Thursday, January 11, 2007

Pineapple Ice Cream

Last night I had a change of heart and made Fettucini Alfreda from VwaV. We threw in broccoli and sliced carrots. It was a big hit.

Last month our food cooperative had number 10 cans of organic pineapple on sale. After you eat all the pineapple, you're left with a considerable amount of pineapple juice. The boys are always willing to just drink the juice but I wanted to do something different with it. Here's what I came up with:

Pineapple Ice Cream (or if slushie if you prefer)

Combine the following in a high power blender:
1 1/2 cups vanilla soymilk
approximately 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1 Tbs vanilla sugar (optional)
1 tray of ice cubes

I mixed this in my Vita-Mix on high power for about 30 seconds. If the mixture is more like a slushie and you want it firmer, you can add extra ice cubes or throw it in the freezer for a bit. My Vita-Mix has a tamper that you can use to press the mixture into the blades while the blender is running. This makes it easier to mix something more solid, like this recipe. If you are using a different blender you might need to stop and scrape down the sides a few times.

This was a huge hit with the kids.

2 comments:

Celine said...

sounds incredible! i only wish my blender was as powerful as a vita mix is. alas, i went for a refurbished kitchenaid [or is it cuisinart?] that can barely do the simplest of all jobs. ah well. keep the super awesome recipes coming! :]

Johanna3 said...

i will try it for sure even that i dont have the vita mix, i love pineapple!
Thanks