Pineapple Juice Recipe

// This homemade Pineapple Juice is a refreshingly sweet and a bit tangy, super healthy drink made with just 4 simple ingredients.



This Pineapple Juice is a refreshingly sweet and a bit tangy, super healthy drink made with just 4 simple ingredients — fresh pineapple, lemon, sugar, and salt. It is a perfect revitalizing and nutrient-rich drink to sip on a hot sunny day or any other day.

Fresh Homemade Pineapple Juice is a tropical treat that has the right amount of sweetness and tartness made from real fresh pineapples. 

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On this page, you’ll get the step-by-step picture and video recipe on How to make Pineapple Juice with some awesome tips, tricks, and variations that will help you make a perfect homemade pineapple juice each time.

About Pineapple Juice

Every single sip of this undoubtedly satisfying and nutrient-rich pineapple juice would not only freshen you up but it also tastes amazing and is laden with tons of health benefits.

This simple and easy recipe for homemade juice makes the best fresh juice each time. 

It has no added color or preservatives. Plus, it is made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients. 

Make this pineapple juice or ananas juice at home for yourself when you want to sip something rejuvenating or make it for kids as an after-school hydrating drink. You can even serve it at BBQ parties or summer get-togethers.

Just make it once and you’ll stop buying it from the stores.

I have made this juice using a juicer, but you can also make it in a blender. I have given instructions on how to make juice in a blender in the recipe box.

pineapple juice glass topped with a lemon slice and a bottle in the background

This Pineapple Juice

✓ is simple and easy to make

✓ is made with 4 simple ingredients

✓ is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free

✓ is also suitable for plant-based diets

✓ is super healthy, refreshing, and delicious

✓ is entirely made from scratch

✓ is an ultimate favorite go-to homemade juice

✓ has the right balance of sweet, tangy, and tart flavors

✓ can be served with breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner 

Benefits of Pineapple Juice

You might be wondering if there are any health benefits of fresh juice? Or Is pineapple juice good for you? Yes, it is definitely good for you. 

Pineapple is a sweet, tart, and tropical fruit that not only tastes good but is also packed with highly beneficial nutrients. Drinking a fresh glass of juice can aid in many health benefits. Research says that you can get 30% of your daily vitamin C dose just by drinking a glass of detox juice

Below are some amazing benefits of drinking pineapple juice:

Benefits:

  • It is packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

  • It boosts Immune System and fights against inflammation.

  • It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

  • It improves bone health, vision, and blood circulation.

  • It is good for the skin and helps to detoxify the body.

  • It lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of a heart attack.

  • It helps in better digestion and reduces bloating and menstrual cramps.

  • It is good for your overall well-being and the growth of your body.

  • It has bromelain that may reduce the risks of cancer and also it can fight free radicals and cancerous cells.

  • It improves blood circulation and reduces asthma symptoms

two pineapple juice glasses in a plate with half lemon and ice cubes

How to make Pineapple Juice

Making pineapple juice is very easy and simple. This is how you can make this homemade juice in 6 steps:

Step 1: Peel and slice your pineapple. You can also cut them in chunks.

Step 2: Peel lemons and keep them aside.

Step 3: Add pineapple slices to a fruit juicer and juice. Also, add lemon and juice.

Step 4: Transfer pineapple juice to a pitcher. Then dilute it with some water.

Step 5: Also, add sugar and salt. Stir well until dissolved.

Step 6: Add ice cubes to glasses and pour fresh pineapple juice. Serve immediately. 

For a full list of Pineapple Juice recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.

two pineapple juice glasses in a plate with half lemon and ice cubes

Ingredients

For making this refreshing juice you’ll need a handful of fresh ingredients which are easily accessible. 

These ingredients are:

Pineapples:

Make sure to use the fresh and ripe pineapples for making the best-tasting juice. You can also use canned pineapple for making this juice. But the fresh pineapples make the best juice. 

Lemon or lime:

A little amount of citrus juice adds a bit of tartness and enhances the flavors of this juice. You can also add other citrus fruits such as mandarin or oranges to this pineapple juice recipe.  

Sweetener:

I have added some white sugar to this easy juice recipe. However, adding sweetener is completely optional in this recipe. If you don’t want to add sugar then you can omit it or replace it with healthy sugar alternatives.

