Summer Fruit Cups

May 27, 2014  |  Food + Drink
Summer Fruit Cups |

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we like to eat outside whenever possible. Whether it’s in the backyard at home, on the dock at the cottage or at the park, having lunches and snacks that move outside easily is a must. And these fruit cups certainly do just that.

Fruit cups are perfect to go along with lunch or for a snack on their own. They are a winner with kids and adults. They are healthy, easy and portable. Hard to beat that.

Summer Fruit Cups |

I also like that I can prepare the fruit cups in advance. This is especially handy if I know friends will be dropping by, to hang out on the dock, a common occurrence at the cottage. I can just run up and grab these out of the fridge and both kids and parents are happy.

Summer Fruit Cups |

When the girls got off the school bus and opened the fridge to find these, all I could hear was a chorus of “Oooooh, are these for us?”. I think that says it all.


Summer Fruit Cups
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Total time
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 6-8
  • 1/2 honeydew melon
  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 lime wedges
  • fresh mint leaves, snipped
  1. Cut melons into bite size pieces or use a melon baller.
  2. Layer fruit in cup, 1/3 each, leaving the most delicate fruit for the top.
  3. Squeeze lime juice over top, using a wedge of lime for every 4 cups.
  4. Top with snipped mint.
  5. Add a spoon to each cup.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 hours.
Any fruit can be used so have fun experimenting with your favorite fruits.



  1. Love these Debbie. I can’t wait to put these together and bring them to the beach with us this summer:)

    • Hey, thanks Matt. The end of school countdown has begun here. We are all looking forward to hanging out by the water this summer.

  2. hi debbie, your photos are so beautiful! and the addition of mint sound very refreshing! yum!

    • Thanks so much Ananda:) It’s hard to believe anything could make watermelon more refreshing but the mint does.

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