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Homemade pineapple juice {Jugo de piña}

Refreshing pineapple juice

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.

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Pineapple juice

Homemade pineapple juice recipe

Homemade pineapple juice {Jugo de piña}

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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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Cuisine: Ecuadorian, International, Latin American
Keyword: Fruit, Homemade, Jugo, Juice, Pineapple juice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 drinks


  • 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


  • Working in batches place the pineapple chunks with the water, sugar and lime juice in the blender, and blend well.
  • Strain the juice and serve with ice.

Homemade pineapple juice recipe


  • Remember to save the pineapple skins and core to make chicha de piña.
  • Add rum for an adult pineapple cocktail
  • Can also garnish with your choice of fresh herbs: mint, lemon verbena, etc

Pineapple rum cocktail recipe

We are finally starting to enjoy some warm spring weather here in the Pacific Northwest (also known to be colder than Siberia in the spring). I love living in the Seattle area, but always have problems with the never ending winter. The winter isn’t extremely cold, just rainy and gloomy, and somehow seems to go into what should be springtime. Just reading about the nice warm weather in other cities was making me insanely jealous. But now, finally there are daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms everywhere. The kids are more excited about playing outside than about watching TV or playing video games (yay!). Of course, after they are done playing they are thirsty and ready for something refreshing. Which is exactly what they get with this fresh jugo de piña or pineapple juice.

Homemade pineapple juice

Step by step preparation photos for homemade pineapple juice:

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Jugo de piña or homemade pineapple juice

Other refreshing drinks you might like:

Come y bebe or drinkable fruit salad

Limonada or limeade

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  1. I was wondering in you can show the recipe for Quaker? ( I’m not sure if this is the actual name but it has oats that you blend with any fruit)

  2. I just found your site, and love it!!!

    I am a Cdn living in Mexico, and I am going to make this pineapple juice right now!!! I was actually searching google for jugo de piña recipes and yours popped up!!!

  3. Oh My God!!! Que delicias. Te agradesco por traer un poquito de nuestra tierra a otros lugares… me encanta tu website. gracias. daysi

  4. Gracias de verdad, por llevarme por el camino magico de la comida ecuatoriana. Soy ecuatoriana vivo en Atlanta estoy casada con un maravilloso hombre americano que ama nuestra comida y que este encuentro agradable con tu sitio web. sera sin duda un regalo para mi esposo y porsupuesto para nuestra mesa. Felicitaciones y que pronto saques un libro con tus recetas


  5. What do you do with the pulp? I wonder if you can make jam (spiced with cinnamon and clove).

    Hi Tuty – You could, however there isn´t a whole lot of pulp left over and it´s mainly the very stringy fibery parts.

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