Salt:

Adding some black salt balances the sweet and tangy flavors of this delicious juice and makes it taste even more delicious. If you don’t have black salt then you can also add Himalayan salt or any other rock salt of your choice.

Water and ice:

I have also added about 1.5 cups of water to dilute this juice. Also, I like to serve this juice over ice, so I added a few ice cubes in the glasses before pouring the juice. If you don’t want to add the ice cubes then chill the juice in the refrigerator.

Love Pineapples? Then apart from making juice, you can also use it in delicious recipes. Check out these amazing Pineapple Recipes: Pineapple Coconut Smoothie, Pineapple Salsa Papadum Cones, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, Spiced Rice Lentils with Grilled Pineapple, Butternut Spaghetti Squash Pineapple Bean Boats, Pineapple Raita, Quick and Easy Kiwi Pineapple Honey Yogurt Parfait, and Banana Pineapple Upside Down Cake

overhead shot of two pineapple juice glasses and a bottle in a plate and a pineapple and pitcher on the side

How to make Pineapple Juice in a blender

Add chopped pineapple pieces to a blender along with lemon, sugar, and water. Blend until smooth and frothy.

Now, strain the freshly made pineapple juice using a fine-mesh strainer. Discard the fibrous pulp. You can adjust the consistency of juice by adding more water. Serve over ice cubes.

How to make Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice

To make cold-pressed pineapple juice you need to use a cold-pressed juicer instead of a regular juicer and juice according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Spicing variations

I have added some black salt to this pineapple juice. To take the taste of this juice to the next level, you can also add some other seasonings such as:

Pineapple juice splashing from a glass

How to cut a Pineapple

Cutting a fresh pineapple might seem a bit tricky, but it’s easy when you follow some basic principles. When cutting a pineapple, you need to use a sturdy chopping board and a sharp chef’s knife.

To cut, lay the pineapple on its side on a wooden chopping board. After that, cut off the top and bottom. After that, place the pineapple upright and then divide it into portions. 

Now remove the skin from top to bottom. Also, remove the eyes of the pineapple. Then simply slice the pineapples. 

Serving Suggestions

You can serve juice with almost any meal. You can serve it along with breakfast, brunch, or even along with lunch and dinner. You can also pack it for your walks or trekking. Basically, you can serve it any time of the day.

This juice also goes well with this pineapple ladoo

pineapple juice glass in a plate with the juice bottle and a female holding the juice glass in the background

Anupama’s expert tips and tricks to make the best fresh pineapple juice

1. I have added some water and ice cubes to adjust the consistency and to make the juice chilled. However, if you don’t want to dilute the juice then you can omit the water and ice cubes.

2. Feel free to add your favorite alcohol to make some adult pineapple cocktails.

3. You can garnish this juice with some fresh herbs, lemon, lime, or pineapple slices.

4. I have added some sugar to this juice recipe, but you can also add simple syrup. If you are adding simple syrup then reduce the amount of water.

5. For making homemade juice, you can also use pre-cut pineapples to save some time. 

6. If you like thick juice, then omit to add any water. 

7. I like chilled juice, so I use the chilled pineapple for making juice. Also, you can skip the ice cubes if you don’t like chilled juice. Simply serve this juice at room temperature. 

9. Pineapple is the main ingredient of this juice recipe, so make sure to buy the perfectly ripe and juicy pineapple.  Tip 10. I have made this juice in a juicer, but you can also make it in a blender.

11. To add extra zing, you can also juice ginger and mint along with pineapple in this juice recipe.

12. Adding salt is optional in this juice recipe.

pineapple juice in a plate with a cherry and lemon on the side

FAQ

What are healthier sugar alternatives for the Pineapple Juice recipe?

Adding sugar to this juice is completely optional, so if you are cutting on the sugar then you can avoid adding it. Or if your pineapples are super sweet then also you can skip adding sweetener. 

I have added some granulated sugar, however, you can swap it with:

  • Coconut Sugar

  • Palm Sugar

  • Brown Sugar

  • Maple Syrup

  • Agave Nectar 

  • Honey

What other fruits or vegetables can be added to pineapple juice?

This juice recipe has some lemon juice. But you can also add other fruits and vegetables to this juice. Below are some ideas on what else can be added to this juice:

  • Citruses like lime, oranges, mandarin, or tangelo

  • Fruits such as mango, papaya, grapes, apples, peaches, or pomegranate

  • Vegetables: beetroot, kale, or spinach

How to choose pineapple for making Pineapple Juice

There are only a few things you need to consider when it comes to picking the right pineapple. The most important thing is the fresh and ripe smell of pineapple. If a pineapple smells good, it certainly tastes good. 

