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Spiked Pink Lemonade Frozen Fruit Cups

Spiked Pink Lemonade Frozen Fruit Cups

I love frozen fruit cups. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I keep some stocked in the freezer (although without alcohol).

We have a few pool parties on the schedule for summer and it got me thinking how delicious these frozen fruit cups would be spiked. There’s nothing better than sitting by the pool on vacation on a hot summer day with a frozen margarita or drink!

You can use any of your favorite fruits. I used strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pineapple and mandarin oranges. Prep is so simple for these, just throw all of the ingredients into a bowl and ladle into your cups. I used about 10 oz. of rum, but if you’d like, you can wait to add the rum until all of the ingredients are in the cups and then measure out exactly how much rum you’d like in each cup. Just make sure you give each cup a good stir before freezing.

The easiest way to freeze these is flat on a cookie sheet and place saran wrap over the top.

Spiked Pink Lemonade Frozen Fruit Cups for the summer!

Freeze these overnight until you are ready to serve them. They start melting and turning slushy pretty quick, so you don’t need to set them out to thaw before serving.

Have some fun and try different fruits, alcohols and lemonades or juices. The possibilities are endless! You can of course make these alcohol-free, but everyone needs kid-free nights once in awhile, right?

Frozen Fruit cups for summer parties! They've got fresh fruit, rum, mint and pink lemonade and turn slushy!

Spiked Pink Lemonade Frozen Fruit Cups
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Serves: about 12 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of your favorite fruit, diced
  • 10 oz. rum
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • (1) 20 oz. bottle of Sprite
  • 12 oz. container frozen pink lemonade
  • chopped fresh mint to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop four cups of your favorite fruit and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the frozen pink lemonade (thawed), rum, lime juice, Sprite and mint.
  3. Ladle the fruit mixture into 9 oz. cups and freeze overnight

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Grilled Citrus-Marinated Steak and Watermelon Kabobs

This post is in partnership with Cargill Beef.

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer for many. The kids are out of school, if not already, everyone’s mowing their grass and doing yard work and grilling becomes almost a nightly occurrence. These grilled citrus-marinated steak and watermelon kabobs are fresh and flavorful and the perfect recipe for a hot summer’s night (Maybe the 4th of July?!)

I never grill without letting my meat marinate. It’s a must! It adds so much flavor and the combination herbs, oils, dressings and fresh juices are endless.

This marinade consists of orange juice, zest, paprika and fresh cilantro.

Steak and Fruit Kabobs

Everything is better on a stick, right?

(Have you ever been to the Iowa State Fair? All of the yummy food is on a stick! Well, and not so yummy. Deep fried butter on a stick would not be my favorite.)

You could even add some veggies to these and then you’d have your whole meal on a kabob!

Citrus Marinated Steak and Fruit Kabobs

Have you ever grilled fruit before? It’s delicious. Feel free to use any fruit you have on hand in place of the watermelon. Grilled peaches are my favorite!

Citrus Marinated Beef and Watermelon Kabobs

Grilled Citrus-Marinated Steak and Watermelon Kabobs
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak boneless from Sam’s Club, cut 1-inch thick
  • 1 medium orange
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups cubed mango, watermelon, peaches and/or plums
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Grate peel, and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice from orange; reserve juice. Combine orange peel, cilantro, paprika and ground red pepper, if desired, in small bowl. Cut beef steak into 1-¼-inch pieces. Place beef and 2-½ tablespoons cilantro mixture in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Place remaining cilantro mixture and fruit in separate food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bags securely. Marinate beef and fruit in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Soak eight 9-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Thread beef evenly onto four skewers, leaving a small space between pieces. Thread fruit onto remaining four separate skewers.
  3. Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill beef kabobs, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill fruit kabobs 5 to 7 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown, turning once. 4. Season beef with salt, as desired. Drizzle reserved orange juice over fruit kabobs.

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