Why do my kids always want to cook something at the worst possible times?
It’s hot, the cupboards are bare, the kitchen is already a mess, and the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven so the kids can make cookies. But there are so many good reasons to cook with the kids, not to mention the delicious results. And now I have the bestest, easiest, most delicious answer to this conundrum – frozen fruit whip!
This frozen fruit whip is made from just fruit, and a slosh of juice or water. That’s it. No fancy ingredients, no added sugar, no baking, just fruit.
You’ll need an strong blender or food processor that is able to crush ice, and you of course you’ll need to supervise your kids so they can use this safely.
All you need to do is pop the fruit into the blender, add a slosh of water or fruit juice to help it combine (and I literally mean a slosh… 1-2 tablespoons, some fruits are juicy enough not to even need that) and hit that button to whizz it all together until it looks like ice cream!
Spoon it into bowls and you are ready to eat!
The only tricky thing about making this raspberry and pineapple frozen fruit whip is making sure you have some fruit in your freezer ready to go!
You can use fresh fruit, or tinned fruit, or frozen fruit, you’ll just need to cut it up into small pieces and freezer it.
We almost always have frozen berries in the freezer and I usually cut up the leftover pineapple rings from pizza making and add them to a bag in the freezer so we are well always well stocked to make pineapple and raspberry fruit whip.
You can use all kinds of fruit in this recipe. Some other great combinations are banana and raspberry, mango and pineapple, and pineapple and kiwi.
Pineapple and Raspberry Frozen Fruit Whip
- 2 cups frozen pineapple pieces
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1-2 tablespoons of pineapple juice or water
- Put the frozen fruit into an ice crushing blender or food processor and whizz until they are well blended. Add a tablespoon or two of water or juice and blend until the mixture melts a little and becomes smooth life ice cream.
- Serve immediately.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
This recipe makes about half a litre of frozen fruit whip, enough for four small-ish serves. You might want to double the recipe!
If by some miracle you have some left over, you can pop it in a sealed container in the freezer. It will go fairly hard once frozen, but it still tastes great, and you can pop it back in the blender with some extra juice or sparkling water, or milk and make a delicious fruit drink or smoothie.
Pineapple and raspberry if by far our favourite fruit whip combo, what’s yours?
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