Yes. Pineapple is an excellent fruit for freezing, especially juicy Sweet Gold pineapples.
Before you freeze pineapple, you must peel and cut the pineapple into chunks (or other desired shape) and put into airtight containers or freezer bags. The biggest mistake is thinking that you can cut a pineapple that is not peeled. Unless you have heavy machinery, you do not want to do that.
If you would like the frozen pieces to be separated and not in one large clump, freeze the chunks in a single layer on a cookie sheet and when frozen, put into airtight containers or freezer bags and place back into the freezer.
Frozen pineapple is great to use in smoothies and frozen drinks such as Chi Chi’s or Pina Coladas – just cut down the amount of ice used in the recipe.
If you plan to freeze pineapple for smoothies and frozen drinks, we suggest you cut very small pieces before freezing because it blends better that way.
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