Fruit Sushi

This clever recipe is a sweet spin on classic sushi. Free up your Saturday afternoon–you're going to want to try this 'sushi' right away.

Drawing inspiration from sushi, this recipe uses fruit and other sweet ingredients to make a more dessert-like dish. While the little ones will love it, adults will be impressed by its clever construction. The slightly sweetened rice is made with coconut milk and honey, and then topped with a slice of fresh fruit. Wrap it all together with some berry-flavored fruit tape. Just when you thought it couldn't get any cuter, this recipe calls for maple syrup dipping sauce in lieu of soy sauce. It's a fun touch to help you mimic your typical sushi experience. Try experimenting with your favorite fresh fruit and flavors of fruit leather. If you need an afternoon activity to keep the kids occupied, you're in luck. They will love helping on the sushi assembly line and picking up their Fruit Sushi with chopsticks. Plus, you won't have to worry if they want seconds of this snack. It's packed with fresh fruit after all.

Fruit Sushi
Southern Living


  • 1 roll berry fruit tape, cut into six smaller strips

  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine white rice

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup coconut milk

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 Tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 teaspoon honey, plus additional for adhering rice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Kiwi, sliced vertically

  • Red skinned peach, skin on, sliced vertically into strips

  • Strawberry, thinly sliced

  • Maple syrup, for dipping


  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil; add rice, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer rice, covered, until most of the water is absorbed. Take off heat and leave covered for 15 minutes.

  2. Remove cover and add sugar, coconut milk, almond extract, coconut, honey, and salt. Stir, and cover for 20 minutes more. Place rice in fridge for at least 30 additional minutes to set.

  3. Bring 2 Tablespoons of rice into palm and form into a small log shape. Top with kiwi, strawberry, or peach slice and wrap with fruit tape. Use a drop of water to seal fruit tape edges together, if needed.

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