3 Boozy fruit dessert recipes

Spike your fruit with these tasty recipes!

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Summertime is all about eating fresh, eating healthy and eating recipes that require as little prep as possible. Who wants to spend a 95 degree day sweating over the oven? If your sweets craving is on overdrive, skip the dense brownies or cookies. Instead, whip up one of these light, refreshing and low-calorie fruit desserts. Oh, and did we mention they are all spiked with booze?

Boozy desserts are all the rage in the food world because they combine two things we love, cocktails and dessert! These recipes add another thing we love, low-calorie fare, into the equation!

Strawberry lemon tequila pops

Strawberry lemon tequila pops

Yields 6 pops

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/3 cup tequila (we used Silver Patrón)
  • 6 Dixie cups
  • 6 Wooden ice cream spoons

Directions: 

  1. Place the strawberries, lemon zest, lemon juice and tequila into a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Carefully pour the mixture into the Dixie cups, stopping at about 3/4 the way full. Freeze for another 3 to 4 hours or until set.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Boozy pineapple upside down cake

Boozy pineapple upside down cake

Serves about 6

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 6 pieces sliced pineapple
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup spiced rum
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt

For the directions on how to make this delicious cake, check out the recipe here on SheKnows >>

Orange vanilla vodka sorbet

Yields about 3 cups.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Orange zest from 1 orange
  • 1-1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Voli orange vanilla light vodka

Directions: 

  1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil and add the orange zest. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the liquid from the heat and pour through a mesh strainer to get rid of the zest pieces. Let the mixture cool slightly and stir in the lemon juice, vodka and orange juice.
  2. Place the mixture in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  3. Once the sorbet has cooled, place it into a freezer bowl of an ice cream maker. Let it stir for 20 minutes or so, or until the mixture has thickened. Place the freezer bowl into the freezer and let it chill for another hour.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

More boozy recipes

Strawberry margarita cocktail popsicle
Boozy bacon recipes
Light tequila dessert recipes

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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