This Fruit Cocktail is the Perfect Dessert for the Family

Preparing food with children can be a challenge. It’s good to get them involved with kitchen tasks so that they learn some skills and the importance of sharing these responsibilities. However, certain tasks are too complex to include them in. Preparing a fruit cocktail together is perfect, as it’s a fun and healthy dessert that they can help out with. Here is a recipe and some ideas to get the kids involved. This recipe provides 4 small servings.


  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 apples
  • 1 large orange


  1. Ask the children to carefully wash the fruit. 
  2. You may need to peel the orange for the children. You can then ask them to separate it into segments and then slice each one into 3 pieces and then place these into a large bowl. 
  3. Show the kids how to carefully cut each grape in half and allow them to do the rest. These halves can be added to the bowl. 
  4. Apples can be quite tricky to cut, so it may be best for you to do this yourself while the kids are doing other activities. It’s your choice whether you peel the apple or not, and then de-core it and chop it into small slices and then cut the slices into smaller pieces. Add these pieces to the bowl. 
  5. Show the kids how to peel and then carefully slice the banana into small pieces, and then add these to the bowl.
  6. Mix all the fruit together and then divide into bowls.