Buko Melon Salad
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5 from 9 votes

Buko Melon Salad Recipe

Buko Melon Salad Recipe has an excellent combination of fruits that tastes so good, with lots of nutritional benefits from melon and buko.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Buko Recipes, Salad Recipe
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Ed Joven


  • 3/4 cup Condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup or 1 pack 250ml nestle all-purpose cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut juice
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups melon “cantaloupe” diced and drained
  • 1 cup shredded young coconut meat drained
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked sago pearls or unflavoured gulaman diced or nata de coco, drained
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  • Cook sago or gulaman according to package, if using sago or nata de coco drained well and set aside and if you wish to use a gulaman let it set completely and diced smaller than the size of your melon.
  • Wash, peel and dice the melon and drain the excess juice and same with the young coconut shred and drained as well, reserving some coconut juice then set aside.
  • Heat condensed milk and cream in a pan on a low heat and stir to mix well let bring to simmer.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in reserve coconut juice and add into your cream mixture.
  • Simmer over low heat until it thickens and forms a ribbon when you lift the spoon.
  • Let it cool completely, stir occasionally to cool down and to avoid the cream from scorching.
  • In a big salad bowl combine diced melons, coconut strips and cooked sago pearls, gulaman or nata de coco and toss in cooled dressing. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • Serve in dessert glass and top with a scoop of vanilla or melon ice cream and enjoy!


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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 85kcal | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2500IU | Vitamin C: 56.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.1mg