This recipe courtesy of Chef Andrew Schloss and Mealtime.org, the website of the Canned Food Alliance.
This quick and easy fruit treat is made even easier by keeping a can of pears right in the freezer. There’s no danger of the can bursting and it makes the pears instantly ready to purée with some juice and soda into a nutritious and delicious frosty slush. It’s ideal when a summer heat blast wilts the little ones and delightful any time you want a refreshing break. Leftovers can be refrozen and scooped as an Italian ice.
This recipe is part of Chef Andrew Schloss’ Edibly Fun, Easily Done series, a collection of nine kid-pleasing recipes.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 110; Total fat 0g; Saturated fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 15mg; Carbohydrate 27g; Fiber 2g; Protein 1g; Vitamin A 0% Daily Value; Vitamin C 15% Daily Value; Calcium 2% Daily Value; Iron 2% Daily Value.
- 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, in extra-light syrup or juice
- 1/2 cup pomegranate or cranberry juice
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 can (12 fluid ounces) lemon-lime soda
- 1 Place the can of pears in a freezer until solid, at least 3 hours, or up to several days.
- 2 Scoop the frozen pears from the can and blend with the pomegranate juice and the lemon juice in a blender until smooth.
- 3 Stir in the soda and serve immediately.