Below are some pointers to keep in mind when buying pineapples:

  • For making juice, always buy a fresh and ripe pineapple that smells good. Avoid buying pineapples that have no scent, because they usually taste bland. 

  • Generally, yellowish pineapples are at the peak of ripeness. So I usually pick pineapples which have a yellow base and green leaves. They taste fresh, sweet, and juicy.

  • Avoid buying the orangish pineapples, sometimes they might taste rotten or fermented. 

  • Make sure that pineapple feels heavy for its size. They are the best.

  • Pineapple should be firm to touch when squeezed or pressed with a thumb. However, it should not be too firm as they are unripe.

  • There shouldn’t be any soft spots, or they shouldn’t be mushy. The soft spots or bruises indicate an overripe or bruising stage of ripeness.

Why is homemade pineapple juice better than store-bought juice?

Homemade anything is better than packed foods. In bottled juice, there are a lot of added preservatives, chemicals, and colors. But homemade juice is pure, it has no added flavors, colors, or preservatives. And it is natively rich in vitamins and minerals. 

Also, bottled juices have tons of sugar, but in homemade juice, you can choose whether you want to add any sweetener or not.

Homemade pineapple juice tastes much more fresh and delicious. Plus, you would feel an instant boost in energy after drinking homemade juice. 

Can I store Pineapple Juice?

Many people wonder How Long Does Fresh Pineapple Juice Last? This is a freshly squeezed juice that tastes best when consumed immediately. I have added lemon juice to this recipe. This is because adding lemon juice slows down the oxidation process. 

However, it starts to lose its flavor and freshness after a couple of days. It might also turn bitter after a couple of days. So refrigerate it only for up to 1-2 days in an air-tight container.

How to make a Pineapple Cocktail?

If you are a fan of cocktails, then you should try making juice cocktails by adding some alcohol to this Homemade juice recipe. To make a pineapple cocktail, you can add some vodka, rum, orange liquor, coconut liquor, or Brazilian or Colombian sugar cane liquor.

Can you drink Pineapple Juice every day?

Technically you can, but I won’t suggest you do it. This is because it has bromelain enzyme, and overdrinking might cause rashes, vomiting, or diarrhea. Thus, it is suggested to drink it in moderation. 

Pineapple Juice Recipe (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Pineapple Juice

  1. To cut, lay the pineapple on its side on a wooden chopping board. Using a sharp chef’s knife, trim off the top and bottom of the pineapple.

  2. Then place the pineapple upright and then divide it into portions. Now remove the skin (thick outer layer) from top to bottom.

  3. Slice the pineapple or chop it into chunks. Once done, keep them aside.

  4. Now, roll the lemon on the chopping board. This softens the lemon. Also, peel off the skin and roughly chop them.

  5. Add pineapple slices and lemon to a fruit juicer and juice.

  6. Transfer pineapple juice to a pitcher. Also, add 1.5 cups of water to dilute and adjust the thickness of the juice. Adding water is optional though.

  7. Now add sugar and black salt to the pitcher and stir until sugar dissolves completely. You can also use simple syrup instead of sugar.

  8. Add ice cubes to serving glasses. Pour pineapple juice into glasses and garnish with lemon pineapple slices or mint leaves. Stir and enjoy chilled.

How to make pineapple juice in a blender

  1. Add pineapple chunks to a food processor or blender along with lemon pieces, water, and sugar.

  2. Blend until smooth and frothy. There should not be any chunks of fruit in the mix.

  3. Be sure to press out all the juice from the cheesecloth.

  4. Now, strain the freshly made pineapple juice using a fine-mesh strainer cheesecloth. Make sure to press out all the juice. Discard the fibrous pulp.

  5. Add salt to taste and mix well to combine. At this point, you can adjust the consistency of juice by adding more water.

  6. Serve pineapple juice immediately over ice cubes.

This Pineapple Juice is a refreshingly sweet and a bit tangy, super healthy drink made with just 4 simple ingredients.


