Our family is obsessed with pineapples as of late. From eating it fresh to adding it to smoothies and slushies. I can’t help but take sips from our smoothies and think Piña para la Niña. Could we be having a baby girl? I guess we will find out soon. For now, we are fighting the summer heat this spring, one Pineapple Strawberry Slush or popsicle at a time.
Make a Pineapple Strawberry Slush
The ingredients are pretty simple and you can always switch out the juice and fruits to customize your own slush. I like combining an icy mix with a puree. Here is what I use to make our Pineapple Strawberry Slush drinks.
- 20oz can Pineapple Rings
- 4 cups of Ice
- 1 cup of Orange Pineapple Juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 5-8 large Strawberries
- 1 cup of canned peaches with Syrup
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- Whipped cream
- Blend the Pineapple rings, ice, orange pineapple juice and sugar together until smooth.
- Blend the Strawberries, peaches, and sugar together until smooth.
- Add puree to your glass (about 1/4 cup) and pour in Pineapple mix to fill glass (about a 3/4 cup).
- Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
- Use any leftovers of this slush to make popsicles.
I combine the pineapple ingredients and blend them up to make the icy pineapple mix.
Next blend the peaches and pineapples. I find that the peaches help the strawberry puree to be that smooth consistency. I add a little sugar when the strawberries are bitter and also to add a sweetness to contrast the tanginess of the pineapple.
Once blended, it’s time to serve. I usually get 5-7 tall glasses of this pineapple strawberry slush. I add the puree first and then tilt the glass to pour in the pineapple mix for a cool split in the cup. The kiddos like when the two are divided so they can try to mix into a swirl.
The best part is, rather than trying to save it for later, You can pour the leftovers into popsicle molds to make a treat to enjoy later. My kids love when I make homemade paletas for them. These turn out delicious!
Serving these up in both a slush or popsicle keep the family happy and satisfied. I’m happy they’re easy to make. After all, Piña para la Niña, right? Stay tuned to see if our pineapple cravings are right.
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Be sure to pin this recipe to your smoothie/ slushy board for later and let us know what other flavors you like and create for your families!