Frozen Friday: 4+ Ways to Use Leftover Fruit

By: Camilla Brandfield-Harvey

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We're in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we're bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long.

Wondering how to use every last berry in the pints you buy? You could toss a few blueberries into your oatmeal or craft a last-minute blackberry garnish, but we suggest making your leftover fruit the main attraction. Better yet, transform your forgotten fruit into a frozen must-have. With some light yogurt or a drizzle of warm chocolate, these four simple recipes will guarantee that you and your pint finish strong.

1. Dreamy Berries & Cream ShakeFamily Fresh Cooking tosses frozen blueberries, raspberries and strawberries into the blender with vanilla protein powder and almond milk, then sprays on a touch of whipped cream for an early summer indulgence (pictured above).

2. Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars: Combine and freeze Greek yogurt, chopped berries and your sweet add-ins of choice for The Lean Green Bean's crunchy cool down.

3. Frozen Yogurt-Covered Fruit Pops:  In Sock Monkey Slippers dips chopped mango, kiwi, strawberry and banana into honey-infused Greek yogurt, then goes to work with an array of sweet and nutty toppings.

Iced berries with limoncello white chocolate sauceÂ

Iced berries with limoncello white chocolate sauceÂ

Photo by: Photographer ©BBC 2012

Photographer, BBC 2012

4. Iced Berries with Limoncello White Chocolate: Nigella swirls white chocolate into warm limoncello cream, then pours the sweet sauce over a plate of frozen berries.

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