Slushies were invented by accident in the USA in the 1950s, and is a beverage made from flavored crushed iced. A slushy can be flavored with your favorite beverage, or with fresh fruits. In this pineapple slushie recipe, we opted for fresh fruits. It’s an easy, healthy and refreshing recipe you can make in summer. The texture is what you’d expect in a slushie—icy and cooling. The fruit adds freshness and quenches the thirst. Best of all, this slushie is served in a pineapple—you cannot get cooler than that! To make it you only need three ingredients: pineapples, raspberry juice, and ice!
You need to use a whole pineapple for this recipe. Look for a medium-sized pineapple as the slushie will be served in it, you don’t want it to be too big (unless you’re using it as a slushie bowl for a large group!). Raspberry juice is used instead of raspberries, as it creates a good texture in the slushie.
This Pineapple Slushie is super easy to make. First, you’ll need to core the pineapple (a pineapple corer works great for this!), to create a pineapple “glass”. The pineapple pieces you remove will be used in the slushie. Add these pieces with the raspberry juice and ice to a food blender, and blend until smooth.
This recipe will serve about 4 people. If you use smaller pineapples, you can make individual servings. Serving for a larger group? Just double or triple the recipe.
– This recipe is just as tasty when you add other fruits! Try strawberry, mango, oranges, or even kiwi. When using fruits with small seeds (like kiwi) remember to strain before pouring it back into the pineapple.
– Use other juice like orange or carrot juice, or add a soda like lemonade.
– Add a pinch of salt to bring out the natural sweetness of the pineapple!
– Fresh herbs like basil or mint will be suitable for this recipe.
– If you like something sweeter, add a bit of honey or agave syrup.
These Pineapple Slushies are best served immediately! But if you want, you can prepare most of the work the day before. Core the pineapple and store it (and the pineapple pieces) in the fridge until you’re ready for preparation.
You can also prepare and freeze chopped fruit, so you always have fresh fruits available for a refreshing slushie!
Cut off the top from the pineapple. Make sure to hold the pineapple with one hand to prevent slipping.
Use a pineapple corer to remove the insides from the pineapple.
In a food processor, put together crushed ice, two pineapple slices and some juice. Blend until smooth.
Pour the slushie into the cored pineapple glass.
Add some straws and serve.
If you can’t find a nice size pineapple, you can use pineapple pieces and the serve the Pineapple Slushies into individual glasses.