HONOLULU Family Recipe Roundup: Summer Favorites

A roundup of refreshing recipes that use seasonal fruits to beat the Hawai‘i heat.


Stay cool with these summery treats. We went back into our archives to find a few of our favorite recipes that use seasonal fruits—strawberry, watermelon, mango, oh my!—that will satisfy you and your keiki. No fancy equipment required.


Watermelon3 Kebab Romanoff Sauce Tiki Grill And Bar Photo Karen Db Photography

Photo: Karen DB Photography


Watermelon Recipes That Will Wow


Learn how to make a sweet and savory salad, fruit kebobs with li hing mui and a tangy Romanoff sauce, and easy peasy watermelon pops. Get the recipes here.


Watermelon Slushi Cookbook Cover

Photo: Courtesy Kale & Caramel


Watermelon Coconut Slushy


Maui-raised blogger-turned-cookbook author Lily Diamond of Kale & Caramel shares her recipe for a refreshingly sweet sorbet and more tips on how to keep cool here.


Photo: Karen DB Photography


Star Fruit, Three Ways


Chef Mark Noguchi and his wife Amanda Corby Noguchi share their tips on utilizing this tasty tropical fruit in three different ways: as a salsa, within a sweet bread and in lemonade. Check out their tips and tricks here.



Photo: Hanna Balan


Strawberry Watermelon Salad

When you’re stumped on what to make for lunch, try this sweet salad that takes just about 20 minutes to prepare and uses fresh fruit before it goes bad.


Homemade Mango Ice Cream

Photo: Maria Kanai


No-Churn Mango Ice Cream


HONOLULU Family contributor and mom-of-two Maria Kanai tried her hand at an easy ice cream recipe using fresh mangoes that her auntie gave to her. She used Hayden mangoes, but the great thing about this recipe is you could really use any fruit you have on hand (or growing in your backyard). Learn how to make it here.