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How to Make Pineapple Juice (Easy Recipe)

Learn How to Make Pineapple Juice with this easy blender recipe. From selecting the best pineapple to transforming it into a refreshing tropical beverage. No fancy equipment is needed!

This fresh homemade juice is a nutritious, thirst-quenching drink you can quickly make at home!

A glass of pineapple juice. Two more glasses in the background.

Of course, I love drinking fresh fruit juices. I also use them to add natural flavor to sauces and glazes, tenderize meats, sweeten various desserts, etc.

That being said, I don’t like my bulky fruit juicer. Getting it out, cleaning it, and then putting it back takes too much time.

Instead, I use my trusty blender and a mesh strainer to make the magic happen!

This method has proven successful with apple juice, blueberry juice, strawberry juice, sea buckthorn juice, and today’s fresh-squeezed flavor: pineapple juice!

In this post, we’ll explore the easy-to-follow instructions for making pineapple juice with a blender or food processor, as well as creative ways to enjoy this tropical treat.

Get ready to embrace the tangy sweetness and the taste of sunshine in every sip!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Here are three reasons why this recipe is a keeper:

  • Refreshing: Experience the vibrant, tropical flavor that store-bought pineapple juice simply can’t match.
  • Customizable: You can control the sweetness and flavor intensity, creating a fruity elixir tailored to your tastes.
  • Versatility: Use it in cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, desserts, and more.

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Ingredient Notes

All you need are a few simple ingredients for this homemade pineapple juice recipe:

  • Pineapple – For the best flavor, opt for a ripe pineapple. Look for one with golden skin and a sweet aroma, as fresh pineapple yields the freshest juice.
  • Filtered water – I highly recommend using filtered water to ensure your juice maintains a clean, natural flavor without impurities.
  • Ice (optional) – Enjoying fresh juice over ice is a personal preference, but let’s be honest – is there anything more refreshing than an ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed juice on a hot day?

How to Make Pineapple Juice

Here’s an overview of how to make pineapple juice in a blender. For detailed recipe instructions, including ingredient amounts, see the recipe card below:

Step 1. Prepare the pineapple.

Use a sharp knife to cut off the top and bottom, then stand the pineapple upright and slice off the skin. Chop the fruit into chunks and place them in a food processor or blender.

Collage of two side-by-side images. On the left, an image of chopped pineapple. On the right, an image of chopped pineapple inside a blender bowl.
Step 2. Purée the pineapple.

Pour in the water, then give it a few pulses before blending until smooth.

Two side-by-side images. On the left, an image of chopped pineapple inside a blender bowl. On the right, an image of pineapple puree inside a blender bowl.

Step 3. Strain the pineapple purée.

Place a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl. In batches, transfer the puréed pineapple to the sieve and strain, using a rubber spatula to press the juice through. Repeat with the rest of the pineapple purée.

Optionally, return the pulp to the blender, add more water, and blend it again. Then, repeat the straining process. This way, no pineapple goes to waste!

Two side-by-side images, on the left, an image of pineapple puree in a mesh strainer over a bowl. The puree is being pushed with a rubber spatula. On the right, an image of pineapple juice in a bowl.

Step 4. Serve.

Remove the excess froth and serve the fresh pineapple juice as is or over ice cubes. If desired, dilute it to taste with water, and enjoy!

Two side-by-side images. On the left image, a glass pitcher with pineapple juice. On the right image, two glasses of pineapple juice on a linen napkin.

Recipe Tips

Whether using a blender or food processor, employing these expert tips and tricks will help you achieve the freshest, most flavorful juice:

  • Pick the perfect pineapple – Avoid under-ripened, over-ripened, or canned pineapple. Look for a fresh pineapple with golden skin, a fragrant aroma at the base, and green, easily pluckable leaves on top.
  • Cut pineapple into small chunks – Before blending, chop the pineapple into small pieces to facilitate blending and ensure a smoother texture.
  • Strain through a nut milk bag – For an even smoother texture, use a nut milk bag instead of a mesh strainer. This removes excess fiber, creating a finer consistency.


Equipped with the knowledge of how to juice a pineapple without a juicer, you can now experiment with flavor. Here are a few ideas to help you customize the recipe:

  • Add a splash of citrus – Like fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice. The acidity balances the sweetness and adds complexity to the flavor profile.
  • Combine fruit juices – Consider juicing a second fruit that pairs well with pineapple, such as orange, mango, strawberry, banana, passion fruit, papaya, or guava.
  • Infuse with spice – Add depth and complexity to the juice by adding freshly grated ginger, a pinch of cinnamon, or a dash of nutmeg.
  • Add coconut water – Dilute freshly made pineapple juice with coconut water to make it less sweet.

Pineapple juice being poured from a pitcher into a glass.


Though freshly squeezed fruit juice is best enjoyed immediately, you can store any extra in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for a day or two.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few related questions about making pineapple juice at home:

Can you freeze pineapple juice?

Yes! I typically freeze it in ice cube trays for easy portioning. When ready, thaw the frozen pineapple juice cubes in the refrigerator.

You can also blend them directly into your favorite smoothies and blended beverages.

What can pineapple juice be used for?

If you’re lucky enough to have extra juice, don’t let it go to waste!

You can add it to smoothies, make pineapple water by adding it to plain or sparkling water, blend it with frozen bananas for a dairy-free frozen treat, or use it in pina coladas and other fruity cocktails and mocktails for enhanced flavor.

What can pineapple pulp be used for?

After juicing, don’t discard the pulp!

You can add it to smoothies for added fiber and flavor, incorporate it into the batter for various muffins, loaves of banana bread, and cakes for a tropical treat, or use it as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal for added texture and sweetness.

What is the best way to juice a pineapple?

This blender method works great for small batches. However, it might become too labor-intensive if you need to juice more than 1 or 2 pineapples. In that case, I recommend an official fruit juicer for efficiency.

Do I need to peel the pineapple before juicing?

Yes, you must peel the pineapple before juicing to remove the tough outer skin, which can affect the taste and texture of the juice.

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How to Make Pineapple Juice (Easy Recipe)

How to Make Pineapple Juice (Easy Recipe)

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Make the most delicious juice in just a few easy steps. No fancy equipment is needed. Perfect for sipping straight or adding to smoothies, sauces, and more.


  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup cold filtered water
  • ice (optional)


  1. To prep the pineapple, cut off the top and bottom. Slice off the skin and chop the flesh into chunks. Place the pineapple chunks in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pour in the water. Give it a few pulses, and then puree until smooth.
  3. To strain the juice, place a mesh sieve over a bowl. Transfer a part of the pineapple puree into the strainer and strain the pineapple juice. Use a rubber spatula to squeeze the juice out of the puree. Repeat with the rest of the pineapple puree. Alternatively, you can use a nut milk back to strain the juice.
  4. Optionally, place the pineapple pulp back into the blender. Add about 2/3 cup of water. Process it again and then repeat the straining process. This way, no pineapple juice will go to waste.
  5. Remove the excess froth. Serve as is, or add more water and/or ice.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 21Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 0g

Nutrition facts provided on this website are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a qualified health care provider for personalized diet advice and make sure that each of the ingredients is allowed in your diet.

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