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Large clear bowl with Mexican fruit salad.

Ensalada Navideña

This Ensalada Navideña recipe (Christmas Salad) is a great festive treat that the whole family will love! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 295kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • Blender or food processor


  • 1 14 oz can condensed milk
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 7.6 oz can media crema If you can't find Mexican crema, you may use plain or vanilla yogurt instead
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese block
  • 1 30 oz can fruit cocktail in syrup (see note #1) (drain & reserve 1/2 cup of the syrup)
  • 4 large red apples cut into chunks (keep the skin for crunchiness)
  • 12 to 16 oz fresh strawberries
  • 8 oz grapes (green preferably)
  • 1 cup pecan cut in small pieces
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened or sweetened)
  • mini marshmallows optional (as much as you want!)


  • BLEND: Add the condensed & evaporated milk, media crema & cream cheese in a blender or food processor.
  • Mix until blended and set aside.
  • TOAST: In a small skillet, toast the pecans on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Keep moving them around so that they don't burn.
  • MIX: In a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients (see note #2)
  • Fold all ingredients until all fruits are covered in the cream mixture
  • Add the enough of the cream mixture to cover the fruit. Add more if needed according to taste. You will have leftover cream mix which can be stored in refrigerator up to one week.
  • Refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours to chill.
  • Serve cold.


  1. Or you can use fruit cocktail or any fruit in syrup like peaches or pineapples. 
      2.  To preserve the firmness of the pecans and marshmallows, you can add them at the last minute when serving it. 


Serving: 1cup | Sodium: 100mg | Sugar: 17g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 257mg | Cholesterol: 25mg | Calories: 295kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 18g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 29g