I was going to use one of them to make carbonated fruit, but alas, my dry ice vendor was not packing any of the stuff. Therefore, I was destined to find another use for my pineapples.
So, I ate one. Then I decided to make the coolest drink ever.
This smoothie not only tastes great, but also looks great in its stylish carved-out pineapple cup. Perfect for a summer BBQ!
Here's what you'll need:
- A Pineapple (a real one; we'll be using the shell)
- About 5-7 medium sized strawberries
- 50 mL of orange juice
- A banana
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Step 1: Cut It
Cut off the top of the pineapple with about an inch or two of the meat still intact. Plant the top using wolfboy111's Instructable or save it for later for a lid.
Cut out the center of the pineapple. This part is tough and you want to dispose of it.
Get the rest of the pineapple insides out and put them in a bowl. Initially, I tried using a knife, but later utilized a spoon to finish the job. Because of my sloppy job, it kinda looks like apple sauce in the bowl.
Make sure you keep the outer shell in tact. Look at the pictures if you are having trouble visualizing this.
Step 2: Blend It
Yep. Put in the pineapple guts, strawberries, banana, and the 50 milliliters of OJ. Adjust the orange juice levels as per personal taste. 50 mL makes for quite a thick smoothie, the way I like it.
Blend everything together except for the ice until there is an even consistency. Then grab 5 cubes of ice and throw them in. Pulse the mixture until there are small chunks of ice.
The idea is to put in crushed ice, so if you have an ice crusher already, use that. Usually when you just throw the cubes in, you get big chunks or they just turn into water.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Pour the concoction back into the carved out pineapple. If you saved the lid, cut out a straw hole of two and place it back on top (notches would also help keep the lid in place.
Share your drink with others! Then take it some place nice, and take pictures in the sun. Cheers.