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Frozen Fruit Cups are a perfect brunch option or afternoon snack. These individual fruit cups with strawberries, bananas, peaches and more are refreshing and oh so tasty!!

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Two year olds. Woofta – aren’t they exhausting?! It’s amazing how much sass and attitude fits in such a tiny little human being! And then next thing you know, they’re so loving, caring and sweet as can be. Some call it the “terrible two’s” and I catch myself using that phrase on occasion. But the minute my sourpatch kid turns sweet, I melt into a puddle.

Here’s what I love about McKinley at age two. Her wonder – “how is the caterpillar going to turn into a butterfly?” The way she loves on baby Bella – “Don’t worry Bella, it’s okay.” And her extreme excitement about the littlest of things – “We get fruit for supper? EEEEEEK!!!” It’s a roller coaster of emotion at age two, but I’m loving it.

McKinley has a serious love of fruit. Fresh pineapple is her current fave – the way she jumps up and down and screams in excitement over a bowl of fresh pineapple cracks me up every time! And of course when I showed her these frozen fruit cups, she was SO pumped to dive right on in!!

Frozen Fruit Cups on a wooden cutting board

What do you need to make frozen fruit cups?

My recipe for frozen fruit cups only uses 5 ingredients:

  • Strawberries – For convenience purposes, I like using a bag of frozen strawberries, thawed. You can also stem and chop up fresh strawberries or use a tub of sweetened frozen sliced strawberries.
  • Canned Peaches – For all of the fruit in this recipe, you’ll use the juices it comes in as well. For the peaches, you can use peaches in light syrup, heavy syrup or juice.
  • Frozen Orange Pineapple Juice Concentrate – If you can’t find orange pineapple, you can use orange juice concentrate instead.
  • Fruit Cocktail – Like with the peaches, you can use fruit cocktail in light syrup, heavy syrup or juice.
  • Bananas

And not really an ingredient, but will need cups to put the fruit in. I like using the clear cups I have pictured. I’m pretty sure they’re 9 oz cups. Fill each of them about 2/3 full and you’ll end up with 10 individual fruit cups.

spoonful of frozen fruit

How do you make frozen fruit cups?

Dump all of the ingredients into a bowl, stir, divide among the cups and freeze.

Yeah, it really is that easy! 🙂 A couple pointers…

  • Be sure to use all of the juices from the canned fruit (don’t drain!).
  • Remember that the fruit will expand when it freezes. Therefore, don’t fill to the top of the cups you’re using.
  • Feel free to chop up some of the fruit a little smaller or even blend some of them up if you want a texture that is more smooth.
  • Put all of the cups onto a cookie sheet, fill and place the entire pan into the freezer. This is much simpler than carrying the fruit cups one by one into the freezer.
  • Remove the fruit cups from the freezer 30 minutes prior to serving them. They’ll still be frozen, but will be a bit slushy and easier to eat.

Variations to the recipe

Feel free to change it up! Here are a few optional additions to the mix:

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Canned pears
  • Marshmallows
Frozen Fruit Cup with a spoon in it

What should I serve these with?

Frozen Fruit Cups make for a perfect little afternoon snack. However, they’re also a great side dish for any meal. I especially love them as a side with breakfast or brunch. Serve them up next to these Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders, Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Donuts or Cottage Cheese Pancakes for a hearty, filling breakfast!

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Frozen Fruit Cups

Frozen Fruit Cups

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
10
Frozen Fruit Cups are delicious for breakfast, brunch, snack-time or dessert! They're sweet and tart and so so refreshing!!

Ingredients
 

  • One 16 ounce bag frozen sliced strawberries thawed
  • One 15.25 ounce can peaches in light syrup or juice
  • One 12 ounce can frozen pineapple orange juice concentrate thawed
  • One 15.25 ounce can fruit cocktail in light syrup or juice
  • 3 bananas

Instructions

  • Dice the strawberries and peaches. Be sure to save the juice. (all of the juices will go into the mixture, too)
  • Add the strawberries, peaches, juice concentrate and fruit cocktail into a large bowl.
  • Peel and slice the bananas into the mixture.
  • Pour into small cups and freeze for 6-8 hours. (I put about 2/3 c into each cup)
  • Remove from freezer 20-30 minutes prior to serving to soften a bit.

Nutrition

Calories: 192.72kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.26g | Protein: 1.23g | Fat: 0.16g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 14.64mg | Potassium: 207.13mg | Fiber: 2.55g | Sugar: 41.89g | Vitamin A: 79.69IU | Vitamin C: 54.52mg | Calcium: 15.19mg | Iron: 0.77mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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