Create a DIY Summer Pineapple Cup

DIY Pineapple Cup - Politics to PlayDoh

Well, folks, summer is upon us.

(I know it doesn’t feel like it right now if you live in Utah, but…)

To prep myself for the summer months, this year I have the luxury of having just come back from Turks & Caicos. I spent an entire week there last month walking the beaches and sipping piña coladas in the sand.

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

Needless to say, piña coladas have been on my mind.

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

They’ve always been my favorite drink, but this experience brought it to a whole new level. When you drink them out of a pineapple at a Thursday night fish fry on a Caribbean island, it’s something you can’t really replicate.

…Or can you??

Last weekend, we went to Costco for the basics.

And that’s when I saw it: A giant box chock full of big, beautiful pineapples. 

I knew immediately what I had to do.

Hurrying to the produce, I grabbed two pineapples ($2.99 each?? Yes please!) and added them to my cart.

When my husband looked at me with that darling “WTF are we going to do with that??” look, I told him to be patient. I had a plan. 

When I got home, I was excited to get started!

I looked up how to make a pineapple cup,…and discovered that I need a corer.

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

Great.

Why would I have one of those?

Well, folks, in turns out that you need one of those.

I bought one online for less than ten bucks, and when it arrived, I found out just how incredible a pineapple corer really is. It’s like a whole new world when you know you can buy a pineapple for a reason now! (As opposed to temporary decor which ultimately turns into counterproductive potpourri.) And it’s so easy!!

The following are the way-too-simple steps to coring a pineapple. I’m serious. It’s life-changing.

 

1. Slice off the top of the pineapple (about three ‘notches’ from the top)

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

 

2. Insert the corer into the center of the pineapple

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

 

 

3. Then twist the corer into the pineapple so that the metal tab begins to drill into the fruit

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

 

4. Keep twisting the corer until you hit the bottom

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

 

5. Now, slowly (or not) pull the corer out of the pineapple

DIY Summer Pineapple Cup - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Summer Pineapple Cup - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Summer Pineapple Cup - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

 

6. Once the fruit has been removed, I like to take the handle off the corer

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

DIY Summer Pineapple Cup - Politics to PlayDoh

 

7. Next, flip the corer over and let the fruit slide off

DIY Summer Pineapple Cup - Politics to PlayDoh

8. Voila! You’ve got a perfect pineapple cup!

DIY Pina Colada - Politics to PlayDoh

 

You can eat the fruit in rings and use your cup as a festive vase for summer flowers OR you can fill it with a delicious piña colada! I’ve got your DIY piña colada recipe right here, folks!

Have you ever cored a pineapple? Now that you know you can, how will you fill your pineapple cup??

 

xoxo

Cara

 

 

 

 

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