The Easiest Viral Frozen Fruit Shaved Ice Dessert

If you’re like me, you love shaved ice on a hot summer day. This buzz-worthy frozen fruit “shaved ice” trend has become a viral sensation on social media, especially TikTok! This light and creamy refreshing treat isn’t just delish and easy – it’s nutritious too, using the whole fruit for max fiber and satisfaction.

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Frozen fruit shaved ice in a clear glass with a spoon.

About this recipe

This viral frozen fruit “shaved ice” is making its rounds on social media. As a Registered Dietitian, I’m a huge fan of trying fun new ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies and healthier options for frozen desserts. This is basically a fruit-packed version of a snow cone, so I had to give it a go!

The best part about this recipe is that it’s not only super simple, but it’s packed with nutrition too! Since you’re using the whole fruit, you don’t miss out on any of the nutrients, especially fiber. High fiber snacks are more likely to keep you full and satisfied (win!).

This frozen fruit shaved ice can be eaten as a snack or a shaved ice dessert. Is it the same thing as enjoying actual ice cream? No, of course not, but- it’s a perfect treat for hot days, or just a great healthy option for when you’re in the mood for something sweet and nutritious without a lot of sugar.

This easy summer dessert is also a great way to use up any fruit you have in your fridge that isn’t being eaten fast enough! Use whatever you have on hand and whichever fruity flavors you love to make this frozen treat.

A peach and mango on a cutting board with a peeler.

Just one simple ingredient

Frozen fruit– Seriously, that’s it! You can make this fruit shaved ice using your favorite fruit. I recommend choosing any type of fruit that can be frozen whole (peeled) or sliced into large chunks. I used frozen watermelon, a frozen mango, and a frozen peach for this “sunset” style shaved frozen fruit ice.

Other fruits that will work great for this recipe include strawberries, pineapple, banana, or even chunks of dragon fruit.

Optional- You can enjoy your treat as is, or you can top with a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk. I also love serving it with whipped cream, cool whip, or even Greek yogurt for a boost of protein.

Four pictures showing the four steps of making shaved fruit ice cream: peeling the fruit, freezing it, and then micro-planing it into a serving bowl.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Peel any fruit that requires peeling and then keep fruit whole (like peaches, strawberries, mango) or cut into large chunks if needed (like watermelon).
  2. Freeze your fruit for at least 12 hours so that it’s frozen enough to easily microplane.
  3. Using a handheld microplane or box grater, shave the frozen fruit into a serving bowl until you have your desired amount of fluffy flecks. Make sure to work fast and protect your hands with a cloth, cut-resistant glove or paper towel because it gets cold and you don’t want to cut your hand!
  4. Top with sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream, Greek yogurt, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.
  5. Enjoy your sweet cold treat!
A vertical shot of frozen fruit shaved ice in a clear glass with a spoon on a wooden board.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Since your working with small frozen shavings, work as quickly as possible so that everything stays a nice icy consistency.
  • Use a cut-resistant glove or cloth to protect your hand both from the cold and from the microplane as you work.
  • Change up your toppings! Try adding a drizzle of chocolate syrup, honey, maple syrup, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, tajin seasoning, lime juice, or even fresh berries.
  • Choose fruits with multiple colors so that you can have layers of ingredients for a beautiful bowl of rainbow-shaved ice.
  • Don’t have a microplane or want something faster? Add frozen chunks of fruit into a food processor for a similar texture. If your food processor has a grater attachment, you can use that too!

Recipe FAQ

What kind of grater or microplane should I use?

You’ll have the most success getting the best consistency by using an ultra fine grater or microplane like this one. If you don’t have one, you can also use a food processor.

Can you eat this the next day?

Unfortunately this is one that needs to be made fresh every single time, as it will lose its fluffy texture if you try to re-freeze it.

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Frozen fruit shaved ice in a clear glass with a spoon.

Viral Frozen Fruit Shaved Ice

Light and fluffy shaved ice made from your favorite frozen fruit.
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Servings: 1
Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon cut into large chunks and frozen
  • 1/2 cup peach peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup mango peeled and frozen

Optional

  • Top with a drizzle sweetened condensed milk, honey, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, cool whip, or lime juice

Instructions

  • Peel any fruit that requires peeling and then keep fruit whole (like peaches, strawberries, mango) or cut into large chunks if needed (like watermelon).
  • Freeze your fruit for at least 12 hours so that it's frozen enough to easily microplane.
  • Using a handheld microplane or box grater, shave the frozen fruit into a serving bowl until you have your desired amount of fluffy flecks. Layer for a multi-color appearance. Make sure to work fast and protect your hands with a cloth, cut-resistant glove or paper towel because it gets cold and you don't want to cut your hand!
  • Top with sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream, Greek yogurt, or a dollop of Greek yogurt. Enjoy your sweet cold treat!

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Notes

Use any kind of fruit that you enjoy! Make sure to peel your fruit before freezing, if necessary and cut any fruit into large chunks so that you’re able to hold onto it while micro-planing.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2009IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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