Collected by Christian Alfaro

Summer didn't start until my mother made her tropical fruit salad. I remember five year old me trying to sneak in a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk and always getting caught by my mother.   


  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Large Bowl/Tupperware 
  • Peeler


  • Medium Sized carton of Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Small jar Maraschino Cherries
  • 1/2-1 cup of shredded Coconut
  • 3 Apples
  • 3 Peaches
  • 2 Pears
  • Grapes
  • 1/3 Pineapple


  1. Wash all the fruits and peel the apples, peaches, pears and pineapple.
  2. Dice these fruits and put them into the bowl.
  3. Cut the maraschino cherries in half and add them into the bowl.
  4. Add as many grapes to the bowl.
  5. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk.
  6. Fold it into the fruits.
  7. Pour in the cream and continue mixing.
  8. Finish the salad off by adding the shredded coconut.
  9. Let it chill in the fridge overnight and share and serve the next day!