Homemade Fruit Freezes

July 10, 2008

fruit freezies

Make your own delicious, nutritious, summertime freezies; both kids and adults love these!

½ cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate (not diluted)
2 ½ c. crushed pineapple with juice (20 oz. can)
1 – 10 oz. pkg. frozen strawberries
5 mashed bananas

Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Add other ingredients, then blend in two batches in blender. Pour into small 3 oz. Dixie cups, freeze partially, then add popsicle sticks and finish freezing until completely firm. Peel off Dixie cup before eating. Makes about 24 treats.

Substitute other berries or frozen juice to invent new flavors!

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recipe strawberry pie

2 – 8 in. baked pie crusts
1 cup sugar
1 – 12 oz. 7-UP (not diet)
4 Tablespoons corn starch
1 – 3 oz. pkg. Strawberry jello
¼ cup water
2 pints fresh strawberries

Cut strawberries in half and lay on pie crusts. Mix sugar, 7-UP, and cornstarch in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high in microwave until thick and clear (about 6-8 minutes depending on microwave), stirring a few times. Add strawberry jello and ¼ cup water. Pour glaze over strawberries in pie crust, dividing evenly. Refrigerate until glaze is set. Makes 2 pies.

Top with whipping cream or ice cream for the ultimate summer treat!