4 Frozen Fruit Desserts to Make with Fruit Purees
Fruity desserts are popular all around the world, with different cuisines utilizing fruit in different ways. One of the most popular ways to incorporate fruit into a recipe is using a frozen fruit puree, a smooth and creamy blend of fruit that is simple to mix into many different applications and always packs a punch of flavor. While purees can be difficult to make at home from scratch, many fruit purees are available for purchase in markets, making them ideal for frozen desserts that feature fruity flavors. Get a hold of your favorite fruit purees, and try them out in the following recipes!
1) Tropical Ice Pops
Perfect for a beach day or a homemade popsicle alternative, these tropical ice pops are sure to look great and taste better with this frozen combination of fruit puree and juice.
- Popsicle mold
- Mixing bowl
Preparing this frozen fruit dessert is simple and a great activity to share with children! Mix 2 tbsp of pineapple juice into each measure of fruit puree, creating two puree mixtures. These mixtures can be combined for one mixed flavor or layered/swirled into the popsicle mold for layers of flavor. Freeze these ice pops for 5-6 hours upright, and remove them from the mold when ready to serve! This recipe makes 4 large popsicles but is easy to scale up for larger batches.
Consider rolling these popsicles in chili powder and lime for a Mexican flair, or add pieces of pineapple and mango for an extra fruity bite! This foolproof recipe is easy to remix to impress any party.
2) Homemade Sorbet
This frozen fruit puree sorbet is phenomenal for a late-night dessert. While traditional ice cream requires large amounts of equipment, effort, and time, this frozen fruit sorbet is a simple dessert to combine in a blender and is easily remixable to feature your favorite fruit flavors.
- Food processor or blender
- Metal sheet pan or mixing bowl
- 4 c. of your favorite real fruit puree
- 1 c. white sugar
- 2 tsp. lemon or lime juice
- Pinch of salt
The process for this sorbet is simple. Combine the frozen fruit purees and sugar in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add in your salt and lime juice and blend, adjusting for taste after it is mixed. Pour the mixture into a metal sheet pan or mixing bowl and place in the freezer, using a fork or spoon to mix and churn the sorbet every 30 minutes. Once frozen, the sorbet should be whipped up, smooth, and ready to serve! Consider serving this sorbet with a glass of club soda for an Italian soda, or add cream and use an ice cream churner for a special creamy treat!
3) Paloma Booze-sicle
Perfect for an adult beach day or a pool party, these alcoholic popsicles are the perfect way to cool down and loosen up. Fashioned after one of the most popular summer cocktails, this frozen fruit dessert will be sure to get the party going every time.
- Mixing bowl/pitcher
- Popsicle molds
- 2 c. grapefruit juice
- 2 c. grapefruit fruit puree
- ¾ c. tequila
- ¼ c. lime juice
To prepare, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and freeze in popsicle molds. This recipe makes a total of 32 oz. of mixture, so different popsicle molds may make different amounts. To switch things up, replace the grapefruit ingredients with pineapple for a Tequila Sunrise booze-sicle, or play with different fruit flavors to make a popsicle that is uniquely yours — just make sure no young ones get a hold of them!
4) Frozen Berries and Cream Pie
Impress all your dinner party guests with this delicious frozen fruit dessert! With only a few ingredients and simple construction, this pie is visually stunning as much as it is flavorful. Using multiple fruit purees and frozen berries, this frozen dessert has incredible depth of flavor and richness to please all palates.
- Mixing bowl
- Pie dish
- Pie crust
- 6 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
- ¾ c. powdered sugar
- 1-½ c. heavy cream
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 c. strawberry fruit puree
- 6 oz. raspberry fruit puree
- 4 oz. blueberry fruit puree
- Assorted whole berries
To prepare the crust, preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the dough into the pie dish and fill with pie weights, blind baking it for 10 minutes before cooling.
To prepare the filling, beat the cream cheese and sugar on high speed until fluffy, incorporating the vanilla and heavy cream afterward.
After the crust and filling are prepared, pour two-thirds of the cream mixture into the crust before adding the purees and layering the rest of the cream mixture on top. Marble the pie with a skewer or knife for visual effect and top with the assorted whole berries. Chill for 1 to 4 hours before serving.
This frozen fruit dessert is easy to make and requires very little baking knowledge! It’s easy to mix and match your favorite berry purees and fruit flavors, making this a simple recipe to make completely your own.
Frozen Desserts for Any Occasion
While making fruit purees from scratch can be difficult, there are fantastic options to choose from in the culinary market! Ideal for adding a fruit flavor to drinks, baked goods, and many other culinary applications, fruit purees are a flavorful and healthy option to make frozen fruit desserts for any event! All of the recipes listed were designed for remixing and customization, allowing you to mix and match flavor profiles and ingredients to achieve the perfect treat for any palate or diet. Easily shareable and simple to make, these recipes are sure to be mainstays in your recipe book.