Traditional Bionicos Recipe. This is our most popular recipe, ever! (Don’t let the share count confuse you 🙂 It’s since the new SSL Certificate. This is our most viewed and maybe most delicious post of all! Guadalajara Style Bionicos UPDATED , 06/20/2022, 12/02/2019 and 5/3/2017. Created 01/05/2015. This is still one of the internet’s favorite recipe!
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When I created this Bionicos recipe, it was Pedro’s birthday eleventh birthday! That was over seven years ago! Current day, he’s eighteen years old.
My entire family, including my Guadalajara-born husband’s side were skeptical about whether I’d pull off the authentic taste, using my own bionicos recipe. I nailed it! Now, I’m going to share my recipe with you.
The “crema” shown below, is the most important part! For this I added 1 1/2 cups of sour cream, 2 cups of plain yogurt, 1/2 to 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, depending on your preference, 1/3 of a can of evaporated milk, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and 1/4 cup of sugar. You can serve immediately or refrigerate before serving. You can also store it in the fridge 3-5 days. It will likely store even longer, but it’s so good, you probably won’t have anything left after the first day. We also like to use Vanilla Yogurt as an alternative. YUM!
The crema is served over fresh cut fruit and your favorite toppings, especially and most commonly, granola, nuts, shredded coconut, and shaved chocolate.
I like to cut the already refrigerated fruit when we’re ready to eat this delicious treat. I used bananas, apples, cantaloupe, strawberries, and mango. Many people also add papaya and grapes. Pro tip* Use fruits that go well together and try different combinations. I enjoy a citrus mixture, sweet fruit, and a combination of textures. This gives a depth of flavor.
Add some of your fruit mixture to a cup or bowl, then pour a desired amount of crema over the fruit. You’ll notice in the top picture there is barely a glaze of the crema on that spoon. Well, that’s because the picture looked beautiful like that. The truth is, most people prefer their bionico drenched in the crema. I certainly do! The picture below is of Pedro’s bionico. He obviously wanted extra crema.
Bionicos Recipe: Traditional Guadalajara Style
- 1 Bag or Box of your favorite granola
- 2/3 Can of Evaporated Milk
- 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 1/2 cups of sour cream
- 2 cups of plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- Fresh Cut Fruit **to taste** (such as bananas, apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, mango, papaya, pineapple, and grapes)
- shredded coconut
- shaved semi-sweet chocolate
- Stir the evaporated milk, condensed milk, sour cream, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla into a bowl.
- Add the “crema” mixture into a sealed container.
- Store in the fridge until ready to use.
- Cut your preferred fresh fruit according to your portion and size preferences, then and add to a cup or bowl.
- Pour your desired amount of crema over the fresh cut fruit.
- Top with granola, shredded coconut, and shaved semi-sweet chocolate.
- Store “crema” reserve in fridge for up to five days.
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By: Alicia Gonzalez
OMG this is right up my alley! I gotta make this for my son. Thanks, Alicia! Happy Birthday, Pedro!
Melanie, it was so delicious and so easy! I don’t think we’ve ever skipped the cake! It was perfect. We’ll probably make this a tradition.
I love Bionicos, thanks for sharing the recipes using Quaker granola #client
Daily, the #QuakerUp granola was so perfect! The almonds are whoa!
very nice pictures and recipes loved it amiga wish I had some bionicos now! =)
I couldn’t believe they came out so good, Adriana. We were so happy. Gracias por visitarme aqui 🙂 You know, I love love loved your recipe, too!
I’ve only tried Bionicos once, but I LOVED it! I can’t wait to make this at home!
Yes, Karly! Try them. They were so delicious! I’ll be trying yours, too. My son Pedro was pretty excited about all the recipes. Gracias chica!
I tried the receipe but it came out to watery is that normal?
No. It shouldn’t be watery. It won’t be “thick” but not watery. Reduce the liquid ingredients for adjustments if necessary 🙂
How long can you store the crema in the fridge
I use it within 3-5 days. I do believe it will last longer since the main ingredients are plain yogurt and sour cream, which hold in the fridge for weeks.
This looks really good. I may have to try it. I think it would be great for breakfast.
This looks really good. I love fresh fruit in the summer so this would be a perfect dessert to serve for my family.
My Co worker brought a store bought bionicos to work today and I became obsessed. Thanks for posting your recipe. I can’t wait to make it!
I made it but it needed something sweet, it was a little sour and it was a little plain. What can I add?
Thanks so much for trying! My kids like it like this and I actually enjoy it slightly thicker. To make it sweeter try adding a little bit more sugar and condensed milk. You can also reduce the sour cream 🙂
I’ve never heard of this but now I want to make it!!!
It’s a very popular Mexican treat. So good!
Sounds like a delicious dish fro breakfast. I love that it has fruit in it
Sounds really delicious. I’ve never had it before. Looks like I’ll be trying out a new recipe. I can’t wait.
You must try it!
this sounds amazing. i def need to try it! saving it right now
BIONICO! Brings back so many memories from my trip to Tijuana. This fruit salad is so delicious and unique.
Oh YUM! This looks so delicious! I will have to make this for our family brunch at Christmas!
I’ve never heard of these, they look & sound super yummy
First time I heard of this dish. I looks delicious and I will try making it for the family. I am going to download the recipe and make this soon.
how many does this recipe serve?
Hi Karen! This will serve 6-8
thank you! another question, the recipe says 2/3 CAN of evaporated milk, should this be 2/3 CUP?