Two Peas and Their Pod

Pineapple Sorbet

I am always cold, even in the hot summer months. I usually have to fight Josh to turn down the air, but this summer is a little different. Pregnancy has turned my body temperature up to high. I am doing my best to stay cool. I exercise in the morning to avoid the hot summer sun and wear cool clothing. I also have been drinking lots of ice water, eating cold watermelon, and going to the pool when I can. I have also been making a lot of sorbet. Sorbet is the perfect summer dessert. It is easy to make, refreshing, and the flavor options are endless. I recently made Pineapple Sorbet and is one of my new favorite sorbets.

The key ingredient in pineapple sorbet is obviously the pineapple. Make sure you pick the freshest, juiciest pineapple you can find. To peel the pineapple, cut off the top and bottom and then cut away the skin. Cut the pineapple flesh into quarters and remove the core. For this recipe, you need 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks. You can save the rest to make pineapple salsa or another recipe.

In a blender, combine pineapple chunks, sugar, and water. Blend until smooth. Chill the mixture for at least one hour.

Freeze the sorbet in your ice cream maker. We’ve had a few questions about what ice cream maker we use so I will answer everyone now. We have the Cuisinart Supreme Ice Cream Maker. It has a built-in compressor-freezer, so there’s no bowl to pre-freeze. It makes ice cream and sorbet making a breeze!

The pineapple sorbet is very smooth and creamy. It almost has the texture of ice cream. I can’t believe there is no milk, cream, or eggs in this recipe. If you like soft sorbet, eat it immediately after churning. If you prefer firm sorbet, put it in the freezer for a few hours and then serve.

If you are looking for a refreshing summer sorbet, try this Pineapple Sorbet recipe. I love cooling down with a scoop of Pineapple Sorbet. It hits the spot every time.

Pineapple Sorbet

Yield: 3 cups of sorbet


1/2 pineapple, peeled and cored (2 cups pineapple chunks)
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 Cup water


1. Cut the pineapple into chunks and puree in a blender with granulated sugar and water. Mix until smooth.

2. Chill the pineapple mixture in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Recipe from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

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83 Responses to “Pineapple Sorbet”

  1. Rosa — July 15, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    Exquisitely exotic!



  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 15, 2011 @ 6:16 am

    What a great refreshing summer dessert!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 15, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    This looks so super refreshing!

  4. Darla @ Bakingdom — July 15, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    I literally just gasped when I saw this! I soooo love pineapple sorbet and gelato! And pineapples are one fruit I can always, always get here! Thank you, Maria!!

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 15, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    i am obsessed with pineapple! this looks absolutely perfect for year-round, not just summer.

  6. Katrina — July 15, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    This is so perfect for summer. Love this!

  7. Bev Weidner — July 15, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    Okay, I need that RIGHT NOW. at 6:55 am. Right before mowing the lawn. I’d pour it over my face like they do in the Gatorade commercials. Big pile o’ slush right over my head at the completion of mowing. Oh, the glory.

    Maria, you’re so familiar. Have we met before? Ever been to KC?

  8. Maria it looks beautiful. I just cleaned a pineapple today. I also love frozen pineapple chunks. They really hit the spot for me. Love how you created sorbet!

  9. brandi — July 15, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    I love fresh pineapple, and this looks so simple and easy! Now I just need an ice cream maker.

  10. Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 15, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    I drive my husband crazy with that “cold” thing too. I’m always cold! We’ll see how cold I am when we arrive in hot & humid Boston tonight though, lol!

    Pineapple is my favorite. Have never put it in Sorbet! lovely!

  11. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — July 15, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    You’re hot on the sorbet train! I just saw your strawberry basil sorbet on Tasty Kitchen. I can’t decide which one to make!

  12. kelley — July 15, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Confession- I never make sorbet. Only ice cream. But this makes me want to give it a whirl! Looks perfect for summer.

  13. Mrs. Fish — July 15, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    So refreshing, I adore anything pineapple flavored!

