There’s an easy answer to the grey days of home – and it comes from a blender. Enter the pineapple shake.
If you’ve spent time in Thailand, you already know the country’s signature concoction: the pineapple shake. We’d like to bring island life to you – with this frozen treat.
Thai pineapple shake recipe
We can’t *sugar-coat* it. Pineapple shakes in Thailand taste amazing because they use (A) perfectly fresh pineapple and (B) a ton of sugar. You can get passable results avoiding one of the above, but probably not both. So – how to make a pineapple shake?
Ingredients and equipment
First, gather your pineapple equipment and then quickly to bring your shake to life. Using a strong blender, blend the following to oblivion:
Fresh pineapple is ideal, however, quality frozen stuff will definitely suffice. Just avoid the canned stuff in sugar syrup. Approx 1 cup per shake.
Feel free to skip the ice if you’re using frozen pineapple, otherwise add a handful of ice cubes per serving.
How strong? Ideally, one that doesn’t make scary noises when you add ice. Blending the above ingredients in a Vitamix for about thirty seconds offers a pineapple shake that you don’t have to chew.
4. Sweetener (coconut syrup) – optional
Sugar syrup will make your pineapple shake authentically Thai but you can certainly you can skip the extra sugar if you’re a determined, healthy sort.
5. Tropical novelty – optional!
Word of warning: Once you’ve lived on fresh pineapple shakes – you can never go back to canned. Why not make a pineapple shake today, bringing your next Thai holiday that much closer? Enjoy!