Fresh tropical pineapple juice made at home using blender makes easy, delicious, cooling and refreshing tropical drink for summer, holidays or anytime you have fresh, ripe and sweet pineapples!
If you don’t have fresh pineapples to make the juice, you may also use any popular canned pineapples like dole pineapples to make the juice (you can also buy dole pineapple juice if you do not want to make at home)!
However, making homemade pineapple juice from scratch using fresh, ripe pineapples is super easy and much cheaper and it’s totally delicious as well!
About Pineapple Juice & Pineapple Drinks
Pineapple juice and flavored drinks including cocktails using pineapple juice is really popular tropical drinks and you can use your own homemade fresh pineapple juice to make pineapple flavored cocktails or other drinks as you like.
Pineapple juice is also great to enjoy as it is or to make cocktail, smoothies etc and also great for making mixed fruit juices with added watermelon, mangoes, orange etc!
So if you have fresh pineapple juice at home, you can use it to make other drinks like cocktails, smoothies and more!
Pineapple Juice Health Benefits
Pineapples are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 and they also have antioxidants called flavonoids.
When enjoyed in moderation, they are known to be good for improving immunity as well as they are good for fighting inflammation.
However, if you have a pineapple allergy or certain medical conditions, it may not be safe to consume pineapples or pineapple juice.
If you are pregnant, some people believe it may not be a good idea to consume pineapples and pineapple juice.
Also, pineapple is high in sugar content so it may not be a good idea to consume pineapple juice if you have conditions like diabetes.
I am not a doctor so if you have any medical conditions or if you are concerned about any possible side effects, you need to check with your doctor before consuming pineapple or pineapple drinks.
Also, in this recipe we also use sugar which may not be very healthy as well, so if you do not want to use sugar, you may skip the sugar or use another natural sweetener like pure fresh maple syrup or honey as you like.
Cutting Fresh Pineapples
Though we love fresh pineapples, cutting pineapples can be quite challenging if you are not used to doing it.
If you know how to cut the pineapples in cubes or wedges, that is great and you can use the sliced pineapples in this recipe to make the fresh juice.
I prefer using a pineapple slicer which helps to make the job much easier and helps to slice the pineapple in wedges!
So once you have fresh pineapple slices, it is super easy to make the juice so let us see how to make the pineapple juice from fresh pineapples!
How To Tell If A Pineapple Is Ripe?
To make pineapple juice, you need to make sure to use ripe pineapples.
If you have green, unripe pineapples, you may wait until they are ripe enough to be used.
Ripe pineapples usually have a pleasant smell, will look light yellow color outside (with some green color as well which is normal) and when you touch, they will be slightly soft.
Unripe pineapples will be hard when you press with your fingers and they will look bright green in color unlike the ripe ones which are slightly soft and have golden yellow color outside or a mix or yellow and green colors.
Either you can look for ripe pineapples in the market, so you can right away buy them and use them to make juice or if you happen to buy unripe pineapple you may store them in your kitchen counter for few days where it usually can ripe easily.
So here is how you can easily make fresh pineapple juice at home.
How To Make Pineapple Juice?
To make fresh pineapple juice, we use the following ingredients.
pineapple slices 2 cups (wedges or cubes)
water 2 cups (chilled)
sugar 4 tablespoons
ice cubes 2 to 4 or as needed
for garnishing (optional)
2 pineapple rings or wedges as preferred
Step by step instructions
Place the fresh pineapple slices in a good quality blender.
Add sugar and chilled water also to the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Filter the contents through a good fine mesh strainer to discard any residue like leftover pulp from the preparation of juice (you may discard the leftover pulp or use it to make muffins, pancakes etc if you like).
Add ice cubes to serving glass cups and pour the filtered juice to the glass cups.
Garnish with pineapple rings or wedges if desired.
Serve immediately for best results!
If serving later, make sure to keep the pineapple juice refrigerated until ready to serve (it will remain fresh in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days if stored properly).
Fresh Juice Recipes For Summer & Holidays:
Below you can get the recipe for pineapple juice in detail.
Fresh Pineapple Juice Recipe
- 2 cups pineapple slices wedges or cubes
- 2 cups water chilled
- 4 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
- 4 ice cubes or as needed
for garnishing (optional)
- 2 pineapple rings or wedges as preferred
- Place the fresh pineapple slices in a good quality blender.
- Add sugar and chilled water also to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Filter the contents through a good fine mesh strainer to discard any residue like leftover pulp from the preparation of juice (you may discard the leftover pulp or use it to make muffins, pancakes etc if you like).
- Add ice cubes to serving glass cups and pour the filtered juice to the glass cups.
- Garnish with pineapple rings or wedges if desired.
- Serve immediately for best results!
- If serving later, make sure to keep the pineapple juice refrigerated until ready to serve (it will remain fresh in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days if stored properly).