5 Creative Ways to Use Freeze-Dried Fruits in Recipes

5 Creative Ways to Use Freeze-Dried Fruits in Recipes

Turn your kitchen into a place of creativity and amaze your friends and family! In this blog we will explore 5 different ways to spice up recipes with freeze-dried fruit. From edible paint to charcuterie boards, there is bound to be an idea to entice some love for freeze-dried fruits. 

Edible Paint for Baking

Let your creativity run wild with edible paint made from freeze-dried fruit; try it for cake decorating and adding design to your latest batch of  homemade bread.  Blend the fruit with a little water and paint away! You can use a paintbrush to add details to the fondant on a cake. If cake decorating isn’t your thing, paint the top of your bread dough to have an interesting design after baking. The paint can also be used for entertaining the little ones in a non-toxic way while you’re busy in the kitchen. 

Colourful, Kid-Friendly Pasta

No artificial food dye here! Have an imaginative and healthy family dinner with coloured pasta made with freeze-dried fruit. Add a little grinded up fruit to your dough and get wild with the colour combinations. Stay straightforward with one solid colour or go crazy by making some multi-coloured noodles. Transforming your noodles from dull to vibrant will be sure to encourage even the pickiest of eaters to finish their plates.

Cocktail Fun

Use freeze-dried fruits to add some creativity to your cocktails, so you can host a girls night that is sure to be the talk of your friends. Effortlessly add a slice to your mojitos or challenge yourself to blend together some daiquiris. Friends will appreciate the restaurant level drinks from the comfort of their bestie’s house. No need to chop your fruit as most of ours comes pre-cut. Saving time on the prep work gives you an opportunity to perfect your mixology skills for the event. Dazzle your girlfriends while saving time on cutting fruit? Sounds like a win to us!


Vibrant Charcuterie Board

Impress guests with your colourful and creative charcuterie board by adding some freeze-dried fruit. The freeze-dried fruit adds a unique crunch and sweetness to your board! Put your innovation to the test by arranging the fruit in special designs for the occasion, such as a decorated egg for Easter or flowers for Mother’s Day. Add cheese, crackers, pretzels, dips, and other toppings to make the boards complete. Don’t forget to snap a pic for the Gram before you chow down!


DIY Instant Oatmeal  

Save yourself some time and effort in the morning with some homemade instant oatmeal. Get inventive by mixing and matching different freeze-dried fruits and toppings with instant oats and your choice of sweetener. Store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh. Just pour in some boiling water when you want to eat it and you are ready to go!  By being able to control the ingredients, allows you to make a much healthier and cheaper alternative to commercial instant oatmeal. Some freeze-dried topping options for your oatmeal could be: 

  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • bananas
  • cherries
  • powdered peanut butter 
  • cacao powder
  • chia seeds
  • hemp hearts 
  • protein powder
  • brown sugar
  • Stevia
  • cinnamon

    As you’ve seen, freeze-dried fruit is versatile and adds uniqueness to many different recipes. Put your imagination to the test by trying these ideas in your future dishes!


    Blog contributed to that sweet lyfe by Kaedyn Bond

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