No Churn Pineapple Chile Sorbet

No Churn Pineapple Chile Sorbet ~ just a few healthy ingredients and a blender make a uniquely refreshing sorbet ~ the flavor inspiration comes straight from the fruit carts of Mexico. It’s gluten free, fat free, and so healthy. Serve this sweet and spicy frozen treat on a warm night and wait for the raves!

No Churn Pineapple Chile Sorbet ~ just a few healthy ingredients and a blender make a uniquely refreshing sorbet ~ the flavor inspiration comes straight from the fruit carts of Mexico. Serve this sweet and spicy frozen treat on a warm night and wait for the raves!

Fyi ~ this pineapple chile sorbet isn’t for the non-adventurous, the spice is pronounced…although I suppose you could tone it down if you like. If you’re a purist, pineapple on its own makes an amazing sorbet, just freeze the cut fruit and puree it, no need for sugar, or anything else. Personally I think the combination of the fiery spice and the frozen sorbet is not to be missed.

Pineapples are the new bananas when it comes to “nice cream”.

If you’ve always passed by the display of whole pineapples in the supermarket, take another look, they’re so easy to use, and so versatile. Search PINEAPPLE in my search bar, above, and you’ll find lots of good ways to use them. I’ve dabbled before with combining the sweetness of the fruit with heat. My SALMON WITH PINEAPPLE JALAPENO SALSA is one of the best summer meals anywhere. And we love our hot pepper jams and jellies here, so of course I made a uniquely wonderful a PINEAPPLE HABANERO JAM.

Pineapple is an incredibly healthy food ~ it’s low calorie, immune boosting, and full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In fact, there are unique health properties in pineapples that you can’t find in any other food ~ one great reason to stock up!


  • This protein-digesting enzyme is found only in pineapple. It has lots of health benefits, such as reducing the risk of cancer, helping wounds heal, and improving gut health. Bromelain is a meat tenderizer, too, so use pineapple juice in your marinades!
  • Bromelain reduces mucus and phlegm built up in the respiratory tracts and sinus cavities, and this, along with pineapple’s high Vitamin C content, and anti-inflammatory properties, is why my PINEAPPLE COUGH SYRUP really works!

Don’t let whole pineapples scare you, they’re easy to cut, and I demonstrate it in my video for PINEAPPLE JALAPENO SALSA, below. The important takeaway is ~ USE THE CORE. Just slice right through the pineapple, and use it all, the core is the most nutritious part and is completely edible. In this video I’m making salsa, so I’m chopping the pineapple very finely, but for this sorbet you don’t need to do that, you’ll just need to chop it in chunks that your blender or food processor can handle.

Now that hopefully I’ve intrigued you about combining pineapple with spicy peppers, would you believe I’ve even made PINEAPPLE JALAPENO POPSICLES? Check then out!

3.57 from 16 votes

No Churn Pineapple Chile Sorbet

Author Sue Moran


  • 1 pineapple
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder omit for less heat


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, foil, or a silicone mat.
  • Slice off the leafy top from the pineapple. Use a sharp knife to slice away the outer peel. Slice the pineapple into 1 inch slices, core and all. Chop the slices into bite sized pieces.
  • Arrange the pineapple on the baking sheet. Freeze for 2 hours, or until frozen solid.
  • Put the frozen pineapple chunks into a high power blender or food processor. Add the lime juice and spices. Process until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the machine as necessary.
  • Serve right away for a slushy, soft-serve consistency, otherwise, spoon the mixture into a loaf pan and put in the freezer to firm up, at least 4 hours.
  • Scoop and enjoy, garnished with fresh mint and a sprinkle of chile powder.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


  • Yes it’s hot, but the heat comes primarily from the cayenne pepper, leave it out and you should be fine if you don’t like things super spicy.
  • I know someone will ask, if you do this with canned pineapples, and here’s the thing, you MIGHT be able to get away with canned (if you buy the fruit packed in juice, and drain well,) but…why? Fresh are always available, and this is a very healthy dessert, so I say go all the way and get all the benefits and flavor from fresh pineapple.
  • Absolutely freeze this up in popsicle molds!
  • Lots of different fruit can be made into easy and healthy sorbet ~ try this Srawberry sorbet, it’s made with a touch of Grand Marnier! My unique GUAVA SORBETย  and my TANGERINE SORBET are made with just one ingredient!


Don’t forget to pin this no churn chile pineapple sorbet!

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    2 sisters recipes
    June 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Love this seeet and spicy sorbet Sue! You come up with some of the most creative recipes ever ! You are amazing!

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      May 22, 2018 at 7:34 am

      Thanks so much <3

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    June 4, 2017 at 4:50 am

    This looks fantastic. What a summer refresher!

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    May 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I love the sound of pineapple sorbet with a little heat thrown in – this is a must try!

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    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    May 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Looove this… and I just did this for a sherbet… (!! Pineapple on the brain !!). BUT, next time I’ll freeze it solo! Love this idea and the hint of spice! Thannk you for sharing, Sue! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    May 30, 2017 at 8:13 am

    fast fingers, slow brain – I wanted to add I made once a cantaloupe sorbet with cayenne pepper and it was very very nice. Indeed the heat is subtle, it adds just a little something something, so I’m looking forward to trying this pineapple version

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      May 31, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I hadn’t thought of cantaloupe, Sally, but that sounds really good. My dad always put salt and lime on his melon!

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    May 30, 2017 at 8:12 am

    oh, this sounds too good to pass

    I am grabbing a pineapple soon!

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      May 31, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I think you’ll love this one Sally ๐Ÿ™‚

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      June 4, 2017 at 4:47 am

      Made it last night! It is surprisingly smooth, hard to believe it is mainly pineapple and nothing else. Phil was not too fond of the pepper undertone, wants me to make a “virgin” version without it. I liked it the way it was – I omitted the cayenne, but the chipotle heat was enough for me. I am curious to see the texture of the leftover, now that it is in the freezer for a while

      great recipe! I might add some coconut flakes to the mixture after blending – could be a nice addition… I think

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        June 4, 2017 at 7:23 am

        The virgin version is great, I’ve made it. And I like the idea of coconut, maybe even some coconut cream?

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    May 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Loving everything pineapple Sue and this sorbet looks amazing, love the sweet and spicy flavors going on here. Your the Queen of great food.

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      May 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Haha, thanks Cheri, I’ll take that title :)))

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      June 7, 2017 at 9:03 am

      making it again this weekend! will let you know

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        June 7, 2017 at 9:53 am

        Oh yay, I love the quick feedback on this Sally!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    May 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I am so intrigued by this spicy/sweet/fruity combination ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll definitely be trying this one this Summer!

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      May 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Me too, Jennifer, I’ve been playing with it a lot lately, it just makes things a little more interesting!

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    Milena | Craft Beering
    May 29, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Mmm, I love sorbets and the flavor profile of this one is so tempting. Great idea!

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    May 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

    That’s like how I made my mango ice cream :-)) Love the pairing with chile here, Sue.

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      May 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

      There are so many different fruits that you can do this with, it’s an awesome trick, and so calorie friendly. I’ll try mango next, Angie…do you spice it, too?

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    May 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for this summer inspiration. Going to make it this week and report back:-)

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      May 29, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Please do Lynn ~ let me know what you think about the heat level, too!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    May 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to try this recipe! Spicy and sweet is a terrific combination. You are crazy creative Sue – and pineapple must be amazing in a sorbet – and no sugar too! Brilliant. Pinning and sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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      May 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

      This was an unexpected idea that came to me when I was going to do a plain pineapple sorbet, Tricia, and I’m so happy with the results ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend…

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