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When people around the world think of Hawaii they often think of pineapples. Paired with food like pizza or hamburgers and made into tropical drinks, pineapples have become the icon most associated with the islands. More than just flavorful, pineapples are the symbol of hospitality and there’s nothing more welcoming than the Aloha spirit.

Hala Kahiki (the Hawaiian word for pineapple) are often used as decoration. From pineapple plants in the yard, to furniture fixtures like door handles and hardware, pineapples are used as decor to give a gesture of warmth, welcoming you in as part of the family.


Which is why you’ll even find a giant pineapple welcoming guests and ohana into the KING'S HAWAIIAN restaurant in Torrance!

Pineapples are fragrant and tart, making them versatile for both sweet and savory dishes. However the best way to enjoy all the rich tropical flavor is to eat them freshly peeled and sliced.

As the heat dies down and summer comes to an end, celebrate the spirit of aloha with a refreshing treat. Pineapple sorbet is sweet and frosty and there’s no greater joy than a dessert in a fun push pop! Enjoy with your ohana and share this symbol of friendship - the pineapple!


Pineapple Sorbet Push Pops


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Plastic push pop containers


  • Make a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. When the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Place the pineapple and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Add the simple syrup and stir together. Place in the refrigerator and chill until cold.
  • When you are ready, freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon into plastic push pop containers, cap and place in the freezer until ready to serve.

Pineapple Push Pop