Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts

Refreshingly satisfying fruit cocktail concoctions are popular across the Middle East and are enjoyed throughout the day. They are a great way to make use of whatever seasonal fruits are available and of course it’s a common recipe everywhere in the world. But with the heath in the Middle East, a fruit cocktail like this is even more appreciated.

Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts
Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts

This recipe is enough for 4 persons


  • 8 strawberries
  • 1 small pineapple
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 kiwi
  • 1 small mango
  • 4 tbsp shelled unsalted pistachios
  • 250ml/9fl oz/generous 1 cup banana and strawberry smoothie
  • 1 Lebanese Clotted Cream (buy in the supermarket) or white yogurt
  • 4 tbsp blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 8 tbsp clear honey

Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts
Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts
  1. Prepare the fruits as necessary, then chop into cubes or pieces, depending on the fruits’ shape, measuring roughly 2cm/¾in.
  2. Put the pistachios in a heatproof bowl and pour over boiling water to cover.
  3. Leave for 1–2 minutes to allow the skins to loosen.
  4. Strain and then rub them dry, in batches if needed, using a dish towel.
  5. Discard the loose skins, and rinse the pistachios well once under cold running water to remove any remaining skin.
  6. Dust off the skins from the dish towel used earlier and pat the pistachios dry once more. Roughly chop.
  7. Pour the banana and strawberry smoothie equally into four tall cocktail glasses, add the fruit in layers and then spoon over the clotted cream.
  8. Sprinkle with the pistachios and almonds and drizzle with the honey.
  9. Serve immediately.
Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts
Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts
Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts
Fruit Cocktail with Clotted Cream and Nuts

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