Iced treats are a great way to cool off in this scorching heat and when humidity is at its worst. Fruit based frozen treats are flavorsome and at the same time guilt-free too. Tropical fruits are definitely my most preferred fruits for making fruit based recipes. If you don’t want to have fruits right away and you think they might get spoiled, best way is to peel and cut them followed by storing them in the freezer in an air-tight freeze-proof container for future use.
This time I decided to use pineapple. The three forms I’ve prepared here have the same recipe, therefore making it very hassle-free to prepare depending on the time you have. Pineapple Cooler takes the least time as you don’t have to wait for it to set. The recipe is tangy, minty with a hint of ginger. It is really refreshing and cooling! Hope you all like it.
This is what you will need:
5-6 slices of frozen pineapple (Cut pineapple into slices or small pieces and store it in the freezer)
A handful of fresh mint leaves
2 inch piece of ginger
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp powdered sugar (Can be avoided)
- Muddle ginger and mint leaves together in a mortar and pestle.
- Cut the core of the pineapple slices and keep aside.
- In a blender/mixer grinder, add all the above ingredients along with the ginger mint mixture and blitz. Give it a quick taste to see if it is as per to your liking. Make changes accordingly.
Pineapple Cooler- Now if you want to have it like a drink, simply pour it in a glass and relish!
Granita- For Granita, pour it in a freeze-proof container and set it to chill. Give it a good scrape with the help of a fork after every 1-2 hours. Don’t let it set completely. We are looking for a soft slushy texture. It tastes delicious with vanilla ice cream.
Popsicles- Pour it in Popsicle moulds and chill overnight. I have used paper cups here to support the sticks.
There you go! These are my favorite ways of having an amazing chilling experience. What’s yours?