Fresh Ontario Fruit Helps You Stay Cool!


THUNDER BAY – That classic Canadianism, “Is it hot enough for you?” certainly makes perfect sense today. The temperature at 4PM in Thunder Bay is a balmy 30C, and it feels slightly hotter with the Humidex included.

The heat, coupled with the sunshine means wearing sunscreen, and keeping hydrated.

Hot weather also means choosing something cold to enjoy!

This is a quick and easy dessert that can be made anytime — and with other fruit combinations. Keep fresh Ontario fruit in your freezer and you’re good to go!

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: Not available
Freezing Time: at least 2 hours
Serves: 4


  • 3 Ontario Peaches, ripe but firm (peeled, pitted and sliced/about 2 cups/500 mL)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Ontario Raspberries

Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 1 strip lemon rind

Preparation Instructions:

Freeze peach slices and raspberries in single layer for at least 2 hours or until solid. Store in freezer bags or air-tight containers.

Simple Syrup: In small saucepan, bring sugar, water and lemon rind to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil for 1 minute. Cool completely and remove rind

In food processor, process frozen fruit, pouring in syrup slowly, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately or store in freezer.

Nutritional Information:

1 Serving

  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 34 grams
  • Calories: 134
  • Fibre: 2 grams
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