Fakhfakhina is an Egyptian fruit salad drink that’s loaded with fresh fruit and sweet juice. Vibrant and colorful, it’s easy to make and the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! 

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 combine in a glass and topped off with a good dose of fresh 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 fruit is 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 their 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. 

Topping Ideas

Of course, these drinks are amazing as they are, but we always add an extra topping to make them even more fun. Feel free to get creative, but some of our favorite options include:

  • 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! 

  1. Combine. Add all the chopped fruit to a large bowl, and gently mix until the pieces are well distributed. 
  2. Divide. Scoop part of the mixture into a stem glass or cup. 
  3. Pour. Carefully fill each cup partway up with fresh juice. 
  4. Top. Add your garnishes of choice, and enjoy your drink cold! 

Recipe Tips

  • 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. 
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Can I Make This Egyptian Fruit Salad Drink Ahead of Time? 

This recipe is best served right away as the fruit will turn brown and soggy if left to sit in the juice. However, if you want to prepare 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. 

More Egyptian-Inspired Recipes

Looking for more ways to enjoy Egypitan-inspired flavors? Check out some of our favorite recipes below! 

Fakhfakhina (Egyptian Fruit Salad)

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Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Make a Fakhfakhina drink (Egyptian fruit salad) in minutes with a handful of ingredients for a sweet, refreshing drink full of nutrients!


  • 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


Note: You can easily adjust the quantities based on the number of servings you require.
Note: we added all the fruit in the veggie chopper to make it easier. and we used the banana slicer to slice the bananas 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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