Cranberry Sauce Smoothie

This Cranberry Sauce Smoothie uses cranberry sauce in a new way. Check out this refreshing treat.

Extra cranberry sauce leftover and not sure what to do with it? Or maybe you just really love cranberries and are looking for new ways to use them. Either way, this recipe is sure to make you smile.

Cranberry Sauce Smoothie in a glass with a straw. Apple and cinnamon sticks nearby.

Cranberry Sauce Ice Cubes

This idea came from my genius mom. She spoons leftover cranberry sauce into an ice cube tray to create these cranberry ice cubes that are going to be the base of our smoothie today. Talk about a creative use for leftover cranberry sauce!

Check out these other ideas for what to do with leftover cranberry sauce I’ve come up with over the years. My favorite is this recipe for cranberry oatmeal bars.

How To Make A Cranberry Sauce Smoothie

To make the smoothie, she takes out some cubes of frozen sauce, adds an apple, some cinnamon, Greek yogurt, and milk. That all gets mixed up in a powerful blender and it’s ready to enjoy in minutes!

This smoothie is a delicious way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. You can make your own Homemade Cranberry Sauce, but I’ve also tested the recipe with store-bought canned cranberry sauce and it works as well.

Cranberry Sauce Smoothie Recipe: A delicious use for leftover cranberry sauce.

Whatever kind of cranberry sauce you have at Thanksgiving, do not (and I repeat, do not) throw away the leftovers. Freeze them and use them in this delicious smoothie recipe.



Cranberry Sauce Smoothie

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American


This smoothie recipe calls for cranberry sauce ice cubes. To make these, glop cranberry sauce into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, pop out the cubes to make this smoothie. Yield 2 and 1/2 cups.


  • 6 cubes of frozen cranberry sauce
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk


  1. Put all ingredients into a powerful blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.


Cranberry Sauce Smoothie

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  5. Linnitt says:

    This was VERY delish! I didn’t have the frozen cranberry sauce cubes, so I just added a couple of large dollops of my homemade sauce along with some ice cubes. Otherwise left the recipe the same! Had to make some more cranberry sauce just so we could make these smoothies. :)

    • Christine Pittman says:

      I am delighted that you liked it. It’s a favorite around here too. Thanks for letting me know and have a great day,

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