I had an ice pop with this combination at the Pecan Street Festival in Austin, Texas, and thought it was the most amazing flavor! I recreated the recipe at home--who knew basil paired so well with pineapple?! An alternative is after blending everything, pour into ice pop molds and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
9 hrs
total:
9 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 quarts
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend the pineapple, sugar, pineapple juice, and basil in a blender until smooth; chill in refrigerate for 1 hour.

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  • Place mixture in an ice cream maker and mix according to manufacturer's instructions; pour into an airtight container, and freeze 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
AMAZING! I had high hopes because I had a watermelon basil salad a while back in San Francisco...but this was even better than I had hoped. I just pureed everything and poured into popsicle molds - no need for an ice cream maker if you don't have one. I can't even describe the flavor - it's kind of how pinapple and coconut come together to make a whole other undescribable flavor (pina colada)....this is the same thing! DELICIOUS and unlike anything else! Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
AMAZING! I had high hopes because I had a watermelon basil salad a while back in San Francisco...but this was even better than I had hoped. I just pureed everything and poured into popsicle molds - no need for an ice cream maker if you don't have one. I can't even describe the flavor - it's kind of how pinapple and coconut come together to make a whole other undescribable flavor (pina colada)....this is the same thing! DELICIOUS and unlike anything else! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I had no idea this would be so tasty. I wanted a way to use my bumper crop of basil and this is it. I'm making more and going to store it in the freezer. By the way I do not have an ice cream maker I made mine in a Ziploc freezer container. One batch I added extra basil and about a cup of milk...also WONDERFUL! this is an awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2010
Wow. This was unexpectedly delicious! The two ingredients together sounds crazy but man it is soo good! I made the sorbet without a machine - it's not difficult as long as you have nothing else to do but scrape the mixture about every 20min for a few hours. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2011
Great flavor combination! I would only suggest an additional step in the preparation: straining of the blended mixture. Unless you like pineapple pulp and basil chunks in your sorbet that is... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
While good enough to make again I'll halve the amount of basil next time. I thought using 1/4 cup overpowered the pineapple. However my pineapple was not extremely fresh and may have lacked some flavor to begin with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2012
Okay...let me start off by saying I did not make this...a good friend did but since I use this site and put a lot of stock in the reviews...I thought I'd review it. YUM!!!! I'm not vegan I'm not generally a huge fan of basil or pineapple but we had a dinner party last night and there were a couple of vegans so my friend made this and the pineapple/orange sorbet recipe from Allrecipes and this one was the favorite. The other was good but the pineapple/basil just was SO fresh and delicious that it was the preferred. The basil and pineapple compliment each other very nicely. I have added this to my MacGourmet (love it) Recipe program and will be making it soon. If you're on the fence about giving this one a shot I can highly recommend it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2013
Trying to use up my abundance of basil right now and ran across this recipe. Wow this is fantastic! My pineapple was perfectly ripe and sweet so I added very little sugar. No icy texture that I often find in making sorbet this one is just smooth and creamy. The first layer of flavor is the pineapple then the subtle taste of basil kicks in. I cut the recipe in half used my 1-qt. Cuisinart ice cream maker and had sorbet 20 minutes later. And if you look at how this recipe breaks down nutritionally you can eat it guilt free. I would definitely serve this to company and I know this will be made again very soon. Thanks for sharing your unusual recipe it's a winner in this house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
This is weird and wonderful!!! I served it at an outdoor picnic and it was well received. I might have gotten a little heavy with the basil but it's one of my favorite flavors. I did strain the mixture after I pureed it and certainly agree with the recommendation to do so. Don't be timid! Give this one a try!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2012
I mixed it up a bit and used a handful (maybe 1/4 cup) of cilantro instead of the basil and added a bit of vodka so it would be less chunky. yumm yumm. thanks for the idea!! Read More
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