Fruit Salad with Milk Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

When fresh fruits are mixed with saffron laced thick custard milk, a delicious fruit salad with milk is born. It is one the most sought after fresh fruit dessert in India which not only tastes best but can be prepared very easily too. In this recipe, you are free to use as many types of sweet fruits as you like as it will not spoil its taste. This recipe only uses fresh fruits but you can also use dried fruits as its topping to give it even more richer taste.

Fruit Salad with Milk

1 Banana
1/2 Apple
1 Chikoo (Sapodilla)
1/3 cup Pomegranate Seeds
1/3 cup Green Grapes (seedless)
3 cups Milk
2½ teaspoons Custard Powder
2-3 strands Saffron (Kesar) (optional)
3 tablespoons Sugar


  1. step-1
    Mix 1/2 cup milk, custard powder and saffron in a bowl. Mix well to prevent lumps formation.
  2. step-2
    Heat 2½ cups milk in a pan over low flame. Add milk-custard mixture (prepared in step 1) and sugar. Stir continuously and bring it to a boil over medium flame.
  3. step-3
    Cook until milk becomes thick or for around 8-10 minutes.
  4. step-4
    Turn off the flame  and transfer it to a bowl. Let it cool at room temperature and then place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1-2 hours.
  5. step-5
    Wash banana, apple, chickoo (sapodilla) and grapes in running water and drain them. Peel and cut banana into small pieces. If grapes are too big, then cut them into halves otherwise keep it whole. Core, peel and cut apple into small pieces. Peel and cut chikoo into halves, discard seeds and cut it into small pieces.
  6. step-6
    Mix all cut fruits and pomegranate seeds in a big bowl and pour chilled (refrigerated) milk over it.
  7. l_step
    Milky fruit salad is ready. Serve it chilled.

Tips and Variations:

  • Add vanilla ice cream to make it creamy.
  • Cut and add fruits just before serving to prevent them from turning black.
  • Garnish it with various fruit syrup to make it even yummier.
Taste: Delicious sweet taste of fresh fruits with milk with an appetizing and soothing aroma of saffron.
Serving Ideas: Serve it as a dessert after lunch. It can also be served as a part of the meal with poori and curry.

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Mar 18, 2017 by Madhavi
Great ,it's very easy to it

Aug 15, 2016 by Supriya Fasale
Nicely explained. I love ever recipes for festival...

Jun 23, 2016 by Latika patel
Sounds like very good recipe, and will definitely try it. Thanks you are an angel.

Response: You are welcome.

Jun 04, 2016 by ladu
I really loved this recipe and it really helped me for my project.

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Nov 09, 2015 by Laila Parag Jain
Thank you so much for the tasty and easy to understand recipes. It helped me to celebrate Diwali away from home and still have home made sweets. God bless you.

Response: Happy Diwali Laila. I am glad to hear that you liked the recipes.

Apr 22, 2015 by Meera
Superb. Thanks. Please keep it up.

Apr 09, 2015 by Raghav
So nice! I made this at my home. Enjoyed it.

Mar 13, 2015 by Naina
It was very easy to understand. Liked it.

Feb 01, 2015 by Sarita Rudra
Really Super.... So simple and wonderful taste.

Sep 25, 2014 by cr singar
very nice recipe fruits milk salad.
I made this recipe according your instruction.
I got very tasty recipe
many-many thanks to you.

Sep 16, 2014 by M.A.Prakash
Very nice recipes and please continue to post new recipes in all other items in veg & non_veg.

Mar 09, 2014 by nishigandh kamble
very very nice .i like it very much.thank you very much for adding this.

Aug 19, 2012 by swati
wow! love the fruit salad, it looks so yum, and so easy to make too...