Ok friends! What Im about to share with you, will very likely MAKE your summer. Its made mine and summer hasnt even started! But to be fair, its always summer here :) It is a wonderful invention called "Pineapple Whips" or if you are at the Dole Plantation, "Dole Whips"
But first, a little pineapple lesson. Did you know pineapples grow on a plant that pretty much looks like the top of a pineapple? One plant will only produce 1-2 pineapples and they take 14 months to grow. Thats longer than a baby! Here is Baker looking at a little pineapple, around here they dont grow in barrels but in really big fields. I would hate to be the one to have to pick them by hand!
And now for the whips!
I want to give a shout out to my super awesome friend Kelsey for giving me this recipe!
You will need:
1 fresh pineapple cut up. The canned variety wont do.
1 cup of sugar
3 T lemon juice
First cut up your pineapple into chunks
have your other ingredients handy
Put them all into the blender. I had to do two batches, just split it all as evenly as you can without getting two precise, just eyeball it. And blend it up!
Pour the mixture into empty ice cube trays and re freeze.
After the cubes are nice and frozen, put them into the blender or food processor. I had a hard time getting mine to really blend will in the blender so I switched over to the food processor. I think the blender would work if your cubes arent frozen really hard, just mostly frozen.
Here is the action happening! (Just keeping it real with my messy-ness)
And voila! Pour into bowls or glasses and enjoy right away! I prefer mine with a long tea spoon from my childhood :)
Just when you thought there wasnt anymore pineapple fun to be had...
Kristen playing the ukulele! Aloha Kristen!
The two cutest pineapples in the bunch!
Aloha! Jus doing a little pineapple hula. You're welcome.