MMMmmmm… pineapple! Nothing screams tropics than a nice juicy pineapple! And nothing beats a nice fresh juicy pineapple!
(screw the canned stuff!)
You may try and convince yourself that the canned stuff is adequate, but lets face it- it’s not!!! Some fruits you can “get away” with the canned stuff, but not pineapple! Once you go fresh, you’ll never want canned again!
But how do you get through the chain link armor to the sweet goodness?!
You don’t really “peel” a pineapple. It’s more like mining for gold with a hammer and chissel! Though it probably seems similar to scaling fish as well- bits and pieces flying everywhere- especially if you don’t cut into the flesh enough! However, I’d take “scaling” a pineapple over fish anyday! At least you don’t have the smell!
But once you get into the good stuff- be prepared to pucker! Tart, tangy, sweetness- there’s all sorts of tastes in one!
I was stupid excited to try gelato with pineapple! I’m certain I’ve had it before, but combining it with coconut milk would be a taste of the tropics and perfect for the stupid hot weather we’d been having recently! Not to mention, light on fat compared to icecreams!
- 1 fresh pineapple
- 2 cans lite coconut milk, such as from Thai Kitchen
- Remove top, bottom, and tough outer scales and inner core from pineapple. Cut into chunks.
- In food processor, process until smooth. If desired, once pulsed a few times, remove 1/2 cup or so of finely cut pineapple to top with when serving.
- Add both cans of coconut milk and process until smooth.
- Freeze according to icecream maker instructions.
Note that I’m certain an icecream maker doesn’t have to be used, but it’s how I made it! The process of the icecream maker is to incorporate air during the freezing process, making it fluffier.
The pineapple flower I wanted to try after seeing a pictograph of making them- the link no longer works, but the “photo essay” is pretty easy to follow! The hardest part was cutting it thin enough without tearing and figuring out how long and at what temp to bake it at!
The ONLY way this could have gotten better was if I actually remembered to put in the Malibu Rum during the last 5 minutes in the icecream maker! Instead I used it like a sauce… which was just fine!