Beat the Summer Heat with Pineapple Ice Cream!
Hey there, pineapple lovers and ice cream enthusiasts!
Get ready to embark on a tropical flavor expedition from the comfort of your own kitchen. Today, we’re swapping the familiar hum of the ice cream truck for the buzz of your own blender, as we dive spoon-first into the sunny world of homemade pineapple ice cream. That’s right, folks! We’re inviting summer into our homes, one creamy, Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple™ scoop at a time.
Making your own ice cream can sound like a tall order — almost as tall as that double scoop cone you’re imagining. But don’t fret, in our experience, it’s simpler than learning to hula dance. Plus, the reward is a delicious, tropical treat that even the most discerning ice cream connoisseur can’t resist. Even better, when you make your own ice cream from scratch, you can avoid the sugars and unhealthy fats that might threaten your summer beach bod.
Get your sun hats on and your blenders ready as we say “Aloha!” to a new adventure in ice cream making. Hang on tight, this is going to be one tasty ride!
Pineapple: The Coolest Fruit in Town
Here’s the scoop—while pineapple won’t actually lower your body temperature (sorry to those who were hoping for an internal air conditioning system!), it can definitely make you feel more refreshed. How, you ask? The high water content in this sun-soaked fruit helps to keep you hydrated, and we all know hydration is a superstar when it comes to keeping cool during those sizzling summer days.
So while pineapple may not be a magic thermostat, it’s a fruity, delicious ally in your summer heatwave survival kit. And let’s be honest, with 86% water content, it’s far more fun than simply drinking a glass of water! Bonus points for the vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and bromelain in every bite.
The Power of Protein
Before we break into our delicious pineapple ice cream, let’s have a quick chat about something equally important, something that’s the secret building block of our bodies — protein. Now, picture this, protein is like the “brick” that constructs the beautiful “house” that is our body. This mighty nutrient is working behind the scenes, crafting our muscles, shining up our skin and hair, and helping us bounce back from injuries. Talk about multi-tasking right?
But wait, the wonders of protein don’t end there. Ever felt that happy satisfaction after a hearty meal, keeping those hunger pangs at bay for a good while? You’ve got protein to thank for that! Protein helps keep you feeling full, so you’re not reaching for that extra bag of chips in the middle of the afternoon. That’s why you’ll want to make sure to add a scoop or two of protein powder to your pineapple ice cream, a few refreshing bites and you’ll stay satisfied longer!
- Blender or Food Processor
- Food Scale
- Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple (300 grams, frozen in chunks)
- Ice (275 grams)
- Jell-O Island Pineapple Dessert Mix Packet (15 grams)
- Xanthan Gum (3 grams)
- Almond Milk (100 grams)
- Fat Free Greek Yogurt (125 grams)
- Add all ingredients to your blender. Note that the xanthan gum is extremely important as it acts as a thickening agent and will “fluff” up the recipe.
- Blend on high until you don’t hear any of the ice cubes or frozen pineapple being chopped up.
- Make sure your ice cream is at its desired thickness. If the consistency is too thin, here are two tips to troubleshoot. First, add a few more ice cubes. Second, it is possible you have not activated the Xanthan gum enough to thicken the mix; continue blending.
- Serve in a bowl or cone. Enjoy!
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