Es Teler in a bowl
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How to Make Es Teler

Es Teler is an Indonesian icy fruit cocktail dessert.  It is prepared with avocado, coconut  jackfruit and other fruits and mixed in a sweetened coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk.

The name “es teler” translates to “mixed ice” in English, which is a fitting name for this deliciously refreshing dessert.

Es Teler

About Es Teler

Es teler is often made a variety of fruits and sweetened condensed milk. The fruits used in es teler can vary, but common ingredients include avocado, coconut, jackfruit, and various types of beans. The sweetened condensed milk adds a creamy sweetness to the dessert, making it the perfect treat on a hot day.

One of the most appealing things about es teler is how customizable it is. Different regions and families have their own unique variations of the dessert, with different fruits and toppings. Some people like to add syrups or jellies, while others prefer to keep it simple with just a few ingredients.

Making and Serving Es Teler

Es teler is not only delicious, but it is also relatively easy to make. All you need is a blender to crush the ice and mix the ingredients, and you can customize it to your liking. This makes it the perfect dessert for parties or gatherings, as you can easily make a large batch to share with friends and family.

In Indonesia, es teler is often sold by street vendors or in small restaurants, and it has become a beloved national dessert. It is also becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world, as people are discovering the unique and refreshing flavors of this delightful treat.

As a street food in Indonesia it is perfect for hot days.

Serve Es Teler in a cup or bowl with a spoon.  Typically it is eaten with a spoon but the liquid portion can be sipped.

es teler recipe
Es Teler, Traditional Indonesian Ice Dessert of Tropical Fruit Cocktail in Sweet Coconut Water and Condensed Milk Served in Bowl

If you like Es Teler, also try Es Cendol, which is a sweet dessert drink.

Es Teler in a bowl

How to Make Es Teler

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Es Teler recipe for Indonesian fruit cocktail dessert


  • 2 cans jackfruit, drained and sliced into ¼’’ strips
  • 1 can palm fruit
  • 1 can young coconut meat, drained and sliced into ¼’’ strips, syrup reserved
  • 2 fresh avocados, halved, stoned and chopped into ½’’ cubes
  • 1 jar coconut gel cubes
  • Sweetened condensed milk, as required
  • Crushed ice


  1. Toss the jackfruit and coconut meat slices into a large bowl and pour in the reserved syrup.
  2. Tip the can of palm fruit into a fine mesh sieve to drain and reserve its preserving syrup.
  3. Dump the drained palm fruits into the bowl with jackfruits plus coconut milk, along with half of the reserved syrup.
  4. Drain the coconut gel cubes from its jar and toss them into the bowl to join the above ingredients.
  5. Throw in the avocado chunks into the same bowl and toss them all together to mix thoroughly.
  6. Empty 2-3 heaped cups of crushed ice into the bowl to cool down the fruits and drizzle 5 tbsp sweetened condensed milk over them.
  7. Stir them all together gently to mix well and pour in more condensed milk to suit the preference of your sweet tooth.
  8. Spoon the es teler into serving bowls and serve chilled.

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es teler recipe

Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Carleen

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