How to make a frozen pineapple daiquiri


I had a lot of pineapples, it’s the middle of Summer, so a frozen pineapple daiquiri seemed like a natural progression. I also had a friend banging on about how talented he is at making them but has never actually invited me over to taste his,  so I decided to whip one up myself and show him that I can do it too.

So easy. I don’t even have a blender. My food processor worked just as well, and they are quite lovely without the rum too – aka a virgin frozen daiquiri.

I use half-frozen pineapple and half-unfrozen. It just seemed to make sense to me to do it like this. I also think it’s an improvement on my friend’s technique of using just ice and fresh pineapples. All from freshly cut beautifully ripe pineapples, of course, I wouldn’t roll with tinned fruit here.

I assume a blender will work more efficiently, but in my food processor, I just kept it going until the ice was ground up and the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Almost frozen smoothie-like. It should be thick enough that it forms a soft peak in your glass.

Oh and I always have sugar syrup on hand for these spontaneous cocktail-making sessions. It’s important that it’s readily available because it needs time to cool. Make this by boiling up water and sugar in a ratio of 2:1 until you get a thick consistency. Once the sugar has dissolved completely, boil it for about 3 minutes and then allow it to cool. This can be stored in a jar for ages or years.

I think next time I might make things more interesting and infuse fresh mint or vanilla into the sugar syrup. Both go so well with pineapple.


This is enough to make 2 medium-frozen pineapple daiquiris.

Frozen pineapple daiquiri

A totally delicious and tropical frozen pineapple daiquiri recipe with a splash of lime.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes


  • 3 cups freshly cut pineapple chunks half frozen, half unfrozen
  • about 1 cup of ice or crushed ice
  • 60 ml sugar syrup
  • 50 ml 2 x shots white rum - optional
  • juice from 1 lime


  • Put all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, pale and fluffy.
  • Drink immediately


Create a chilli salt rim on your glass to add a dash of spice.
Servings: 2
Author: Sam Linsell




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  1. Dang, this looks delicious. I haven’t frozen pineapple before, will it still tastes the same if I freeze it?

  2. I am sure going to try this when it is summer.

  3. Hi Shobelyn, yes it will. The texture changes, but freezing fruit is a great way to preserve it and use in smoothies and recipes later (like jam and fruit coiuli’s)

  4. Hi Finla, yeah our seasons are all opposite 🙂

  5. I cannot stop looking at these, I had a pretty good one at Crystal Towers the other day…… my only problem with having two in a row is brain freeze….. lovely Sam!

  6. What a great tip, frozen fruit! Thanks

  7. Hi! I’m new to your site. Stunning, amazing, to-die-for photography. I bookmarked your site on my Bloglovin’ feed so I can keep up with your new posts!


  8. HI Micheline, thanks for the kind words and so glad you enjoy. I hope I see you around these parts soon
    s x

  9. These look delicious, but I have a question. I am trying to figure out how 50ml is equal to two shots. Here in the US a shot is considered 1.5 oz (44 ml), so two shots would be 88 ml. Are your shots measured differently?

  10. Hi Sarah – yes our shots are 25ml each (small) – 50ml for 2. I think add as much as you like but for me 50ml is more than enough.

  11. Pineapples are so naturally sweet. Do I really need to add sugar syrup?

  12. Hi Lynn, its a matter of personal taste, but with all that ice I think you do. Test and see without though? It would also depend on how ripe your pinapple is too.

  13. What exactly is sugar syrup??

  14. What exactly is sugar syrup?

  15. HI Nereida
    ‘Make this by boiling up water and sugar in a ratio of 2:1 until you get a thick consistency. Once the sugar has dissolved completely, boil it for about 3 minutes and then allow it to cool. This can be stored in a jar for ages or years.’

  16. Sam, thanks for the quick reply! Can wait to make this drink 🙂

  17. One more thing….does the sugar syrup need to be stored in the refrigerator??

  18. I’m thinking this might be good made with coconut vodka.

  19. Can’t wait to try this, sounds YUMMY!! May I ask where you purchased your drinkware? I’ve been looking for something extremely close to this 🙂

  20. Hi Melanie – I bought these at a flea market second hand. They are brand balloons.

  21. Wonder how this would taste with some coconut rum as well.

  22. Hi Jeff, I havent tried coconut rum but Im sure it will go well with pineapple 🙂

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