I am so excited to share with you my Ice Cube Fruit trick today! For years I have been freezing things in ice cube trays – like coffee creamer for iced coffee – but only recently did I start using them to save fresh fruit for smoothies.
This whole thing started during our spring break trip to Disney World. While in Florida we stayed at Roger’s grandparents home & his sweet grandma shared with me her Kale Smoothie Recipe (which I will be sharing on Thursday)… Let’s just say I was immediately hooked!
While driving home from our wonderful trip I started thinking about how she froze her pineapple in a little baggy & then would wait for it to defrost so she could scoop some out for her smoothies. Knowing I would not have the patience for this (or more so I would wait until the last minute to make one for supper & not have time to defrost frozen pineapple) I knew I would need to come up with a different solution, so I fell back on a reliable trick that has helped me countless times in the past!
As soon as we got home I headed to the store & bought a can of crushed pineapple (I prefer the kind with real fruit juice & not yucky syrup), dispersed it in a bunch of dollar store ice cube trays, & froze them all up. Then when I noticed my strawberries were starting to go bad I pureed those bad boys up & stuck them in ice cube trays too. Once frozen, I emptied them into a single bag & have kept them in my freezer for whenever I want a smoothie.
What I love about this is that I have no lazy girl excuse for reaching for the ice cream when smoothies are so easy to make because all of the prep work is already done! Plus I now have an excuse to buy more fruit when it is buy-one-get-one at Publix or to even buy in bulk from Costco because I never have to worry about it going bad. I can just puree & freeze into cute little Ice Cube Fruit!
Don’t forget to swing back by on Thursday to get the full scoop on Grandma Miller’s Kale Smoothie!
I’d love to see your various Ice Cube Fruit! Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired recipes & DIY projects with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful & you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
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