5-ingredient Frozen Pineapple Lemonade, a frosty tropical treat for summer.
Sweet, Tart and Frozen!
What is more refreshing than a tall ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade on a steamy hot summer day? It could only be Frozen Pineapple Lemonade.
This amazing sensation may become your summertime go-to for icy cold refreshment.
This recipe requires only three ingredients, plus ice and water, to make a simple delicious thirst quencher.
Start with frozen pineapple. I usually cut up a fresh one and throw it in the freezer ahead of time. I like to buy pineapples when they are on sale and keep them on hand, peeled, chopped, and frozen for such an occasion.
If you are short on time you can buy packaged pineapple chunks iced for your convenience.
Let’s talk lemons. Real, fresh, whole lemons can’t be beat. Don’t even try to substitute a quick fix for this one. Plus, you need the zest as well. *wink*
The sweet addition, granulated sugar, is simple but if you are avoiding sugar there are other options. Agave nectar, maple syrup, honey, stevia, or Turbinado sugar to name a few.
I don’t recommend artificial sweeteners ever. The pineapple is sweet naturally so you won’t need much to sweeten this treat anyway.
Now for the H2O in two states of matter, liquid and solid.
How much of each determines the consistency of your Frozen Pineapple Lemonade. If you wish to drink your Frozen Pineapple Lemonade and love using fancy straws, add more liquid H2O than solid.
If you would like your Frozen Pineapple Lemonade so firm you have to eat it with a spoon, more ice than water is the key.
Begin with a ratio of 1:1 and adjust from there. If you have a powerful ice crushing blender this will be a cinch. If you question whether your blender can hold up to the crushing, just use more water than ice and pop it in the freezer until you accomplish the desired thickness.
Pull up a lawn chair, kick off your flip-flops, and chill your cares away with a frosty glass of Frozen Pineapple Lemonade!
Frozen Pineapple Lemonade
- 6 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 5 fresh lemons
- ½ cup granulated sugar or equivalent alternative sweetener
- 2-4 cups of cold water
- 2-4 cups of ice
- Zest 2 lemons and juice 5 lemons to obtain ¾ of a cup of fresh juice.
- Blend the lemon juice, lemon zest, sweetener of choice, and 2 cups water in the blender until thoroughly combined.
- Add frozen pineapple chunks in small increments, blending well between additions.
- Blend in 2 cups of ice. Taste and add more ice or water to reach your desired thickness. Serve immediately.
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