Summer trick and recipes: fruit upcycling

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The sustainability professionals at have revealed their summer highlights for upcycling fruit.

If you take your eyes off the fruit bowl for a day in summer, crunchy and visually appealing fruit has become a muddy holiday destination for fruit flies. If you're thinking about organic waste right now, you're missing out! With these three simple recipe ideas, you can save old fruit from being thrown away super quickly and conjure up a fruity refreshment for hot summer days.

Super quick: fruity ice cubes.

Do you like to round off the day with an ice-cold drink in summer? Then our simplest fruit upcycling tip will appeal to more than just your eyes. Simply cut overripe fruit into small pieces and place in ice cube moulds with water in the freezer. This not only looks great in any drink, but also provides vitamins in between meals. If you are particularly labour efficient and want to save yourself the trouble of chopping, look out for overripe berries.

Quick: Vitamin-rich cooling - smoothie bags.

Not only a tempting way to cool down, but also ideal for anyone who likes to use a stressful everyday life as an excuse to eat unhealthily. To make the smoothie bags, simply cut overripe fruit into small pieces (you can also leave the berries whole) and place in a freezer bag. The whole thing is then placed in the freezer until you crave a refreshing smoothie. Remove the bag, put the fruit in a blender, cover with cold water or milk or rice milk and blend. The refreshing vitamin kick is ready as a smoothie or shake.

Homemade fruit ice cream, also vegan of course.

Are the strawberries, which are already a little squashed and mushy, no longer really suitable as a cake garnish? No problem, just add a scoop of homemade strawberry ice cream to the cake!

This recipe is of course also suitable for other fruit. However, you may need to vary the amount of ingredients slightly, as different fruits contain different amounts of liquid. It is best to try the strawberry ice cream recipe first and then use the strawberry ice cream consistency as a guide for your other creations.

If you have 250 grams of strawberries, you will still need:

  • 100g sugar
  • 250ml whipping cream or soya cream in the vegan version
  • 200ml milk. Soya milk or soya drink are the vegan alternative here.
  • a pinch of salt

Firstly, wash the strawberries, cut them into small pieces and place them in a bowl with the sugar for one to two hours. Then puree the strawberries and add the remaining ingredients (milk, cream, salt). Now pour the mixture into a freezer-proof mould and place in the freezer for six hours. To get a particularly creamy ice cream, you should stir the mixture vigorously with a fork every 1 ½ hours. This will break up the ice crystals.

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