It’s official, I am in love with my ice cream maker.  Probably because I love ice cream and sorbet so much – the ability to make my own is still just incredible to me!  Sorbet may be one of the easiest things ever to make because it has so few ingredients and involves so little work.  Simply puree the fruit, water and sugar and freeze in the ice cream maker.  Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits because it reminds me of so many wonderful vacations in tropical locations.  One bite of this sorbet and I can almost imagine that I’m back in St. Lucia…almost.

Pineapple Sorbet


½ pineapple, peeled and cored (2 cups)

8 to 10 tbsp. sugar

½ cup water



Cut the pineapple into chunks and puree in a blender with 8 tablespoons sugar and the water until smooth.  Taste, then add up to 2 tablespoons additional sugar if desired.


Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz, 10 Speed Press, 2007