Poached Strawberries, Peaches, and Mango over Crushed Ice

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  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups white grape juice

1 star anise pod

1 cinnamon stick

Zest of 1/2 large orange

1 cup (8 ounces) frozen strawberries, thawed and drained

1 cup (6 ounces) frozen mango, thawed and drained

1 cup (4 ounces) frozen peaches, thawed and drained

4 cups crushed ice


  1. Using a paring knife, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and place in a large saucepan. Add the empty vanilla pod, grape juice, star anise, cinnamon stick, and orange zest. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes. Add the strawberries, mango, and peaches. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the fruit to cool completely in the syrup, about 1 hour (can be made 1 day in advance and refrigerated).
  2. To serve, remove the vanilla pod, star anise, and cinnamon stick from the syrup and discard. Mound the shaved ice in 4 small bowls and drizzle with the syrup. Spoon the fruit on top and serve.