Refreshingly cold pineapple slushie with vanilla is made with frozen pineapple blended with ice. A naturally sweetened icey beverage, perfect for a hot summer day.
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What is a Pineapple Slushie?
A pineapple slushie is a type of frozen drink made from blending crushed ice and pineapple frozen pieces and juice.
Sometimes pineapple syrup is used instead of actual fruit pieces.
It has a smooth and slushy texture and is served as a refreshing, sweet, and fruity beverage on a hot day.
It can also be referred to as a pineapple slush or a pineapple icy.
This recipe is all natural (keeping in line with post cleansing read about my 369 Advanced Medical Medium Cleanse review)
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- All natural ingredients and no refined sugar
- Very cold, perfect for hot weather, looks and feels indulgent and is super refreshing
- Ready in minutes. I personally love this, as in a matter of minutes I can be sipping on a icy cold pineapple slush drink that can cool me down on a hot summers day knowing that is made with healthy ingredients.
- Dietary friendly - vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free, oil free, refined sugar free, flour free, egg free
Ingredients You’ll Need
Notes on some of the ingredients, the full list of ingredients and their measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
Frozen pineapple chunks you can either buy these from your supermarket or cut up a fresh pineapple into chunks without the skin and freeze overnight. If you’re cutting the pineapple yourself, cut them into small chunks for easier blending.
When selecting a fresh pineapple, make sure it is free from bruising (no super soft parts), overall the body should be firm to touch with a little squish. The tops should be lush and green and not wilted.
Pineapple juice either store bought or freshly squeezed. I tend to juice my own from the remaining core and some of the flesh. Which I store for a couple of days in the fridge.
Maple syrup to sweeten, you can add as much as you like.
Vanilla extract for a boost in flavoring. You can also use a vanilla pod.
Small Ice cubes are ideal as they are easier to blend. You can also add more ice to make it more icy, more sorbet like. Try adding another half cup
How To Make Pineapple Slushie
Blend in a high powered blender, I love using my Ninja blender (affiliate link) (though any high powered blender will do), add all the ingredients and blend until crushed and smooth.
On the Ninja blender, there is a frozen drink setting, which blends for 1 minute and is a combination of pulsing and blending.
After about 1 minute, the beverage color should be a pale yellow and look creamy. Ideally, there should be no large chunks of ice.
Pour into a chilled glass, give it a stir to even out the slush and serve immediately.
Keep frozen pineapple pieces in the freezer ready to use whenever you feel like making this drink.
Stirring just before serving helps to bring the juice and slush together, as there is some slight separation.
Serving in a chilled glass helps to keep this slushie cold for longer.
Rather than vanilla, fresh mint or basil leaves can be used. Only a couple are needed. The green flecks are pretty to look at.
If you like coconut with pineapple, try adding a tablespoon of coconut cream or a couple of drops of coconut extract.
Change up the juice, try using fresh orange juice or coconut water.
For an alcoholic summer frozen drink, simply add a shot of your preferred spirit such as vodka, tequila, or white rum.
A high powered blender, preferably with an ice crushing or frozen drink function. These functions typically are a combination of pulsing and blending.
Cut the pineapple top off and slice off the skin. Cut out any remaining spikes.
Cut the pineapple in half lengthways and then cut again so that it is quartered. Proceed to cut into small chunks.
Line a tray with baking paper or a silicone mat and place the chunks onto the tray ensuring none are overlapping.
Place the tray in the freezer and allow chunks to freeze (overnight). Once frozen, place the chunks into a snap lock bag and keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Use as needed.
Other Vegan Drink Recipes
Otherwise my mango pineapple banana smoothie is satisfyingly good, it's cold and dairy free.
Although not a drink, try my easy all natural vegan mango sorbet.
Did you make this? I'd love to know! Leave me a comment below with a ★★★★★ rating or tag @plantbasedfolk on social media.
Cold Pineapple Slushie With Vanilla
- In a high speed blender, add all the ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy. At least 1 minute. Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary.1 cup frozen pineapple chunks, ⅓ cup pineapple juice, 1 cup Ice cubes, 1 tablespoon Maple syrup, ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Pour into a chilled glass, give it a stir and serve immediately.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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