This pineapple milkshake is made with fresh pineapple, vanilla ice cream, and fresh pineapple juice. It’s a refreshing and delicious summertime treat that is always a welcome addition on a hot summer day.
If there’s any season that requires milkshakes, it’s summer in Texas. Down here we do everything bigger, and that includes the weather. Between the blazing sun and the intense humidity that we can get, summer days can leave you feeling like you’re a lobster in a steamer. There’s a great way to beat the heat, though – milkshakes! I love making all kinds of milkshakes in the summer. I’ll make them when the kids come over to visit, I make them for guests at parties. I’ll also just make them for myself when the weather is particularly scorching. One of my favorite milkshakes to make is this delicious pineapple version. It only takes two ingredients to create a big, cold glass of the tropics that’s guaranteed to beat the heat.
This delicious pineapple milkshake is always a great choice on a hot summer day. It’s ready in a flash, and it’s so rich, creamy, and COLD! It’s also loaded with pineapple for a delicious tropical flavor. Vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice come together to create a sweet treat that everyone loves on a summer day.
Why You’ll Love This Pineapple Shake Recipe
- It’s rich, smooth, and refreshing.
- It’s only made with two ingredients.
- And, it’s a taste of the tropics in every sip.
Tips and Variations
This recipe is super simple, but I have one quality of life tip here that will make things so much easier for you. I also have a fun variation that you can try, too.
- If you have a coring and slicing tool, things are much simpler.
- Use different fruits with this recipe. Try your favorite berries and fruits like peaches. Can use coconut ice cream and top it with fresh whipped cream and a slice of pineapple too.
Pineapple Milkshake Recipe FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about milkshakes.
Where do milkshakes come from?
The modern milkshake was invented in 1922. Ivar “Pop” Coulson, a Chicago Walgreens employee decided to add two scoops of ice cream to malted milk, and just like that, the milkshake was created.
What ingredients do you need to make a pineapple milkshake?
You only need vanilla ice cream and fresh pineapple.
What are the health benefits of pineapple?
Pineapple has a ton of health benefits. This fruit is as healthy as it is delicious.
- Tons of nutrients
- Aids digestion
- Reduces the risk of cancer
- Boost immunity
- Eases arthritis symptoms
- Speeds recover after surgery or strenuous exercise
What other fruits go well with a pineapple milkshake?
You can add your favorite berries, as well. A little coconut water in place of some of the pineapple juice is a nice touch.
Why is my milkshake watery?
If you have a watery milkshake that hasn’t been out for very long, then you didn’t add enough liquid. The reverse is true for a milkshake that is way too thick.
How to Store a Leftover Milkshake
Place any leftover milkshake in the freezer in a tightly covered container. When ready to enjoy, take it out and let it defrost for about 20 minutes.
Pineapple Milkshake Recipe Ingredients
You’ll only need two ingredients to make this delicious milkshake.
- Fresh pineapple
- Vanilla ice cream, we used Breyers
- Fresh pineapple juice
How to Make This Pineapple Milkshake Recipe
Making this recipe couldn’t be simpler. The hardest part about it is simply prepping the pineapple, and even that is relatively simple.
Step 1: Prep
Cut the top off of a fresh pineapple. Then, use a pineapple corer and slicer tool (or a sharp knife), core the pineapple and place pineapple slices on a cutting board.
Step 2: Make the Milkshakes
Using a Vitamix or similar blender, add half the pineapple slices, half the ice cream, and half the fresh pineapple juice. Blend until smooth and pour into large glasses. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make more milkshakes.
Try This Fresh Pineapple Milkshake Recipe Today
This super tasty, super easy pineapple milkshake is fully homemade, so full of flavor, and so easy to make. With just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes, you’ll have a tropical milkshake that is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Whether you serve it for parties or an afternoon treat on a hot day, I know you and your guests will love it. Give it a try, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
Here are a Some More Drink Recipes to Try
Strawberry Peach Smoothie – A refreshing smoothie made with fresh peaches, strawberries, orange juice, and agave nectar.
Try this Frosted Lemonade and this Blueberry Frosted Lemonade from Great Grub, Delicious Treats. They’re both made with fresh fruit and ice cream, making them the perfect drink to make on the hottest summer days.
- 1 fresh pineapple
- 1.5 quart vanilla ice cream, we used Breyers
- ¼ cup fresh pineapple juice
- Cut the top off the pineapple.
- Using a pineapple corer and slicer tool (or cut by hand), core out pineapple and place pineapple slices on a cutting board.
- Using a Vitamix® or blender, add ½ the pineapple slices, ½ the ice cream and ½ the fresh pineapple juice. Blend together until smooth and pour into glasses.
- Repeat with the remaining pineapple, ice cream and pineapple juice then enjoy!
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