  14. Radhika @ foodfor7stages — July 15, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I like your idea of keeping cool this summer. I have to make this sorbet. Husband will love this one.

  15. Kathryn — July 15, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    Sorbet really is the perfect summer dessert isn’t it and this one is so simple. I love it!

  16. DessertForTwo — July 15, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    So simple, yet so delicious! :)

  17. Fresh pineapples are so refreshing, this sounds like a perfect way to stay cool.

  18. Wow this is insanely simple, I wish I had an ice cream maker now!

  19. Mary — July 15, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    This looks deliciously refreshing, Maria. I’d love to have some on a hot summer night. I hope you have a great weekend.Blessings…Mary

  20. So refreshing and so healthy. I’m always cold, too. My husband just remarked the other night how cold my toes were when it was 110 outside. He’s my foot warmer. 😉

  21. natalie (the sweets life) — July 15, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    I think once I’m pregnant it will FINALLY be time that I’m not freezing all the time :) I definitely have the “cold gene”

    If this sorbet is anything as good as the strawberry basil, then it’s a MUST MAKE! :)

  22. Kim in MD — July 15, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    Wow…that looks so simple and yet so refreshing! And fat free, too! YUM! :-)

    Amanda- I see you have a Blendtec blender. Do you love it? Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — July 15th, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

      We have a Blendtec and love it!

  23. Jean | Delightful Repast — July 15, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    This was right next to my strawberry frozen yogurt on TasteSpotting! I love pineapple so just had to come on over! I have the Cuisinart ICE-21 and just love it. Might upgrade to the built-in freezer model one day, but this works beautifully. Pineapple sorbet is so refreshing – even your photo of it is refreshing!

  24. TidyMom — July 15, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    This sounds DELICIOUS Maria!! I’m making something similar today, but with bananas too!!…….perfect treat for this summer heat!

  25. Joanne — July 15, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    I’m always cold also! But I’m willing to sacrifice my body temperature for this. Pineapple IS my favorite fruit after all!

  26. Kathleen — July 15, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    I love how fresh and simple this is! YUM

  27. I love how easy it is to make sorbet. This looks amazingly refreshing!

  28. Deseree — July 15, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    I have never made sorbet before but I think I will have to after reading this. I’ve been a little on the warmer side now that I’m pregnant too and I think this will be the perfect way to cool down. I’ve been eating way too many klondike bars :)

  29. Esi — July 15, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    I have to make this. Love pineapple

  30. marla — July 15, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    Seriously I cannot wait to get my Blentec….any day now. This sorbet looks amazing!

  31. Erica — July 15, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    How amazing is fresh pineapple right now? SO good. I can’t imagine the things it does for this sorbet!! I’m still cold all the time…except when I exercise I sweat like I’ve never done it before!!! Craziness. I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend.

  32. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — July 15, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    I want one of these blenders! This looks fabulous, and I love the simplicity of it! Have a great weekend!

  33. Yum! Thanks for sharing. This looks amazing and SO refreshing! Going to have to pick up a pineapple when I’m at the store so I can try it out this weekend! :-)

  34. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — July 15, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    Mmm…Yes, please I’ll have a dish of that! Delish! I <3 Pineapple anything and this looks so refreshing and good. Adding pineapple to the grocery list now. :)

  35. sippitysup — July 15, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    So clean! GREG

  36. Teresa — July 15, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    I made pineapple sorbet other day too and I love it! I’ve been in a complete sorbet and ice-cream mood. The pictures look gorgeous, great colors and since mine already finished, I could have a scoop please 😉

  37. Kiran @ — July 15, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Aah.. this looks so refreshing. And easy to make. If only I had an ice cream maker 😉

  38. foodwanderings — July 15, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    Mmm. I made pineapple sorbet last summer and should be making this again thanks to you rreminder. Looks so refreshing.

  39. CouponClippingCook — July 16, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    This looks so good. So simple and made with fresh fruit…..I will for sure be making this!

  40. Amanda — July 16, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Looks amazing Maria!!! Perfect for this sweltering heat we have!

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