As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fruit On Tuesday ~ Week 7 {Vickie's Frozen Fruit}

When those hot, hot summer days call for a frozen treat, I have a frosty, fruity solution!

Many years ago, my friend Vickie brought this frozen fruit medley to a summer party. It was quite a hit on that hot day! She shared her recipe with me and this one went into my permanent file. It is simple to make (the hardest part is waiting for it to freeze!) and sooooo refreshing.

20-oz. can crushed pineapple, including juice
15-oz. can mandarin oranges, including juice
9 bananas, sliced*
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
  1. Drain cans of fruit, reserving juice.  Mix all fruit in a large bowl.
  2. Add enough water to reserved juice to make 3 cups.  Boil juice and sugar for 10 minutes.  Combine resulting syrup with orange juice and pour over fruit.
  3. Place mixture in a freezer safe container and freeze until solid.  
  4. Scrape, hack, and chisel until you have enough frozen fruit to fill individual serving dishes. (Alternatively, place container in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes to defrost slightly.)   

* I misread the recipe and put in 2 bananas instead of 9 (yikes!), but it was yummy anyway.

What is your favorite frosty treat?  

Looking for a recipe from another week?
Week 4: Raspberry Sauce
Week 6: Key Lime Pie


  1. I've had frozen fruit similar to this so I could almost taste it while reading. Yum!

  2. Hmmmmm...I'm going to the kitchen and make this up very soon. Had to snag it! You just know that I did! (I'm without bananas so I hope it will still be okay.)

  3. My kids love to put grape juice in the freezer and get slushy or frozen and scrape it.

    Me? I like ice cream!


  4. So refreshing. I remember making a similar frozen treat that was put into gingerale to make a slushy. It was delicious.

  5. So that sounds so good and refreshing for these hot summer days. I'm going to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I, too, have a recipe similar to this. I don't think mine has the mandarin oranges in it. I'm going to go get it out immediately! (It's quite hot here, and I need to get a jump on the freezing part of it!)


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