Fun Uses For Frozen Fruit
Freezing fruit is the best way to prolong its lifespan as well as opening up a whole new array of options for recipes.
Frozen fruit is good for the budget too because it is usually cheaper as you buy it in bulk. Fresh fruit and vegetables tend to go off very quickly in our house so if I can freeze it – I will!
Here are some recipes and ways you can use frozen fruit!!
Smoothies – Avoid watering down the smoothies and maintaining a yummy thick texture by adding frozen fruit. I have tried using fresh too but I just love how chilled they are! I use frozen banana’s in the Healthy Honey & Banana smoothie I posted.
Cupcakes – This applies to cakes in general really! and is a healthier alternative for bulking out cakes if you don’t want to add icing! (makes plain cakes more interesting too!)
My Summer Fruit Cupcakes
are used with frozen fruit and they taste amazing- you’d never notice this difference!
Add pre cut frozen fruit to pancakes if you don’t have time to cut them fresh! It saves time and still manages to get one of your 5 a day first thing in the morning! I posted a great recipe for Perfect Professional Pancakes
if you want a good base mixture to start with!
Rather than watering them down by having to add extra ice, add frozen berries or fruit for a smooth chilled cocktail without ruining the taste!
Frozen fruits in a frozen dessert! shocking! in sorbet, frozen fruit helps to chill the mixture before going in the freezer and I find it makes it more light, airy and tasty. My Low-Fat Strawberry & Peach Sorbet recipe uses frozen strawberries and is a great low fat pudding alternative.
Top Tip’s For Freezing Fruit
Add frozen grapes to wine in the summer to keep it chilled without watering it down with ice and keeping the taste! (I am definitely all about preserving wine!)
Freezing bananas (this works for other slimey fruits too) between two baking sheets stop them from sticking together when frozen!
Do you know of any more ways to use frozen fruit? have a recipe you want to share or a sneaky tip? let me know in the comments!