Agua de piña (pineapple agua fresca)

Discover the refreshing taste of Agua de Piña, a traditional Mexican beverage made from fresh pineapples. This light, naturally sweet drink is perfect for cooling down on hot days. Explore this easy recipe and enjoy a tropical touch with every sip!
Thre glasses of agua de piña, agua fresca, pineapple water. Mexicno in a glass.

About this recipe

It’s time to take a break from the kitchen and head to the bar. No, we’re not talking about cocktails today. Instead, we’re going to explore a traditional Mexican beverage that’s as refreshing as it is delicious. Say hello to Agua de Piña or Pineapple Water!

Agua de Piña is more than just a drink; it’s a taste of Mexican culture. It’s a reminder of warm summer days, meals shared with family and friends, and the simple joy that comes from fresh, natural ingredients.

What is Agua de Piña?

Agua de Piña is a type of Agua Fresca, a category of drinks that literally translates to “fresh water.” These beverages are a staple in Mexican cuisine, known for their refreshing qualities and simple, natural ingredients. Agua de Piña, as you might have guessed, is the pineapple version of this delightful drink.

pineaplle chuncks in a bowl, sugar on the side and water

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • 6 cups of water
  • Sugar to taste or the sweetener of your choice

How to Make Agua de Piña

First, cut your pineapple into chunks. Don’t worry about getting them too small; they’re going to be blended anyway. Next, add your pineapple chunks to a blender, along with the water and sugar.

Blend until smooth, then strain the mixture to remove any remaining pulp. And voila! You’ve got yourself a glass of refreshing Pineapple Agua Fresca.


best way to cut a pineapple

  1. Cut Off the Top and Bottom: Using a sharp knife, slice off the top green crown and about a half-inch from the top of the pineapple. Do the same for the bottom. This creates a stable base for you to work with.
  2. Slice Down the Sides: Stand the pineapple upright. Starting at the top, slice down the side following the curve of the fruit to remove the skin. Try to cut deep enough to remove the brown eyes but not so deep that you waste the fruit. Repeat this around the entire pineapple.

Give this recipe a twist

If you want to add an extra layer of flavor to your Agua de Piña, try adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice or mint or peppermint leaves. It adds a twist that complements the sweetness of the pineapple perfectly.

Tips for the best agua fresca

Choose Ripe Pineapples: The sweetness and flavor of your Agua de Piña largely depend on the fruit you use. Choose pineapples that are ripe and sweet. They should have a fragrant smell and yield slightly to pressure.

Balance the Sweetness: The amount of sugar needed can vary depending on the sweetness of your pineapple. Always taste your pineapple first and adjust the sugar accordingly. Remember, you can always add more sugar but you can’t take it away.

Strain the Mixture: After blending the pineapple with water, strain the mixture to remove any pulp. This will give your Agua de Piña a smoother texture.

Chill Before Serving: Agua de Piña is best served cold. After preparing the drink, refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together. It will keep in the fridge for about 2 days; after that, the flavors may start to change.





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Agua de piña, pineapple agua fresca

Alejandra Graf
Discover the refreshing taste of Agua de Piña, a traditional Mexican beverage made from fresh pineapples. This light, naturally sweet drink is perfect for cooling down on hot days. Explore this easy recipe and enjoy a tropical touch with every sip!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
Course beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 108 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium pinepple Peeled and cut into chunks.
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup azúcar

Instructions
 

  • First, peel and cut your pineapple into chunks. Don't worry about getting them too small; they will be blended anyway.
    Next, add your pineapple chunks to a blender, along with the water and sugar. Blend until smooth, then strain the mixture to remove any remaining pulp.
    Serve with ice.

Notes

  • Taste and adjust and make it to your tasting.
  • Agua de Piña, like most fresh fruit beverages, is best enjoyed the same day it’s made for optimal flavor and freshness.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. But, over time, the flavors may change slightly, and the drink may separate, but a quick stir or shake will bring it back together.
  • Always store it in a covered pitcher or airtight container to maintain freshness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword agua fresca, pineapple juice

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