Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pineapple Basil Sorbet Recipe

It got into the 70's today. So that warrants a post about Sorbet...

The best investment I ever made was in an ice cream maker.  Because if you do your research (look no further than this blog - especially this summer) you can find some EASY recipes that get great results.

Enter in the Pineapple Basil Sorbet recipe.

I'm not going to lie. I got this idea from skulking around the Gelato department at Greenlife. And while I love gelato, I like these flavors more in a sorbet form.

This sorbet is less creamy and more icy which is so refreshing in the summer and spring if its warm enough. In fact after I made it I went and planted my basil seeds....We're going to need a lot of it this summer.

Pineapple Basil Sorbet
1 whole medium sized pineapple ripe
1 cup packed genovese basil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

Cut up the pineapple and put in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Puree until smooth and then put in your ice cream maker. It makes roughly 2 -3 pints of sorbet...

Bonus round: Take the top of the pineapple and place in a vase so its top resting in the water. After a couple weeks it will develop roots and you can plant it in the ground for your own pineapple harvest.

Its called added value, people....


  1. I love this nice recipe. You seem like such a sweet girl. Would you please make us a beef stew recipe? My husband would love it.

  2. Lovely combination! The sun is really beating down on us here and I would so love some of this now!

  3. Very nice, I've never tasted basil and pineapple before. It sounds like a very intriguing combination.

  4. I think I will love this one, what a beautiful fresh and summery color, great sorbet combination!

  5. an entire cup of fresh packed basil seems like a lot! Am I understanding that correctly? You're the boss!

  6. You can start off small with the basil if you want. I used a really large leaf basil which even when packed constituted a small bag of fresh basil you would buy at the store. But I'm a lover of basil.

  7. Hey Rosy,
    Just found your blog via I love reading through your recipes, etc. Question: have you grown your own pineapple this way? I'd love to try it. I live in S.C. so I'm thinking maybe I can really do it. Thoughts?

  8. Actually I have grown pineapples this way. However we lived in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. But I don't see why you couldn't do this in the summer in SC. When I was a kid my mother did this and continued to do so while we lived there. There is nothing like seeing the little pineapples growing.

  9. Thank you for this recipe! At our wedding just recently in August, we had a pineapple basil sorbet as the intermezzo and I was absolutely in love with it. Since then, I've been trying to decide what might be the best method to try it myself and so am so excited to try your version. Will let you know how it turns out!


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