Pineapple Juice Recipe (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Pineapple Juice

  1. To cut, lay the pineapple on its side on a wooden chopping board. Using a sharp chef’s knife, trim off the top and bottom of the pineapple.
  2. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-1 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  3. Then place the pineapple upright and then divide it into portions. Now remove the skin (thick outer layer) from top to bottom.
  4. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-2 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  5. Slice the pineapple or chop it into chunks. Once done, keep them aside.
  6. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-3 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  7. Now, roll the lemon on the chopping board. This softens the lemon. Also, peel off the skin and roughly chop them.
  8. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-4 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  9. Add pineapple slices and lemon to a fruit juicer and juice.
  10. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-5 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  11. Transfer pineapple juice to a pitcher. Also, add 1.5 cups of water to dilute and adjust the thickness of the juice. Adding water is optional though.
  12. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-6 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  13. Now add sugar and black salt to the pitcher and stir until sugar dissolves completely. You can also use simple syrup instead of sugar.
  14. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-7 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  15. Add ice cubes to serving glasses. Pour pineapple juice into glasses and garnish with lemon pineapple slices or mint leaves. Stir and enjoy chilled.
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How to make pineapple juice in a blender

  1. Add pineapple chunks to a food processor or blender along with lemon pieces, water, and sugar.
  2. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-1 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  3. Blend until smooth and frothy. There should not be any chunks of fruit in the mix.
  4. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-2 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  5. Be sure to press out all the juice from the cheesecloth.
  6. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-3 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  7. Now, strain the freshly made pineapple juice using a fine-mesh strainer cheesecloth. Make sure to press out all the juice. Discard the fibrous pulp.
  8. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-4 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  9. Add salt to taste and mix well to combine. At this point, you can adjust the consistency of juice by adding more water.
  10. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-5 for Pineapple Juice Recipe
  11. Serve pineapple juice immediately over ice cubes.
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Recipe Card


Pineapple Juice Recipe [Recipe]

Recipe Image
This homemade Pineapple Juice is a refreshingly sweet and a bit tangy, super healthy drink made with just 4 simple ingredients.
★★★★★
(Rating: 5 from 3 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks International 8 glasses
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
62 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Pineapple Juice
  • 2 medium-sized fresh pineapple
  • 2 lemons or lime (optional)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • Salt, to taste (optional), I used black salt
  • Ice cubes (for serving)

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Pineapple Juice
  1. To cut, lay the pineapple on its side on a wooden chopping board. Using a sharp chef’s knife, trim off the top and bottom of the pineapple.
  2. Then place the pineapple upright and then divide it into portions. Now remove the skin (thick outer layer) from top to bottom.
  3. Slice the pineapple or chop it into chunks. Once done, keep them aside.
  4. Now, roll the lemon on the chopping board. This softens the lemon. Also, peel off the skin and roughly chop them.
  5. Add pineapple slices and lemon to a fruit juicer and juice.
  6. Transfer pineapple juice to a pitcher. Also, add 1.5 cups of water to dilute and adjust the thickness of the juice. Adding water is optional though.
  7. Now add sugar and black salt to the pitcher and stir until sugar dissolves completely. You can also use simple syrup instead of sugar.
  8. Add ice cubes to serving glasses. Pour pineapple juice into glasses and garnish with lemon pineapple slices or mint leaves. Stir and enjoy chilled.
How to make pineapple juice in a blender
  1. Add pineapple chunks to a food processor or blender along with lemon pieces, water, and sugar.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy. There should not be any chunks of fruit in the mix.
  3. Be sure to press out all the juice from the cheesecloth.
  4. Now, strain the freshly made pineapple juice using a fine-mesh strainer cheesecloth. Make sure to press out all the juice. Discard the fibrous pulp.
  5. Add salt to taste and mix well to combine. At this point, you can adjust the consistency of juice by adding more water.
  6. Serve pineapple juice immediately over ice cubes.

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NOTES:

  1. I have added some water and ice cubes to adjust the consistency and to make the juice chilled. However, if you don't want to dilute the juice then you can omit the water and ice cubes.
  2. Freshly sliced pineapple is the best for making pineapple juice, however, you can also use pre-cut pineapples to save some time.
  3. Feel free to add your favorite alcohol to make some adult pineapple cocktails.
  4. You can garnish pineapple juice with some fresh herbs, lemon, lime, or pineapple slices.
  5. I have added some sugar to this pineapple juice recipe, but you can also add simple syrup. If you are adding simple syrup then reduce the amount of water.


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