Easy Slush or Sorbet (For Adults)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A lightly sweet slush. You'll never to be without canned fruit again. See Variations below. Prep time doesn't include freeze time. Not for children.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 -17 ounce) can fruit cocktail in heavy syrup (not light syrup, it will not be sweet enough)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 -2 tablespoon liquor, such as Amaretto


  1. Place unopened can in the freezor for at least 12 hour or until frozen solid. (It can be left frozen for several months). Submerge the unopened can in hot water for a few seconds to loosen the edges, then open the can and transfer contents to a food processor, using a kitchen knife to cut it into several chunks.
  2. Add lemon juice and liqueur. Process, pulsing on and off until smooth. Serve immediately in glasses or scoop the sorbet into balls and refreeze for up to 8 hours before serving.
  4. Apricots with Amaretto.
  5. Figs with marsala or Sambuca.
  6. Pears with Poire Williams or green creme de menthe.
  7. Peaches with Bourbon.
  8. Plums (remove pits) with Creme de Cassis.
  9. Crushed Pineapple with Dark Rum (and 2 tablespoons canned cream of coconut for a pina colada).
  10. Blueberries with Creme de Cassis.
  11. Sweet Cherries with Kirsch.
  12. Mangoes with Light Rum.
  13. Litchi Nuts with Dark Rum.
Most Helpful

Fabulous! And dangerous! Way too easy to forget this has liquor in it :) I bought fruit cocktail then realized I didn't have Amaretto so I used whiskey. I used the smoothie setting on my blender and it came out smooth and creamy. Will definitely try this again with other fruits and liquors. Thanks for sharing Gailann!

flower7 September 25, 2010

First of, let me say, there is no need to freeze the fruit in the can. Simply pour it into a ziploc bag, let out the air and lay flat to freeze. That way when you are ready to use the fruit you can literally break it up with your hands. I made the pineapple version, using Malibu rum & cream of coconut. I omitted the lemon juice & just doubled up on the rum-lol! It was very refreshing. I think the next time I make this, I am going to try using frozen cream of coconut to see if I can get a creamier texture. I can't wait to try other fruit-liquor combos. This is a nice treat! Made for Everyday is a Holiday Tag-Dec'09. A definite make again!

Sweet PQ? December 07, 2009