Savour the tropical delight of homemade pineapple sorbet with our easy and simple recipe.
Imagine relaxing on a sunny beach, sun beaming down whilst enjoying a refreshing Pineapple Sorbet, scoop by delicious scoop!
Pineapples capture the essence of a tropical paradise with their sweet and tropical flavour and they’re not just super sweet and tasty, Pineapples are incredibly healthy too. So it makes perfect sense to us to make a Pineapple Sorbet to enjoy them even more.
In this article, we’ll provide you with details on the nutritional powerhouse that pineapples are in regards to health benefits, including interesting information at its core and of course we’ll show you how you can make your own Easy Homemade Pineapple Sorbet.
If you’d rather shoot straight to the recipe and method, just scroll down to the end of the article, or you can continue reading to learn more about this delicious gift from nature.
Pineapple Sorbet: Easy & Simple.
When it comes to making homemade frozen delights, Pineapple Sorbet is a true standout.
What makes Pineapple Sorbet truly special is its simplicity. With just a few basic ingredients, a trusty ice cream maker, and some easy steps, you can whip up this refreshing treat in no time at all.
We’ll take you through all the steps so you can enjoy a taste of the tropics whenever the mood strikes.
Pineapple: A Nutrient-Packed Powerhouse.
Beyond its deliciously refreshing taste, Pineapple Sorbet offers a wealth of health benefits, making it not only a delicious dessert but also a guilt-free indulgence.
Pineapple isn’t just a delicious tropical treat; it’s also a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with vitamins and minerals, this tropical fruit offers a wide range of health benefits.
Pineapples are an excellent source of vitamin C, which can boost your immune system and promote skin health. They also contain vitamin A, known for its role in eye health and immune function.
Pineapples are rich in bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion and may reduce inflammation.
The fibre content in pineapple supports a healthy digestive system and can help manage cholesterol levels. Moreover, this tropical fruit is loaded with antioxidants, which can protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.
And if you’re watching your waistline, you’ll be pleased to know that pineapples are low in calories and a good source of dietary fibre, making them a satisfying and guilt-free snack.
So, whether you enjoy it fresh, in a sorbet, or as a topping, pineapple is a sweet and healthy choice that your taste buds and body will fully appreciate.
Pineapples: The Core Issue.
The core of a pineapple is said to hold the very best in nutrition, the problem is the texture and hardness of the core, which means we invariably discard it.
The core, or the central fibrous part of the pineapple, is edible and contains nutrients like fibre and bromelain, which is an enzyme known for its potential anti-inflammatory properties.
However, it tends to be tougher and less sweet than the flesh of the pineapple, which is why it’s often discarded or used for juicing or cooking in some recipes where the texture can be managed effectively.
Nevertheless, it can and should still be utilised in certain dishes or blended into smoothies for added nutrition.
Knowing how good Pineapples are, literally to the core, check out our quick and easy homemade pineapple sorbet recipe.
- 1 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 60g granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
- 35ml water
- Juice of 1 lime (optional, for added zing)
- Prepare the Pineapple: Start by peeling, coring, and chopping the ripe pineapple. Ensure there are no tough, woody bits left behind.
- Make the Sugar Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water. Heat over medium heat, stirring continuously until the sugar completely dissolves. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- Blend the Pineapple: Place the chopped pineapple pieces in a blender or food processor. You can also add the optional lime juice at this stage for some extra zing. Blend until the pineapple becomes a smooth puree.
- Combine the Puree and Sugar Syrup: Pour the cooled sugar syrup into the pineapple puree. Blend again until everything is well combined. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness if necessary by adding a bit more sugar syrup.
- Chill the Mixture: Transfer the pineapple mixture to a bowl, cover it, and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours or until it’s thoroughly chilled.
- Freeze the Sorbet: Once the mixture is cold, pour it into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually takes about 20-30 minutes.
- NB: If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make this recipe. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze. Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture vigorously with a fork to break up ice crystals, repeating this process for about 3-4 hours or until the ice cream is firm. Please also check out our post – Homemade Ice Cream: Without an Ice Cream Maker – to learn more.
- Serve or Store: You can serve the sorbet immediately for a soft-serve consistency, or transfer it to an airtight container and freeze for a few hours to firm it up.
- Enjoy: Scoop your homemade pineapple sorbet into bowls or cones and enjoy the refreshing tropical flavours!
If you’d prefer, you can replace the sugar with a natural sweetener, like Honey, Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar. Each brings its own flavour profile, so be sure to test as you go!
Feel free to garnish with fresh mint leaves, Basil leaves or additional pineapple chunks for an extra touch of elegance. Enjoy your homemade pineapple sorbet!
Pineapple Sorbet Ice Lollies?
You can easily make Pineapple Ice Lollies from your Pineapple Sorbet mixture.
Simply pour the churned mixture into Ice Lolly moulds and allow it to set in the same fashion as detailed above. You can even add a chunk or two of pineapple to the Ice Lolly mould before pouring in the Pineapple mixture.
These are delicious homemade treats that the kids and everyone will enjoy.
Most kitchens will have the majority of equipment needed to conjure up this Easy Homemade Pineapple Sorbet Recipe, but should you find you are missing any pieces of equipment, please head on over to our post – What do you need to Make Homemade Ice Cream – where you will find all items required listed, with some useful links provided too.
We hope you have enjoyed our article learning how to make your very own Tropical Taste Sensation, a Pineapple Sorbet. A simple, quick and easy recipe!
Please feel free to drop us a comment below if you have any questions and of course, if you give this recipe a go, we would love to hear how you get on.