The best part about food during the summer is the abundance of fresh fruit. I try to eat as much of it as I can during the months it is in season. One of my favorite fruits is pineapple. The canned variety just isn’t as good as fresh, and I’ve found that it’s worth it to get a fresh pineapple, even if cutting it can be a bit messy and kind of a pain to do. I knew that once pineapples started appearing in grocery stores, I wanted to make this sorbet.
Sorbets are so simple, and they are really the perfect summer treat. This was my first time cutting a pineapple by myself. It wasn’t that difficult, but it did get pretty messy! If you want to see a visual of how to do it, this video is very useful. I loved this sorbet and the way the sweet pineapple flavor came through. It also had a really smooth texture, just right for sorbet. I will definitely make this again, and I’m looking forward to trying even more fresh fruit sorbets this summer.
Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
½ pineapple, peeled and cored
8 to 10 tablespoons sugar
½ cup water
Cut the pineapple into chunks and puree in a blender with 8 tablespoons sugar and the water until smooth. Taste, then add up to 2 tablespoon additional sugar, if desired.
Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.