Pineapple Sherbet

Summer is my favorite time of the year. I love the warm weather, the seasonal fruits and vegetables, and how long the days are. If it was summer year round-I would not complain! :) Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits. The tropical flavor always transports me to the beach. Toes in the sand, trade winds blowing through my hair, piña colada in my hand-there is no better place to be! Beat the heat with this refreshingly tropical sherbet before summer is gone…

Pineapple Sherbet

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  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups well-chilled milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  1. Trim core, and cut pineapple into 1-inch cubes, reserving 6 large wedges. Place cut pineapple in blender and puree until smooth. (should be about 3 cups puréed) Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water, bring the mixture to a boil, and simmer it for 5 minutes, or until it is reduced to 1/2 cup. Let the sugar syrup cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the pineapple purée, the sugar syrup, the milk, the lemon juice, and pinch of salt. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in freezer until very cold about 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer mixture to an ice cream maker and let mix until thickened, about 20 minutes. The sherbet will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer sherbet to an airtight container and place in freezer for 2 hours.

Source: Gourmet Magazine, April 1991

7 Responses to “Pineapple Sherbet”

  1. #
    soozer47 — August 27, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    My fave growing up. Thanks for the reminder!

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