Get ready to refresh your taste buds with Fakhfakhina – the Egyptian fruit salad drink that’s a burst of freshness in every sip! Loaded with a rainbow of fresh fruits and sweet juice, this vibrant and colorful concoction is not just easy to make; it’s the perfect way to cool off on a scorching summer day. Say goodbye to the heat and hello to a fruity infusion of flavor!
Table of Contents
- What Is Fakhfakhina?
- What’s In An Egyptian Fruit Salad Drink?
- Topping Ideas
- Scoop, Pour, and Sip: How to Make An Easy Fakhfakhina Drink
- Recipe Tips
- Can I Make This Egyptian Fruit Salad Drink Ahead of Time?
- When Should I Serve Fakhfakhina?
- More Egyptian-Inspired Recipes
- Fakhfakhina (Egyptian Fruit Salad) Recipe
What Is Fakhfakhina?
Fakhfakhina is an Egyptian recipe our mom used to make for us all the time growing up! Think of it as a drinkable fruit salad.
Chunks of fresh, seasonal fruit come together in a glass topped off with a good dose of fresh, sweet, and hydrating juice. Served on its own or topped with garnishes, it’s a fun treat that’s both a snack and a drink.
Although it’s great all year long, it’s particularly delicious during summer when lots of different fruits are in abundance and oh-so-sweet. Whip up a big batch for parties, cookouts, and afternoon refreshments!
What’s In An Egyptian Fruit Salad Drink?
There are many different variations of Fakhfakhina, with every household putting its own spin on the drink. However, we follow our mom’s recipe.
Here’s what we use:
- Mango – Look for mangoes that are firm but give just a little when squeezed. This is how you know they’re ripe and ready to eat!
- Grapes – We prefer the slightly more tart flavor of green grapes, but red grapes will also work.
- Strawberries – Use fresh, whole strawberries diced into chunks.
- Blueberries – The best blueberries will be firm and bright blue.
- Kiwi – Remove the skin, and dice it into pieces.
- Bananas – You want to use bananas that are slightly spotted but not so ripe that they turn to mush. Save those for banana bread instead!
- Fresh Juice – Use orange juice or mango juice, depending on your preference.
Sure, Fakhfakhina is fantastic as it is, but we love taking it up a notch with an extra topping to make it a flavor-packed fiesta! Let your creativity run wild, but here are some of our favorite options to get you started:
- Whipped Cream/Whipped Topping
- Chopped Pistachios (Or Nuts of Choice)
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Shredded Coconut
Scoop, Pour, and Sip: How to Make An Easy Fakhfakhina Drink
Recipes seriously don’t get any easier than this fruit cocktail drink. It’s ready with minimal prep time and a total time of just a few minutes!
- Combine. Add all the chopped fruit to a large bowl, and gently mix until the pieces are well distributed.
- Divide. Scoop part of the mixture into a stem glass or cup.
- Pour. Carefully fill each cup partway up with fresh juice.
- Top. Add your garnishes of choice, and enjoy your drink cold!
- Adjust. Feel free to add more or less fruit to the mixture, depending on your preferences and how many people you’re serving. There’s no right or wrong way to make Fakhfakhina!
- Make Chopping Easy. Sure, you could chop everything by hand, but we use a vegetable chopper and a banana slicer to make the process super quick and ensure the fruit pieces are all the same size. That way you get chunks of everything in each bite!
- Use the Right Glasses. You want to make sure your glasses are large enough to hold plenty of fruit and juice without overflowing. For this reason, we recommend using six to eight-ounce stem glasses or similar-sized cups.
Can I Make This Egyptian Fruit Salad Drink Ahead of Time?
This recipe is best served right away — otherwise, the fruit will turn brown and soggy if left to sit in the juice. However, if you want to prepare it in advance, you can chop up all the fruit, and store it in a large, airtight container in the fridge for up to three to five days.
To prevent the pieces from browning, try sprinkling a little bit of lemon juice on top.
When Should I Serve Fakhfakhina?
There’s never a bad time for this Egyptian fruit salad drink! However, we love to serve it as part of a breakfast or brunch spread alongside dishes like air fryer French toast, viral feta fried eggs, or our easy spanakopita recipe.
It also makes for a fabulous afternoon pick-me-up! Especially on days when you’ve been out in the hot sun, this refreshing drink is your ticket to a delightful boost of energy and hydration. Sip, savor, and let the fruity goodness revive your spirits!
More Egyptian-Inspired Recipes
Looking for more ways to enjoy Egypitan-inspired flavors? Explore a world of delicious recipes with some of our favorites below! From refreshing drinks to mouthwatering dishes, these recipes are sure to transport you to the heart of Egypt’s culinary delights!
- Egyptian Mint Lemonade (Limonana)
- Egyptian Baked Rice (Roz Maamar)
- Kahk Cookies (Egyptian Eid Cookies)
- Phyllo Spinach Pie (Egyptian Goulash)
Fakhfakhina (Egyptian Fruit Salad)
- 1 1/2 cups ripe mango diced
- 1 cup green grapes sliced in half
- 2 cups fresh strawberries diced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup ripe kiwi diced
- 2 large bananas sliced
- 3 cups fresh orange or mango juice
- Freshly whipped cream or whipped topping for serving
- Optional: pistachios or choice of nuts for topping
- In a spacious bowl, combine all the diced fruit. Gently mix until the fruits are well distributed.1 1/2 cups ripe mango, 1 cup green grapes, 2 cups fresh strawberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup ripe kiwi, 2 large bananas
- Scoop approximately 3/4 cup of the fruit mixture into each 6-8 oz stem glass or cup.
- Carefully pour about 1/2 cup of the fresh orange or mango juice over the fruit in each glass.3 cups fresh orange or mango juice
- For a delightful touch, garnish each serving with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or whipped topping. Enhance the presentation with a sprig of mint as a final garnish or a sprinkle of chopped pistachios or choice of nuts.Freshly whipped cream or whipped topping, Optional: pistachios or choice of nuts for topping
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.