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This simple recipe for a refreshing homemade pineapple juice, or jugo de piña, reminds of the freshly made fruit juices that my mom would make for us when we were growing up. It's so easy to make and doesn't compare to store bought juice. You also have complete control over the amount of sugar (or honey or your choice of sweetener), which you can adjust based on the sweetness of the fruit and your personal preference.

I highly recommend saving the skins and core of the pineapple to make chicha de piña – a spiced pineapple drink that is also very good. For an adult version of this drink you can add some cachaça (Brazilian sugar cane alcohol), aguardiente (Colombian/Ecuadorian sugar cane alcohol), or some rum.

 

Simple and easy recipe for homemade pineapple juice or jugo de piña made with fresh pineapple, water, sugar/honey, and lime or lemon juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole pineapple, peeled, cored and cut in medium size chunks
  • 6 cups of water, add more to taste
  • ¼ cup to ½ cup sugar, adjust based on preference and sweetness of the pineapple
  • Juice from 1 lime or lemon

Instructions

1.Working in batches place the pineapple chunks with the water, sugar and lime juice in the blender, and blend well.

2.Strain the juice and serve with ice.

Notes

Simple and easy recipe for homemade pineapple juice or jugo de piña made with fresh pineapple, water, sugar/honey, and lime or lemon juice

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  • Bruce Gao
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