Pineapple is a tropical fruit that works in many frozen dessert recipes. Adding pineapple to vanilla ice cream and milk makes a wonderful milkshake. It's a great summer treat that adds a refreshing note to the typical shake. You can experiment with the flavors and ingredients until they suit your tastes.
Gather the ingredients.
Add the milk and pineapple to a blender.
Pulse until the pineapple is broken up and incorporated into the milk.
Add the ice cream and continue to pulse until all ingredients are well combined.
Pour into a large glass.
Top with a slice of pineapple or some fresh whipped cream and enjoy.
- If fresh pineapple isn’t in season or available at your local store, canned and frozen versions will do just as well.
- Look for canned pineapple that is packed in juice instead of syrup, because it will have a more natural flavor and your shake won’t end up overly sweet.
- Make sure to defrost frozen pineapple before blending.
- Adding spices can be a great way to incorporate a little extra zing to your milkshakes. Pineapple milkshakes can be enhanced with a pinch of cinnamon or ginger. These warm spices make the shake even more refreshing and delicious. Don’t overdo it, though; an eighth of a teaspoon would be plenty of cinnamon or ginger for a recipe of this size.
- While this recipe calls for blending the pineapple until it is fairly smooth, you can always leave bigger chunks and eat your shake with a spoon. If you want it thick, blend the pineapple on its own first, then add the ice cream, then decide how much milk to add.