Learning how to make homemade pineapple juice from fresh pineapple is just one of the many ways to enjoy this delicious tropical fruit. Making pineapple juice yourself is much better than buying it at a local grocery store or serving it at a pool bar. Making your own homemade pineapple juice is perfect for drinking alone or making cocktails!
Making your own pineapple juice is easy. Pineapple, a popular tropical fruit, is an excellent source of vitamin C. Also called ananas, this wonderful fruit is versatile and tastes sweet and tart, making it easy to create wonderful dishes and drinks. While it’s available year-round, pineapple’s peak season runs from March through July. I often buy a pineapple or two to make fresh juice or to add to my smoothie.
If you look in my refrigeration on any given day, you will find herbal tea – cold herbal teas made with fresh herbs or dried tea leaves – and natural fruit juice. I love having fresh juices available because they are another great way to enjoy them. Juicing and adding fruits to smoothies is a better diet choice since it can be inexpensive at times.
Juicing has been hyped for many years because it is labeled as the best nutritious way to consume fruits and vegetables if you are not into eating whole. One of the disadvantages of juicing is that you don’t get the fiber in whole fruits and vegetables that is in the pulp. Nowadays, there are juicing machines that are capable of blending whole fruits into a smooth liquid; this process is better. With that said, I would suggest also investing in a juice machine that would allow you to do so.
I have a NutriBullet, and my experience has been a good one so far. I am not suggesting buying one but merely sharing my experience, as there are several other choices on the market. If you have a good blender, you can also use it.
How to make the homemade pineapple juice
You are in for a treat if you’ve never juiced a pineapple. It tastes fresher and better than store-bought pineapple juice. The juicing process of the pineapple is simple. You just peel off the skin as it is not eatable, either remove or leave the center core, cut in chunks, add the chunks to a blender or a juicer with purified water, and blend. You can also add sugar, but that’s optional. With pineapple juice, it might be necessary to pass it through a colander.
This homemade pineapple juice recipe is a great way to reap the many health benefits of pineapple. Fresh pineapple is cheaper than a supplement, and this recipe makes your own juice in just minutes! You won’t see exactly how much sugar is in fruit juice unless you make it yourself — bonus: then you can add the amount that you like best!
- 1 large ripe pineapple
- 1 cup water
- Sugar to taste, and optional
- Remove the pineapple skin and cut in half to remove core. Cut in chunks and place in blender with the remaining ingredient.
- Blend then strain the juice us
- Serve cold, preferably.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.
Originally published on April 26, 2016. Updated to include additional content.