Ok, so I know I have mentioned how hot is here right now, but dang. It is meltingly, oppressively, stick your head in a bucket of ice hot. I simply cannot believe that just a couple years ago I was very (very, very) pregnant in this heat. All you pregnant-in-the-summer mamas know what I am saying. Pineapple coconut sorbet to the rescue!
I have to admit that ice cream and other frozen treats are not my usual go-to sweet things—I am a cookie girl—but at this time of year something cold and yummy is a necessity just to survive (am I being too dramatic? No, I don’t think I am). I have seen other versions of this really easy recipe (it is so easy that to even call it a “recipe” is misleading), but I have super simplified it for the
lazy easygoing days of summer when more than two steps standing between you and sorbet is just unthinkable.
A couple of notes about this pineapple coconut concoction: this is a very inexact recipe because it depends on a lot of factors (using ice or frozen pineapple, the texture you prefer, etc). Also, depending on the temperature and temperment of your freezer, you may want to simply make this as you need it. I tried to store it, but the freezer froze it too hard and the fridge kept it too melty (oh, but you know I still ate it). So if you need to make it ahead, perhaps keep it in the freezer and move it to the fridge an hour before you want to eat it.
Pineapple Coconut Sorbet
- Frozen pineapple (I bought a 16 oz bag) or 2-3 cups of fresh pineapple and some ice
- Coconut milk (I used half of a can for one batch, but you can also use the kind in the carton)
- Extra ice for thickening if necessary
- In a blender or food processor, blend about half the bag of frozen pineapple (or two cups of fresh and one cup of ice) with 6 oz of coconut milk. Add more ice if it is too thin, and more coconut milk if it is too thick.
- Either eat it right now, or stick it in the fridge to set up a little more.
That’s it! Super easy and super yum. I didn’t experiment with any mix-ins, but I am dying to because I think it could be really super delicious. Dried coconut would be amazing, and lime zest would be incredible. I am sure of it. I will be testing them out and letting you know just how yummy it is. Show me your spin on the recipe with #loveplushoney.