These Frozen Fruit Cups are the perfect summer treat! They’re loaded with fruit and so slushy and refreshing. An easy, fun healthy snack, appetizer or even dessert.
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I’ll admit it, I’m a wimp when it comes to hot weather. So I think it’s probably obvious that summertime and I aren’t exactly best friends.
Air conditioning, no oven recipes and cold treats like ice cream and these Frozen Fruit Cups become some of my favorite things in the summer!
Why We Love Frozen Fruit Salad
Refreshing. There’s nothing like eating something cold on a hot summer day.
Healthier. A better-for-you treat than ice cream.
Packs well. Just freeze it in small containers, add one to your lunch and it will be thawed and perfectly slushy by the time you’re ready to eat!
Kid-friendly. Always a hit with kids, especially when you make it with their favorite fruits.
Frozen Fruit Cup Ingredients
- Frozen orange juice concentrate. Allow time for it to thaw before using.
- Crushed pineapple.
- Bananas. You can mash or dice these. Also, the riper they are the sweeter your fruit salad will be.
- Blueberries. Both fresh or frozen will work.
- Peaches. You can use either fresh or canned. If you go with canned, see my notes below.
- Grapes. Purple grapes are sweeter, so if you want a little tartness go with the green variety. Or do a mix of both!
How to Make Frozen Fruit Salad in a Cup
STEP 1: Combine the sugar and water and mix until it’s dissolved.
STEP 2: Mix in the frozen orange juice concentrate.
STEP 3: Stir in the fruit and divide into small cups, then freeze. These fruit cups will expand when frozen so be sure to leave about a 1/2 inch of space at the top.
STEP 4: Remove from the freezer about 30 minutes before you want to serve. If needed you can also defrost them in the microwave as long as the fruit slush is in a microwave-safe cup.
FAQ & Expert Tips
- Choosing the Cups. These glass jelly jars work great for this recipe. Or if you prefer plastic, these are the perfect size.
- Different Fruit. You can use any kind of fruit you would like as long as it equals 6 to 7 cups of fruit plus the bananas. Some other ideas are: raspberries, cherries, mandarin oranges, kiwi, fresh strawberries.
- Canned Peaches. If you are using canned peaches, you can use some of the peach juice in place of the water. If you do this, you’ll want to cut back a little on the amount of sugar that you add.
How long can you freeze fruit cups?
As long as they are frozen properly they will last up to 3 to 6 months.
How do you serve fruit cups?
- You can serve them like they are or enjoy a dollop of whipped cream (or greek yogurt).
- Serve it straight from the container they were frozen in or transfer the fruit slush to a fancier glass.
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This recipe was originally published under the name Frozen Fruit Salad Slush. The name was updated to Frozen Fruit cups in March 2021.
Frozen Fruit Cups
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 3 cup water
- 12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 7 to 8 bananas, mashed or diced
- 1 to 2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 3 cup diced peaches, fresh or canned if using canned see my notes below
- 2 cup grapes, halved or quartered
- Stir sugar into water until dissolved.
- Add frozen orange juice concentrate and mix in.
- Stir in fruit. Once totally combined, put into containers. Freeze. (Remember that it will expand when frozen, so you’ll want to allow about ½ in. space at the top of the container.)
- To serve, remove from freezer about 30 minutes before you are ready to eat. Or you can also defrost it in the microwave if you put the slush in microwave safe containers.
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Amazing recipe! Best summer pineapple treat ever!
Perfect for a hot, humid Southern summer afternoon. Made this as part of meals for several families this last week and the recipe was requested each time. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe.
Thanks for the feedback, Lynn! So happy to know that it was a hit! It’s definitely one of those foods that just hits the spot on a hot summer day.
You know what? These will be perfect in lunch boxes for my kids–ice pack and treat in one!
Yes, that works perfectly! I like to do this when I pack food for traveling too. 🙂
o yummy! Makes me wish I could stop in for dessert!
Perfect timing! I need to make a 9×13 of frozen fruit slush for a family reunion next weekend, and I’ve never made it before! Thanks!
Oh good! So glad that you can use it! 🙂