Colombian Salpicón

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Salpicón is a fresh homemade Colombian fruit beverage. It's served cold and loaded with chopped fruit such as watermelon, papaya, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, apples, bananas and carbonated soda.

Colombian Salpicón

Salpicón is a fresh homemade Colombian fruit beverage. It’s served cold and loaded with chopped fruit such as watermelon, papaya, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, apples, bananas and carbonated soda. Serve it with a spoon to eat the fruit then drink the juice when the fruit is all gone. Thirst quenching on a hot summer day and perfect as an afternoon snack or dessert.

It’s been years since I walk the busy cobblestone streets of Colombia filled with street vendors in the center of town. A tropical country with a warm climate and an abundance of fresh fruit year round. How I loved to sample all the wonderful assortment of tropical fruits, delicious street food and beverages unique to that country. Salpicón was one of those treats I never forgot. I actually searched for the recipe I while back but couldn’t find one, then just last week I found out my aunt makes this all the time! So thanks to my aunt, you too can try this delicious fresh homemade fruit punch too.

This makes a large amount and would fill a large punch bowl; great for back yard parties. Although it’s usually made with champagne kola, I made this with Sprite Zero instead and thought it tasted just as good. You could really use any sparkling soda you desire, we even played around with a fresh watermelon juice/seltzer combo to give you healthier options.

As for the fruit, watermelon and fresh pineapple is a must as it gives you lots of juice; you could substitute whatever fruit is in season near you. Mango and peaches would be great too and you could certainly make half the amount.

Salpicón is a fresh homemade Colombian fruit beverage. It's served cold and loaded with chopped fruit such as watermelon, papaya, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, apples, bananas and carbonated soda.
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Salpicón

52 Cals 0.5 Protein 14 Carbs 0.5 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 20 servings
COURSE: Drinks, Snack
CUISINE: Colombian
Salpicón is a fresh homemade Colombian fruit beverage. It's served cold and loaded with chopped fruit such as watermelon, papaya, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, apples, bananas and carbonated soda.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups diced apples, I used green and macintosh
  • 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 1/2 cups diced banana
  • 1 1/2 cups diced papaya
  • 1 1/2 cups diced orange
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups grapes, red and green
  • 1 1/2 cups diced kiwi
  • 6 1/2 cups Sprite Zero or diet champagne kola

Instructions

  • Dice all fruit to equal size 1/2 inch pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve combine with sparkling soda and place in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
  • Ladle into cups and serve with a spoon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 52kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 0.5g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 10mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 2
Keywords: Gluten Free, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

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46 comments

  1. I was thinking how was the name…. thinking …thinking… and then there was light in my brains.SALPICON!!!! After leaving Colombia 52 years ago I taste the flavours
    going to my childhood.Thank you for your site I just remember every thing.I will make the bol wiht FERNANDEZ cherry , a surinam drink like the old Cola I knew.
    Have happy holidays FELIZ NAVIDAD Y PROSPERO ANO NUEVO ,
    Tono

  2. Wow, this brought back some great memories, will have to make this myself along with the Colombian sangria recipe I just found. Gosh, how I miss all the great Colombian food!

  3. This was SOO good! I used Pineapple, Watermelon, green apples, Strawberries and bananas and Seltzer Water because I don't drink soda and added a little Vanilla agave. Perfect for hot summers!

  4. I used Fresca and this literally saved me during Mardi Gras!