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Buko-Lychee Salad Recipe


How to prepare Buko-Lychee Salad

A Creamy & Delicious Buko-Lychee Salad Recipe. Have you tried this new Buko-Lychee Salad? A Buko is also known as “coconut” it is a tropical fruit which is available all year round, particularly here in the Philippines. Since buko is accessible at any time, most of Filipinos add young coconut to their cooking especially in desserts. And when it comes to desserts, in most of our special occasions, the Buko Salad is always on top of the list. And now here is another innovative way in preparing the usual buko salad. And for those who love Lychee here’s a perfect treat for us, try this delicious Buko-Lychee Salad Recipe. This salad has an enticing combination of fresh young coconut strips “buko”, coconut jelly, juicy lychee, cream, sweetened condensed milk and top with vanilla ice cream which gives this dessert a new tasty twist.

Serves 8

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Buko-Lychee Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 can (227g) Lychee in Syrup, drained and quartered
  • 3 cups coconut water
  • 3 envelopes knox or unflavoured gelatin powder
  • 2-3 cups grated fresh young coconut
  • 1 (250ml) nestle cream
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla ice cream, to top

Cooking Procedure:

  • In a saucepan, dissolve gelatin powder in coconut water and let it bloom for a couple minutes. Bring to a simmer for about 3-4 minutes until gelatin powder has completely dissolved. Pour in an 8×8 square dish or any similar pan. Let cool slightly before you chill in the refrigerator and let it set until firm. Cut coconut gelatin into cubes and set aside.

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  •  In the same dish, add in lychee and grated young coconut. In a separate bowl, place the cream and sweetened condensed milk and mix well to combine. Pour over lychee, coconut and gelatin mixture and mix well. Chill before serving and top with vanilla ice cream and some sprinkles if you want. Serve and enjoy!


Here are the simple ingredients for our buko-lychee salad but, before we mix all together, first we need to make the coconut gelatin cubes . . . 

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We are done with the coconut gelatin and now it’s time to make the cream and condensed milk dressing…
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Salad has been chilled and it’s ready to serve, top with my favorite vanilla ice cream. 
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Buko Lychee Salad Recipe is such a refreshing dessert since lychee and coconut fruit gives a cooling effect on our body. This dessert will surely be enjoyed by the whole family and it is nutritious too.

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL.Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. Love this!.. I really like desserts with buko in it, this is definitely mouthwatering! YUM 🙂

  2. I love buko and lychee and also the salad 🙂 combine them all makes the food more delicious.

  3. Delicious dessert for me, I like this recipe.

  4. I just love learning about other cultures and especially their food. I have some friends in Africa that were telling me about some of the things they eat. Which is so interesting. I had no idea that Buko was coconut. What is lychee? I’ve never heard of it. I really want to try making one of these salad recipes!

  5. I like it! I try to make this recipe I sure my family like it

  6. Claidelyn D. de Leyola

    Love to make one. I love this:)

  7. Maria Elizabeth P. Andres

    It looks so yummy, I’m now craving to taste it. OMG!!! I can’t help myself whenever I see sweets like this.

  8. I’m craving! This is one of my favorite desserts 🙂 Cool and nutritious!

  9. This is mouth-watering desserts, I want to this!

  10. sherry ann gole cruz

    yummy dessert,super love this recipe

  11. Kleah Marie Fortunado

    I will definitely try this on my baby’s 1st month

  12. Not only does it look and sound like it taste GREAT!! But it is a really pretty dessert also, making that for friends and family would impress them all !!

  13. Lovely Joy Merced

    OMG, im drooling over your pictures, thanks for the recipe!

  14. I will try that recipe..my family loves to eat dessert like salad..

  15. I think i am going to try this. i love buko salad but i never tried to put lychees on it.

  16. Wow nice lychee salad! Lychee is one of my favorite fruit, i cant wait to try them!

  17. i’d love to try making this soon. this kind of salad seems so delicious. <3

  18. i like making this

  19. Since I love buko, and ice cream, I would love to make this dessert. Soon to our 2nd anniversary 🙂

  20. Salad with lychee, condensed milk and syrup? I think it should be called something else but “salad”.

  21. Wow, learned something and would try it with the kids

  22. wow, mouthwatering, a must-try for my kids

  23. Love it! easy to prepare and healthy!

  24. I love this! Very easy to prepare and also very healthy. Gonna try this with my best friend.

  25. Karole Nina Mandap

    I love these. 🙂 will try this on Christmas.

  26. When I was young I used to love lechee salad! My Great Aunt used to prepare them often~ Thank you for the Recipe!

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