Cooking with Cat: Oh-So-Fun Frozen Fruit Cups
I was really excited to try this recipe, because I knew this would be a cool way to serve fruit in an oh-so-fun way. This is a great recipe for using fresh seasonal fruit, but if that is not available, you can use frozen or canned fruit as well. Just look for fruit in juice instead of heavy or light syrup. These fruit cups are easy to make and help to provide vitamins and necessary nutrients to promote healthy growth for your child. Check out the Nutrient Chart for an overview of essential vitamins and minerals your baby needs.
Here is what you will need to make the Oh-So-Fun Frozen Fruit Cups:
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 can 13.5 oz crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1 can or 2 1/2 apricots, cut up (do not drain)
1 cup of pureed blueberries
1 can 6 oz. frozen orange juice (use apple juice for children under 12 months)
Note* Measure 1 cup of blueberries and add water as needed for the puree.
Note* If apricots are in season, use fresh. If not, canned works too!
Pour apricots into bowl with crushed pineapple.
Pour mashed banana into bowl with pineapple and apricots.
Pour blueberry puree into fruit mixture.
Pour in orange juice.
*Note I made one can of frozen orange juice and used half of the orange juice. Make sure to read the label on the juice and avoid any thing that contains high fructose corn syrup.
Mix all ingredients together.
Pour into Freezer Storage cups or muffin liners. Place in freezer overnight.
Note* For multiple servings, you can freeze in any airtight container. If you are using muffin liners, make sure to cover them.
To serve, remove from freezer and allow to thaw until the fruit is in a slush form and enjoy.