A few weeks ago, when I was thrilled to be home from the hospital and able to continue on home Ivs to clear up my pneumonia, a friend of mine dropped off a care package, including a Food Network Magazine – the perfect gift!
One of the recipes was for frozen grape kabobs. It got me thinking of what other fruits would be delectable frozen. I already knew I loved frozen grapes, blueberries and bananas, so I decided to experiment with other fruits.
Have you ever tried frozen pineapple?
Skewer your favorite fruit to create kabobs, then drizzle with chocolate and you have a festive and light summer dessert, refreshing snack, or guiltless indulgence. I also love that you can prepare these kabobs ahead of time – even days ahead of time. Truth be told, I made a double batch of these right before I went out of town last week and I am happy to say I am still enjoying munching on them whenever I feel the refreshing frozen chocolate fruit craving. They aren’t going to last long.
Besides looking statuesque, tasting delicius and being healthy, there is something about eating frozen fruit off kabobs that elevates the fruit to a whole new level. Its like they are being hung for all to admire and then to be tasted and appreciated each individual, frozen sweet morsel at a time…
Frozen Grape, frozen watermelon, frozen banana, frozen pineapple…
Chocolate Drizzled Frozen Fruit Skewers. Let it be summer year round!
- Fruit Kabobs*
- 1/4 of medium watermelon, chopped
- 1/2 cantaloupe, chopped
- 1/2 pineapple, chopped
- 1 cup grapes
- 6 oz. blueberries
- 2-3 firm, ripe bananas, cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate or chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening (cannot substitute butter!)
- Thread fruit onto skewers, alternating fruit.
- Line kabobs on wax paper.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave on low at 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between until melted, being careful not to overheat. After chocolate is melted and still warm, stir in shortening (NOT butter), until smooth. To create a perfect drizzle, add chocolate to a ziploc bag, cut off the corner and squeeze chocolate through opening.
- Freeze kabobs in a single layer on the wax paper for at least 2 hours before serving.
- When ready to serve, let kabob(s) thaw for a couple minutes but consume WITHIN 10 minutes because they melt/become soggy very quickly.
**Once kabobs are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag where they will keep for up to 3-4 weeks in the freezer.
***You can also drizzle the chocolate when you are ready to eat the kabobs - it can be easier to eat and less brittle this way.
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