January 27, 2013

Fruit salad with vanilla flavoured custard powder recipe

fruit salad in a serving bowl
Fruit salad with vanilla flavoured custard powder - This is a healthy dessert made with milk, sugar, fruits and flavored custard powder. The combination of  both the vanilla flavor and fruits flavor makes this dish very aromatic and rich. When my kids were small, I used to make it often. A great way to make them eat fruits and they love it too. In this dish I have used fruits available with me. Any soft seasonal fruits can be used to make this super easy fruit salad. It tastes absolutely delicious and an ideal dessert for fruit lovers. It is an easy dessert which can be made for any get-together and potluck party.

Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Yield - serves 4

  • 3 tbsp  vanilla flavored custard powder   
  • 4 +1/2  cups  milk  
  • 6 tbsp sugar or as required
Fruits needed
  • 2 apples  (peeled, cored and roughly chopped )
  • 2 sweet limes  (peeled, deseeded and segmented )
  • 6 strawberries  (hulled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 banana  (peeled and roughly chopped)

1.  Place the  vanilla flavoured custard powder and sugar in a small bowl.
custard powder and sugar

2.  Take a half cup of milk in a small bowl. Add 3 tbsp of custard powder to it and mix well. Make a smooth custard powder paste. Keep it aside.
milk and custard powder paste

3.  Cut all the fruits and transfer them to a bowl. Place this bowl in the refrigerator.
chopped fruits
4.  Boil 4 cups of milk in a heavy bottom vessel. 

5.  Add the sugar in this milk and mix well. Reduce the flame to low and slowly add custard powder paste in the milk. 

6.  Stir continuously while adding the paste, so that no lumps are formed. 

7.  Cook  on low flame stirring continuously until the mixture boils and slightly thickens. 

8.  Remove from the flame and allow it to cool. Transfer this mixture into a large bowl.  Keep this bowl  in the fridge for 2 hours. 

9.  While serving,  mix the custard milk mixture and chopped fruits together.
milk & custard powder mixture to make fruit salad
10.  Serve the fruit salad chilled  in the serving bowl. If you like to serve hot fruit salad, mix the fruits to the hot custard milk mixture.
fruit salad ready to serve


  1. Love to finish that whole bowl.

  2. Lovely Post. Nice recipe too.love it..

  3. Delicious looking fruit salad.

  4. Salad looks delicious.....

  5. looks fabulous and super inviting.

  6. Wow looks yummy.....give me a bowl dear..:-) :-)


  7. Simple and tasty dessert

  8. love the salad..looks very yummy!!!!

  9. Delicious fruit salaad so soft reminds me of hot days.Drop in to my space when free.

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  11. All times favourite fruits salad. Well presented.

    today's recipe:

  12. It's an all time favorite here :)

  13. Looks wonderful and healthy too :)

  14. Hi Vidya, your fruits salad look so refreshing and healthy. Very appetizing!

    Best regards.

  15. I like Fruit salad with my lunch. Actually It is a healthy product.


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