It’s getting hot already y’all and it’s not quite June. That tells me it’s going to be a sizzler of a summer. I’ll be looking for all kinds of ways to keep cool all while hoping my air conditioner doesn’t conk out on me. Since I don’t happen to have a pool with water misters, large polka dot umbrellas and giant doughnut floats to lounge around in an sip drinks while being misted (sigh, yes that was super specific) with giant black sunglasses, I’ll be making lots of frozen treats. Like these fresh pineapple granitas.
All you need to make this tasty treat are THREE ingredients. That’s right. A fresh pineapple, sugar and water. The hardest part of this entire recipe is getting into the pineapple itself. While you can do it with a sharp knife and some arm power, a PINEAPPLE CORER will make your job a whole lot easier and keep your manicure intact. It does exactly what the name implies. It cores the pineapple. You’ll twist the gadget or gizmo if you please, into the fleshy part of the pineapple and do the twist until you get to the bottom. You’ll pull it from the pineapple and you’ll be left with beautiful pineapple spirals and an empty shell of a pineapple full of juice. Pretty nifty right.
Once you’ve got your pineapple mixture mingled together, you’ll just pop it into the freezer and let it chill. If you ever had to rake the yard in your life then here’s where that hard core rake training will come in handy. You’re going to rake the pineapple mixture with a fork to get that flaky granita texture. And you thought raking would never come in handy! Tisk Tisk.
When you’re ready to make your own, grab a fresh pineapple and pop over to Dixie Crystals for our PINEAPPLE GRANITA RECIPE.
Disclaimer: I am a recipe developer for Dixie Crystals. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.