Pineapple sorbet is a delicious frozen dessert that is perfect for summertime. It is a great way to enjoy the tropical flavor of pineapple in a new way.
This easy Pineapple Sorbet recipe which you make in a high-power blender takes all about 5 minutes to make, after you’ve cut up your pineapple. You can use canned pineapple chunks, but fresh pineapple flavor beats canned any day. You can also add a tablespoon of rum to make it even it a lunch of tropical flavors!
Whether you are looking for a sweet treat to cool off on a hot summer day, or simply want to try something new with your leftover pineapple, pineapple sorbet is a delicious and easy-to-make option.
Homemade Sorbet is fruit puree mixed with sugar and water or fruit juice mixed with sugar, without eggs, milk, or cream. It can contain a lot of sugar if you get it in ice cream shops or grocery stores, but when you make it at home, you can control the amount of sugar for a healthier version.
You make the best Pineapple Sorbet with the following:
Pineapple: Fresh pineapple is the star ingredient of this sorbet. It is important to use ripe and sweet pineapple for the best flavor. The pineapple should be peeled and cored before being cut into small pieces.
Granulated sugar: The sugar is used to sweeten the sorbet and also helps to create a smooth and creamy texture. Honey, maple syrup, or other preferred sweeteners can be used instead of sugar.
Water: Water or unsweetened pineapple juice is used to thin out the sorbet mixture and make it easier to blend. The amount of water or juice needed may vary depending on the consistency of the pineapple.
With just these three ingredients, anyone can make a delicious and healthy pineapple sorbet at home. The following sections will cover the steps to make the sorbet and some tips to make it even better.
It only takes a few simple steps for this great recipe:
The preparation process for pineapple sorbet involves several steps that are easy to follow.
Step 1: Preparing the Pineapple
The first step in making pineapple sorbet is to prepare the pineapple. Start by peeling and coring a small pineapple. Cut the pineapple into 2-inch pieces and place them in a food processor or blender.
Step 2: Blending the Mixture
Add the water and the sugar to the pineapple chunks in the blender food processor. Puree the mixture for about 1 minute or until the sugar dissolves completely. It should be smooth and well combined.
4. Freeze (skip this step if you’re using an ice cream maker)
Transfer this pureed sorbet mixture into a freezer-safe container or a shallow loaf pan (and cover tightly with plastic wrap) and place it in the freezer for about 4 hours.
After it’s completely frozen, keep the sorbet at room temperature to partially thaw it. Transfer it to the food processor for a minute or two (for a light, fluffy texture). Transfer the sorbet back into its container and refreeze for at least 3 hours.
5. Chill and transfer to the ice cream maker (skip this step if you’re not using an ice cream maker)
Place the pureed mixture into a large bowl in the refrigerator until it is chilled. Transfer the mixture to the chilled container of your ice-cream maker and make the sorbet as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
You can start eating your sorbet immediately or keep it in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm it up.
The Ice Cream maker to use!
You have to have an ice cream maker if you want to make ice cream or sorbet! I started making it using the Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato.
There is no faffing around with bowls in the freezer. When you are ready for ice cream, it’s ready. Just turn on the Cuisinart ice cream maker and go. In about 40 minutes, you have ice cream that you can eat right then, or you can put it in the freezer to harden up a bit more. Once done in, you’ll have about 1 litre of ice cream ready to devour!
Creating a perfect Pineapple Sorbet shouldn’t be tricky, with a few tips and tricks, anyone can make it. In this section, we will explore some of the best tips and tricks to make the perfect pineapple sorbet.
Picking the Perfect Pineapple
The first step in creating a perfect pineapple sorbet is to pick the right pineapple. A ripe pineapple should have a sweet aroma and a firm texture. The color of the pineapple skin is not an indicator of ripeness. Instead, gently tug on one of the leaves at the top of the pineapple. If it comes out easily, the pineapple is ripe. If it is difficult to remove, the pineapple is not yet ripe.
When cutting the pineapple, make sure to remove the tough core and only use the sweet, juicy fruit. Using a pineapple corer can make this process much easier.
