Super refreshing, and easy to make, this pineapple agua fresca recipe is going to make you feel like you are holidaying it up on a tropical island without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Perfect for the hot days of summer, or when you want to pretend it's a hot day of summer.
Pineapple Agua Fresca
This is a great non-alcoholic drink to add to your recipe rotation for summer.
A great alternative to soft drinks, this pineapple drink is packed with vitamin C and deliciousness.
With just a handful of simple ingredients and a good blender, you will keep yourself hydrated and have a thirst-quenching drink to cool you down.
Grab your blender and let's get ready.
A Note On Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to craft your own frozen pineapple agua fresca masterpiece:
- Fresh pineapple chunks – I prefer to use fresh fruit, so will chop up a fresh ripe pineapple. However, canned pineapple will work just as well if that is what you have. Look for canned pineapple in juice rather than syrup. The juice can be used in place of water for some extra pineapple goodness. If you have canned pineapple in syrup, I would strain it and not use the syrup, but you do you.
- Sugar or sugar substitute: The sugar is important as it keeps the ice from seizing. You can use regular white sugar or a similar sugar substitute. I use monk fruit sweetener. You can change the amount of sugar added depending on how sweet you like your drinks.
- Cold Water: I use cold filtered water, however, if you want more of a cocktail pina colada vibe you could use coconut water instead.
- Ice Cubes: These are absolutely necessary to get that frosty goodness.
Want to skip the sugar? You can add some agave syrup, honey, or maple syrup instead.
Storing, Prep, and Troubleshooting
I do not recommend making this recipe in advance as it’s truly best right after being made.
It does not keep in the fridge or freezer well and will turn into more of a pineapple water, which is still drinkable, but not as delicious.
Note: you will need a tamper, which is a tool that you put into the top of your blender and wiggle around. This helps the blades grab and process all of the ingredients and is needed for a nice smooth outcome. If you don't have a tamper, then turn off the machine and scrape down the sides of the jug with a blender before blending again.
If the mixture is still not completely blended after pushing down with a tamper, you should add more water and try blending again until it comes together and there are no chunks of pineapple or ice remaining.
Once blended to the right consistency simply pour your frozen creation into a glass, or a large pitcher if you are serving to a crowd, and enjoy.
To make it a wee bit fancier why not add some pineapple leaves and pineapple wedges?
Kick it up a notch by adding some fresh lime juice for a citrusy twist.
More Delicious Drinks
Need more fresh fruit drinks to keep you cool on hot summer days?
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Get ready to blend, freeze, and enjoy a tropical escape without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Frozen Pineapple Agua Fresca
- Tamper (optional)
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- 4 cups Ice
- 2 cups chopped pineapple fresh or canned
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup white granulated sugar or sugar alternaitve
- pineapple leaves optional garnish
- pineapple wedges optional garnish
- Combine all ingredients (except the garnishes) in a powerful blender and blend for about 2 minutes or until there are no more chunks of ice or pineapple.4 cups Ice, 2 cups chopped pineapple, 1 cup water, ¼ cup white granulated sugar
- Unless your blender is pretty powerful, you’ll need a tamper to help the blender grab all the chunks. If you don't have a tamper, simply turn off the machine, and scrape down the sides with a spatula before blending again.
- Pour into glasses, top with two pineapple leaves, or a chunk of pineapple, and enjoy!pineapple leaves, pineapple wedges
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