lighter and perfectly balanced, I would say. Try her recipe1

About Fruit Cream

Fruit Cream is a delicious summer dessert with freshly chopped fruits and nuts added to a creamy yogurt and cream mixture.

This light and refreshing dessert comes together quickly using very few ingredients. It is also a no-cook and no-bake recipe.

Make this fruit salad with cream for special occasions, festivals, or get-togethers. Serve it chilled in small serving bowls and garnish with chopped fresh fruits, nuts, and a mint sprig. You can also serve it in a large bowl instead of individually.

Check out more summer dessert recipes here.

Ingredients

Yogurt and Cream – This dessert consists of Plain yogurt (dahi, curd) and unsweetened light whipping cream.

Indian brands like Amul or Milky Mist work fine.

Vanilla – Fruits and vanilla pair very well.

Fruits – I used a mix of apples, bananas, green grapes, oranges, pomegranates, strawberries, mangoes, and kiwis.

You can also add sapota, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, papaya, custard apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, black grapes, dragon fruit, passion fruit, etc.

I do not suggest adding melons like watermelon, cantaloupe, musk melon, etc., as they may make the dessert watery.

You can skip any fruits if you don’t like the taste or they are unavailable.

Nuts – I used almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachios, but you can also use walnuts, pecans, etc.

You can also make a shahi fruit cream recipe by adding saffron, cardamom powder, rose water, rose petals, and fruits and nuts.

How To Make Fruit Cream

Add 1 cup of unsweetened light-whipping cream and 1 cup of plain yogurt to a bowl. Whisk using an electric whisk or a hand-held wire whisk until smooth and creamy.

Cream and yogurt added to a bowl.

Add 4 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and whisk until the sugar dissolves.

Powdered sugar and vanilla added to the bowl.

Add the following ingredients and mix well.

  • ¼ cup peeled, cored, and chopped apple
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped banana
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped kiwi
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped strawberries
  • ¼ cup halved green grapes
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped orange
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped mango
  • 2 tablespoon crushed cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoon crushed almonds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed unsalted pistachios
Fruits and nuts added to the bowl.

Chill for 1-2 hours and serve chilled.

Ready fruit cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Dairy cream can be replaced with non-dairy whipping cream. Many options (tropolite, Rich’s) are available these days. Dairy yogurt must be replaced with any plant-based yogurt.

Can I use store-bought whipped cream to make this dessert?

Yes, you can! Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl. Add yogurt and mix well until smooth and creamy. Add the diced fruits and mix well. Chill and serve.

Variations

With Ice Cream – You can also make the base of this dessert using ice cream instead of fresh cream and yogurt.
Slightly soften a brick of vanilla ice cream and whisk it using a wire whisk. Then add fruits and nuts to it and serve immediately.

Layered – To make a layered dessert, layer fresh fruits, whipped cream, and yogurt mixture in a glass or bowl.

With Cream Cheese – Mix softened cream cheese with whipped cream, powdered sugar, and a little vanilla extract. Fold in the fruits and nuts. Chill and serve.

Using Canned Fruits – Replace fresh fruits with canned fruits. You can use any canned fruit, such as peaches, pears, pineapples, or a fruit cocktail.

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Fruit Cream is an Indian dessert with fresh fruits added to a creamy base. This fruit salad with cream is super easy to make and tastes very refreshing. Make it using my easy recipe (vegetarian, gluten-free).
4.60 from 10 votes

Fruit Cream Recipe (Indian Fruit Salad With Cream)

Fruit Cream is an Indian dessert where a mix of fresh fruits is added to a creamy base. This fruit salad with cream is super easy to make and tastes very refreshing. Make it using my easy recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsweetened light whipping cream
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup peeled, cored, and chopped apple
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped banana
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped kiwi
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped strawberries
  • ¼ cup halved grapes (halve)
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped oranges
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped mango
  • 2 tablespoons crushed cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons crushed almonds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed unsalted pistachios
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Instructions 

  • Add cream and yogurt to a bowl. Whisk using an electric whisk or a hand-held wire whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Add sugar and vanilla extract and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  • Now add the chopped fruits and crushed nuts and mix well.
  • Chill for 1-2 hours and serve chilled.

Video

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Notes

You can skip any of the fruits if you don’t like the taste or if they’re not available.
You can also add sapota, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, papaya, custard apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, black grapes, dragon fruit, passion fruit, etc.
I do not suggest adding melons like watermelon, cantaloupe, musk melon, etc., as they may make the fruit cream watery.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 32mg, Potassium: 253mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 766IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 1mg
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