Simple Pineapple Sherbet

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
10 min
2 hr
10 min

6 to 8 servings

  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water or pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 quart lowfat buttermilk

In a small heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add the pineapple, sugar, water or pineapple juice, lemon juice and zest. Stir just until sugar melts. Let cool to room temperature.

Transfer pineapple mixture to a food processor, with 1 cup buttermilk. Puree until smooth. With the motor running, gradually add remaining buttermilk, until smooth and well blended.

Pour into a freezer-safe dish and place in the freezer. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Eat and enjoy!

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Could not believe so few ingredients could make such a delicious sherbet dessert. Her presentation was so simple that I knew I could do this. Thanks so much...Lynn Short item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prepared the Simple Pineapple Sherbet after watching Claire on Five Ingredient Fix. It's a healthy and yummy quick desert and the grandchildren loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe had way too much buttermilk i could barely tell there was pineapple :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
i just watched this episode and the shernit looks delicious but im not a huge pineapple fan...any way to try a different fruit? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really delicious but difficult to get out of the pan. Had to slice it rather than scoop it. Did I do something wrong? item not reviewed by moderator and published
While making this recipe, I was skeptical. I didn't change anything in the recipe. After I froze it, I had to leave the sherbet out for quite a while for it to become soft enough for me to scoop it. So I like the idea on here about freezing it in several smaller bowls and then popping each one in the microwave for a bit before eating. At first, I did think it tasted too much like buttermilk, but then the pineapple came in behind that and I thought it was the perfect combination of flavor. Now I can't get enough of it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i'm not sure where to add this information without actually trying the recipe.... but we can't just add useful information without attaching a "star rating" it seems. Like so many others that use these reviews faithfully, i'm not happy to see ( or be adding) a recipe rating without having made the recipe. however, all that being said ... i watched that episode recently and I believe she used 3/4 cup buttermilk (not the quart she menitoned and also seemed to use in the video. So I would try cutting that amount down to 3/4 cup & see how that works. I too wish they would edit some of those errors and comments from time to time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After seeing this episode and happening to have some buttermilk in the fridge, I wanted to try it. I didn't have pineapple, so I just used the method with what I had - I processed some fresh mango (about 1 whole, maybe a little more) and some strawberries with a little sugar and lemon juice/zest and add all the buttermilk I had - probably 2 cups. So more fruit and less buttermilk - but it was perfect! I wish I had written down all the amounts - just goes to show that the method is good as long as you adjust to your tastes! I'm trying fresh cherry (from our tree!) next... here's hoping it's just as good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my husband and he fell IN-LOVE with this recipe. It does have more bitterness than I'd prefer, but it just goes to show that it's all on taste preference. My husband got creative and added some Very Berry Strawberry by Arizona Green Tea to kick it up and WOW, he's in love with this recipe all over again. Recommendation: Freeze several smaller bowls with this recipe size and when you want to eat it, put it in the microwave for about a minute to soften it up just enough to start eating it. ENJOY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really wish I'd read the reviews here before wasting the time and money on this recipe! It was as hard as a brick coming out of the freezer and the texture was awful.. but not nearly as bad as the taste! It was very very sour and disgusting! What a waste of delicious pineapple! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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