Making it Creamier
If you prefer a creamier texture for your sorbet, you can add a few tablespoons of coconut milk or heavy cream to the recipe. This will give the sorbet a smoother texture and a richer flavor. Another trick is to add a small amount of corn syrup or glucose syrup, which will prevent the sorbet from becoming too icy.
Freezing the sorbet in an airtight container and stirring it every 30 minutes until it is completely frozen can also help to create a creamier texture. This will break up any ice crystals that may form during the freezing process, resulting in a smoother sorbet.
One of the best things about pineapple sorbet is its versatility. There are several variations that can be made to give it a unique and delicious twist. Here are a few options to consider:
- Coconut Pineapple Sorbet: Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk to the recipe to give the sorbet a creamy and tropical flavor.
- Mint Pineapple Sorbet: Add a handful of fresh mint leaves to the blender before blending the pineapple chunks. This will give the sorbet a cooling taste.
- Spicy Pineapple Sorbet: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the recipe to give the sorbet a spicy kick.
- Alcoholic Pineapple Sorbet: Add a splash of rum or tequila to the recipe to give the sorbet a boozy twist.
These are just a few ideas to get creative with your Pineapple Sorbet. Feel free to experiment with different flavors and ingredients to make a sorbet that is uniquely yours.
After making the perfect Pineapple Sorbet, it’s time to serve it! Here are some ideas on how to serve it:
Adding garnishes not only makes it look more appetizing, but it can also enhance the flavor. Here are some ideas:
- Sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes on top of the sorbet.
- Add a few fresh mint leaves for a refreshing twist.
- Drizzle some honey or agave syrup on top for some extra sweetness.
- Garnish with some fresh pineapple chunks for a tropical touch.
These are just a few ideas, feel free to get creative and experiment with different garnishes!
Another way to serve pineapple sorbet is by pairing it with other desserts. Here are some ideas:
- Top a slice of pound cake with a scoop of pineapple sorbet.
- Serve the sorbet alongside a slice of coconut cake.
- Add a scoop of sorbet to a bowl of fresh fruit salad.
- Pair it with a slice of Key Lime pie for a Floridian-inspired dessert.
These pairing ideas are perfect for hosting dinner parties or impressing your guests with a unique dessert option.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Pineapple Sorbet last in the freezer?
If you store your sorbet in an airtight container or a properly covered container, it can last for up to a month in the freezer. And while it’s still safe to eat the sorbet beyond that, it starts becoming overly icy. With each scoop, you’re bound to get more ice crystals in your mouth.
Is Pineapple Sorbet vegan?
Yes, Pineapple Sorbet is vegan as it does not contain any animal products.
Is Pineapple Sorbet gluten-free?
Yes, Pineapple Sorbet is gluten-free as it does not contain any wheat or gluten-containing ingredients.
The cherry on top
Sorbets are a great alternative to ice cream during the blazing hot summer days. With the many benefits of pineapple, like a great Vitamin C source, low in sugar and calories, and a great source of folate and fiber, there’s all the more reason to try out this strawberry sorbet recipe.
Overall, pineapple sorbet is a tasty and healthy dessert option that can be enjoyed by all. With the variety of recipes available, it is easy to find one that suits individual tastes and preferences.
Try a few of these other sorbets:
You can also try different sorbet recipes using other fruits instead of pineapple. Strawberry, mango, and lime are refreshing summer fruits and make great sorbets with or without an ice cream maker. Take it up a notch and try fruit combinations!
Here’s the Pineapple Sorbet recipe!
- ½ pineapple peeled and cored (about 2 cups)
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- Cut the top and bottom off a pineapple and then cut away the peel. Then cut it lengthwise in four pieces and cut out the core.
- Cut it into small pieces and add about 2 cups to a blender
- Add sugar and water
- Puree until all combined. Add more sugar, if you need to.
- Transfer to a bowl and chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
- When ready, take it out of the fridge and make it in an ice cream maker according to manufacture's instructions.
- Serve immediately or put in freezer to chill.