The low acid and high sugar content make the golden variety of pineapple perfect for freezing. This extraordinarily refreshing 97-calorie dessert is perfect for serving guests as a dessert or light snack.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Halve pineapple lengthwise; remove fruit. Remove and discard pineapple core. Chop pineapple.

  • Place chopped pineapple in a blender container with lime juice and sugar; cover. Blend for 2 minutes or until mixture is completely smooth. Press through a strainer; you should have about 3 cups puree.

  • Transfer mixture to a 2-quart ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions (see Tip). Allow to ripen for 4 hours. Freeze.

  • To serve, scoop into chilled dessert dishes or frozen pineapple shells.


Tip: If you do not have an ice cream freezer, prepare pineapple mixture as directed. Freeze mixture in a shallow baking dish. Break frozen mixture into large chunks. Transfer frozen chunks to a chilled large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth but not melted. Return mixture to baking dish. Cover and freeze at least 3 hours or until firm.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving
50 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 12.7g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 11.4g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 3.8IU; vitamin c 8.3mg; folate 0.8mcg; calcium 6.1mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 6.1mg; potassium 52.5mg; sodium 2.3mg.

1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate