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This pineapple slushie is a refreshing summer drink that both kids and adults will love. It's made with only 3 ingredients and is incredibly easy to make.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Pineapple slushies are refreshing summer drinks that everyone will enjoy on a hot day.
- This recipe requires only 3 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make.
- This homemade recipe is a healthier & cheaper alternative to a snow cone slushie.
- It is easy to add some rum or vodka to turn it into an adult beverage.
- Pineapple: This recipe uses frozen pineapple which gives the drink its slushie texture. You can use store bought frozen pineapple or buy fresh pineapple, cut it into chunks and freeze it. Alternatively, use fresh pineapple and add in a handful of ice when blending.
- Pineapple Nectar: Try to use a pineapple nectar or juice that hasn't been overly sweetened. You can also use another flavor that would go well with pineapple, such as mango.
- Coconut Water: Coconut water gives the slushie the right texture without making it too sweet. If you prefer a less sweet drink, you can replace all the pineapple nectar with coconut water.
- A blender to blend the slushie in.
- An insulated tumbler to serve the slushie in on a hot day and prevent it from melting.
- Reusable straws to sip the slushie with.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Add the frozen pineapple chunks, pineapple nectar and coconut water to a blender.
Step 2: Pulse the blender until the pineapple chunks are broken down. Don’t over blend or the slushie will lose its slushie-like consistency.
- Pineapple Rum Slush: Add in an ounce of white rum or Malibu coconut rum.
- Pineapple Vodka Slush: Add in an ounce of vodka.
- Pineapple Mango Slush: Replace half the frozen pineapple with frozen mangoes.
- Pineapple Raspberry Slush: Replace half the frozen pineapple with frozen raspberries. Or, add in a drizzle of raspberry simple syrup.
- Pineapple Basil Slush: Add in 1 to 2 tablespoon of basil simple syrup.
- Don't overblend the slushie. Unlike a smoothie, a slushie is supposed to have a thicker, uneven texture. If you blend the slushie for too long, it will end up too thin and liquidy.
- Add a simple syrup. If you want to add in creative flavors, as well as a bit of sweetness, add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of a flavored simple syrup. This chocolate simple syrup or this strawberry syrup would both work well with this pineapple slushie.
- Adjust the amount of liquid. You may need to add an extra splash of coconut water to loosen up the slushie and get the right consistency. If the slushie is too liquidy, blend in some ice cubes.
- Don't make it in advance. This slushie is best enjoyed fresh. If it is made in advance, it will melt and even though it will still taste delicious, it won't retain its slushie texture.
A ripe pineapple should appear yellowish (rather than green). It should also feel heavy for its size and be firm without being too hard.
Yes. If using fresh pineapple, blend in a handful of ice. Add more ice until you get a slushie-like texture.
Freeze leftover pineapple slushie in a popsicle mould for some delicious homemade pineapple pops!