“Froot” Cups with Cheese Filling – a Futurama Themed Party!

14 Jun

It’s time once again for a nerdy party recap! The theme this time was Futurama, the hilarious adult cartoon set in the year 3000, where a bizarre group of people, including a cryogenically frozen man from 1999, operate a galactic delivery service called the Planet Express. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s available in full on Netflix, and I highly recommend it! It’s funny, ridiculously clever, full of weird characters and situations, and brings a cartoonish approach to what the future might look like.

And it’s a perfect theme for a party! 12 of our friends came over to watch various episodes of the show, indulge in some themed food and drinks, and geek out over various elements of the series, commiserating the fact it ended three years ago.

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Chris went all out for this one, again. He got us a Futurama poster, a Planet Express wall cling, a magnetic note board, and new nerdy t-shirts.

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Our friends dressed their baby as Lord Nibbler, the lovable creature Leela saves from his planet shortly before its destruction. AND, another couple dressed as Fry and Leela! We obviously needed a “family” photo shoot 😛

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Leela & Fry posing with Nibbler (our friends’ baby).

We recreated the collection of Heads in Jars – when famous people die in the future, their heads are somehow salvaged and kept in jars, mostly on display in the Head Museum. These happened to be the perfect size for drinking 🙂

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As for the eats, we did not disappoint! We had three pizzas straight from Panucci’s Pizza, Hedonism Bot bruschetta and crostini, president (puppy) chow, and dark matter bacon-wrapped dates. We drank Benderbrau, Slurm and Mom’s Robot Oil.

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Oh, and I made “froot” cups! In the episode “Fry am the Egg Man,” there’s a scene where the crew stop at Fishy Joe’s, a fast food restaurant. Leela isn’t pleased by the unhealthy options and simply orders the fruit cup…which she finds is spelled “froot.” Worse yet: the guy working the order window asks “What kind of cheese filling you want in that?” Cheese Filling

Now, being a Wisconsinite, I’m obligated to love cheese in and on everything. Except a fruit cup!! Spoiler alert: Leela gives up at the end of the episode and orders a froot cup with all the cheese fillings.

The “froot” cups I made for the party ARE in fact a healthy option, topped with a delicious lemony Greek yogurt sauce that merely looks like it might be a cheese filling 🙂 Whether you’re hosting a nerdy get-together or just want a tasty dip for a colorful fruit salad, this recipe is for you! I promise: there’s no cheese involved.

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“Froot” Cups with Cheese Filling

Serves 8

“Froot” Cups:

  • 2 mangoes, cubed
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 1 container raspberries
  • 1 container blueberries
  • 2 bunches grapes
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, cubed
  • Juice of half a lime or lemon, to prevent browning

Cheese Filling:

  • 2 C plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp canned coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 drops yellow food coloring + 1 drop red food coloring

Wash and prep all fruit. Mix together in a large bowl. Juice half a lime or lemon over the fruit and stir to coat, to prevent browning. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge while you prep the “cheese filling.”

In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, coconut milk, honey and extracts. Taste and adjust as desired. Add the food coloring and stir to mix in. Store in a covered container in the fridge until ready to serve.

To serve, spoon “froot” into cups or bowls. Top with about a quarter cup of the sauce. And remember to enjoy fast foods in moderation! 🙂

 

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21 Responses to ““Froot” Cups with Cheese Filling – a Futurama Themed Party!”

  1. Diana June 14, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    Looks like a great snack for after a hard work out as well…I’m sure that prep is the key so you can drizzle the ‘cheese’ and enjoy! 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink June 14, 2016 at 8:29 am #

      Yes, exactly! It’s nice to have on hand, too.

  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities June 14, 2016 at 8:29 am #

    FUTURAMA!!! It’s been what feels like EONS since I have seen that show!!!

  3. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets June 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    That is such a fun idea for a party, you guys went all out! I need to start from the beginning, I was watching an episode the other day and forgot how hilarious it was!

    • xtinaluvspink June 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

      It’s so darn funny 🙂 always fun to have parties with fellow nerds!

  4. ilkasblog June 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

    This looks like so much! Your fruit cups with lemon yogurt are super yummy!

  5. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers June 14, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    This is so fun! I never could really get into Futurama but my hubby looooves that show. I feel like I should use your post as inspiration for his next bday!

  6. fitfoodiemama June 15, 2016 at 4:22 am #

    Aw how fun! Love it!

  7. Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan June 15, 2016 at 6:16 am #

    Aww how cute is the little Nibbler baby! I love watching Futurama, what a fun party theme 😀 I missed the episode with the “froot” cups though!

  8. Julie Wunder June 15, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    How much fun! The costumes are adorable. I’d love this “froot” cups too.

  9. Heather Gannoe (@runfastermommy) June 15, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    Oh my gosh, I need to be your friend. We love Futurama! I love all of the details, especially the heads in jars. Invite me to the Burger Bobs party, please 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink June 15, 2016 at 8:53 am #

      Haha!! Friends we shall be! Don’t suppose you live in SE Wisconsin? I’m not into BB, but we are having a Firefly party in 2 weeks, planning a LOTR party, and will have our 2nd annual Harry Potter weekend around Thanksgiving.

  10. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner June 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    I don’t know that show but looks like you had a blast!

  11. sprint2thetable June 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Sooooo… I have to admit I have no idea what that show is…. but I LOVE the fruit cup idea! Why haven’t I ever mixed my Greek with coconut milk?!

    • xtinaluvspink June 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

      It’s been fun finding out who knows about this show, and who doesn’t! If you need a mindless comedy to watch that’s also super clever, give it a shot 🙂 and thanks! The combo makes such a nice dip 🙂 I added Chia seeds to leftovers to make a pudding for breakfast.

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