The days are hot, but the cool treats beat the heat! It is definitely summer here and it’s time for something super refreshing! Yet, a bit on the healthy side too, which is always a good thing! These frozen whole fruit and juice cups are so tangy, sweet and tasty with all the melding fruit flavors. They are like little frozen cupcakes. Whipped cream can be added if you so desire to treat it like a little dessert, which I highly recommend! Kids absolutely love these – I know I did when I was younger. They taste divine and are fun to eat too.
I haven’t had these in years, but stumbled across the thought when my mom was talking about some summer memories. I can remember just how much I loved them, and thought they would be so fun to make again since they had such an impression on me for some reason. My mom would make them when I was younger as a side dish for dinner and my sisters and I would eat two or three each. I am sure we ate the rest of them the next day for a snack. I never could get enough, digging my fork into them, looking at all the bright colors this frozen little cup had to offer. I adored the pineapple taste that was blended with the rest of the flavors, but I loved the texture of the frozen bananas the most – they gave a softness I loved.
Now I have two little girls and they are in love with fruit. I remembered these fun little treats and thought they’d love them just as much, if not more!
These frozen little fruit cups start with an orange juice base that is actually thawed orange juice concentrate that you will not dilute. From here, whole fruit is added – slightly chopped, pineapple, strawberries and bananas – this is my favorite combination, but you can most certainly add whichever fruits you like or your kids like most. All the ingredients are stirred together and then are poured into foil cupcake liners. Next they are placed in the freezer for a couple of hours until they are frozen and ready to eat!
First, start with all your chosen ingredients. Your base will be the orange juice concentrate and you can then pick out a few of your favorite fruits. Mine are pineapple, strawberries and bananas!
Next, I quartered the strawberries and cut the banana in 1/4 inch slices and quartered them as well. I then placed all the ingredients in the same bowl and stirred them all up really well.
Now, take your foil cupcake lines and place them in a muffin tin. Be sure to take the white paper liner out of the foil – you want just the foil.
Fill your muffin liners!
Place them in the freezer for an hour or until firm. They are now ready and a treat to look forward too! They are best a little thawed. Before eating, let them thaw and soften about 20 minutes. This will make the eating experience a lot better.
Frozen Juice and Whole Fruit Salad Cups
- 12 fl oz Orange Juice Concentrate Thawed
- 20 oz Canned Crushed Pineapple Do not drain juice
- 16 oz Frozen Strawberries Quartered
- 2 each Whole Bananad Sliced and Quartered
Open thawed orange juice concentrate and add to large bowl
Open canned crushed pineapple and add whole can to orange juice concentrate- do not drain pineapple
Take frozen strawberries and quarter them and add to bowl
Take bananas and slice into 1/4 inch pieces then quarter each slice and add to bowl
Put foil cupcake liners in muffin tin - make sure to take out paper liner if your foil cupcake liners have them
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full
Place in freezer for at least an hour
Take them out 20 minutes prior to eating to soften
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