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Frozen Fruit Cups: The Perfect Summer Treat

Frozen Fruit Cups are so great for the heat of summer! Well, they are great anytime, but especially when it’s warm outside, and are so easy!

Frozen Fruit Cups are so great for the heat of summer! Well, they are great anytime, but especially when it’s warm outside. The slushy fruity goodness makes a great addition to your summer night party. We often make these just to have on hand and eat one every evening (ok, sometimes twice per day).

I like to make the fruit cups in jars since they have lids that can close and seal. It also makes it easier to stack them in the freezer. But you can also use plastic cups (we are just trying to avoid plastic and waste in our house). If you don’t like the idea of eating them from the jar or don’t have long enough spoons, you can also dump it into a bowl. We used to do this for the boys when they were younger.

The best part is you can make them with whatever fruits you want. I use this basic recipe, but sometimes can’t find one of the ingredients, or it isn’t in season, so I change it up. Another option would be to make this as a slushy punch drink… I’ve never done that, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. If anyone does that I would be very interested to hear how it works!

Step by Step

In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. You’ll want to let the frozen concentrates thaw just a bit before mixing.

Spoon the mixture into the cups or jars, filling them about 3/4 of the way full. Make sure to get some of the chunks of fruit in each cup. Since you will be freezing the jars, make sure to leave enough room for the liquid to expand.

Place the jars in the freezer for a few hours until they are frozen.

Remove from the freezer about one hour before serving so they become slushy.

Recipe

fruit cups with spoon in front

Frozen Fruit Cups

Frozen Fruit Cups are so great for the heat of summer! Well, they are great anytime, but especially when it’s warm outside, and are so easy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezing Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, fruit, orange, strawberry
Servings: 10
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 12 oz frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 pkgs frozen strawberries (sliced)
  • 11 oz mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 24 oz pineapple (crushed)
  • 3 bananas (sliced)
  • 10 cups or jars (7-10oz in size)

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Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together
  • Spoon into each cup or jar until it is about 3/4 full
  • Place the cups in the freezer for at least 3 hours
  • Remove 30 minutes – 1 hour before serving, you want them to be slushy
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Nutrition Facts
Frozen Fruit Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 95mg115%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 thoughts on “Frozen Fruit Cups: The Perfect Summer Treat”

  1. Neely Moldovan

    I have never had a frozen fruit cup but I have been craving fruit this pregnancy so bad. This sounds amazing!

    1. If you’re craving fruit, you should give this a try! Especially since I know being pregnant makes most women hot as well, it’s a great way to cool off and have the fruit you want.

  2. Aah… I always find distinct recipes here! This is a perfect summertime recipe! I’m sure the kids would especially love this. And I think this is better than ice creams 😁

  3. Oooh I do this but in my vitamix! Throw my juice, fruit, and water in. If I feel it needs sweetener I use liquid stevia. It’s like a delicious sorbet!

    1. We love the fruit cups here! They have a bit of sugar in them with all the fruit, but it’s still a lot of good fruit in the cups. I feel like it’s better than most popsicles and ice cream at least!

  4. Yum! These look so delicious and refreshing. And easy! This is going to be a good one to try this summer.

  5. Now that summer is here, I’ve been wanting to make more treats to help cool us down, but didn’t have all the bad stuff that ice cream has. These fruit cups look like they will hit the spot!

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