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Strawberry-Basil Pineapple-Ade

Photo: Robbie Caponetto
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Makes 8 cups


  • 6 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Bring 6 cups water and pineapple to a boil over high heat; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil leaves. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. 

  2. Process pineapple mixture and strawberries in a blender, in 3 batches, until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding solids. Stir in lemon juice. Serve over ice, or cover and chill until ready to serve.