Lunchbox Freezer Cooking: Frozen Fruit Cups

by Dana S on September 18, 2012

It’s only been two weeks into our school year and I am already finding myself in a lunchbox rut. Freezer cooking to the rescue! Every month, I plan to try a lunch box friendly recipe and share my results.

This month I choose Frozen Fruit Cups to try. These healthy cups are full of fresh fruit with a little orange juice. Verdict: They are delicious! However, they melted too much before my daughter’s lunch time. So, instead of packing these in her lunchbox, we are using these as a healthy after school snack.

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Dana’s Frozen Fruit Cups

Adapted from Money Saving Mom’s Recipe

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes


  • Bananas, sliced
  • Grapes
  • Berries (I used frozen but fresh works great too!)
  • Orange Juice
  • Other fruit as desired. Ideas: pineapple, kiwi, etc.



  • Add ~1/4 cup of mixed fruit into each 1/2 cup Tupperware container.
  • Pour ~1/4 cup of orange juice over each fruit cup.
  • Freeze.
  • Before serving, let thaw for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy this cool, healthy treat!

For more ideas for freezable lunch items, check out our Freezer Meals for Back to School Lunches post!

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Allie Zirkle September 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I usually read a daily email, but today I clicked through because as I’m reading I’m thinking “huh! Erin doesn’t have any daughters…” Too bad the newsletter doesn’t include your name! I had no idea that there were writers other than Erin, and that you’ve written 40+ posts to boot! Maybe you could include your name in posts going forward?

Wow! There are a ton of ads too. I’ll be sticking we the safety of the daily email lol



Alison September 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I would truly love to save this recipe to Ziplist, but it isn’t linked up. Is there other way to add this recipe?

Thank you!


Dana S September 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Hi Alison-
The recipe contains a link titled “Save Recipe” which is how you can link to Ziplist. Hope that helps!


Kim October 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

This is such a great idea! I love the fact that you use orange juice instead of the syrup so many juice cups have. We homeschool so I don’t pack lunches very often but I’m always on the look out for easy, healthy snack ideas to have ready. Thanks for sharing.


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