This pineapple agua fresca is the perfect summertime drink. It’s refreshing, easy to make, and is a great non-boozy drink option. Plus, it’s just 3 ingredients!
If you’re looking for a refreshing drink for summer I have you covered with this pineapple agua fresca.
It’s sweetened lightly with honey and is the perfect non-boozy option for summer get togethers.
My favorite part about this recipe is that it only needs 3 ingredients! Ok, well technically 4 ingredients if you count the water.
Years ago I made strawberry watermelon agua fresca which was super delicious so I knew I wanted to take this summer to make a few more agua fresca recipes.
Plus, I do not drink a lot of alcohol in the summer (it makes me hot and sweaty) so I really love this fresh option.
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What is agua fresca?
Aqua fresca is a simple non-alcoholic drink made from fresh fruit, vegetables, and seeds mixed with water and sweetener.
It’s very popular in Mexico, Central American and part of the US.
It is very commonly made with watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, strawberries, and papaya.
Think of this drink as a refreshing option to gulp down on hot summer days.
Is pineapple agua fresca called anything else?
Yes! You’ll sometimes see it referred to as pineapple water or agua de piña.
How do I pick a good pineapple?
Look for a pineapple that has firm skin but will give every so slightly when squeezed.
If your pineapple is very hard it will not be sweet or ripe.
Can I add more sweetener?
Of course! I added the amount of sweetness that worked well with my pineapple and my personal preference.
However, you might like a sweetener drink and that’s ok!
I would start with the recipe amount and add additional sweetener a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired sweetness level.
Can I use a different sweetener for this pineapple water?
Yes, if you don’t want to use honey you can use granulated sugar or brown sugar.
Brown sugar will bring a nice depth of flavor since it uses molasses.
How long does pineapple agua fresca last?
I rarely have any leftovers but it will stay fresh covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze agua fresca?
Yes! But you’ll want to package it in a freezer safe container.
Personally, I like making it fresh but it will taste great frozen for up to 12 months.
Love this pineapple agua fresca?
Why not try a few of my other refreshing drinks!
- White Wine Peach Sangria
- Grapefruit Campari Rose Water Cocktail
- Coconut Lime Frozen Margarita
- Vanilla Bean Horchata Iced Coffee
- Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink
- Raspberry Mango Sangria
- Mango Mojito
- 5-1/2 cups water
- 5 cups diced fresh pineapple
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/4 cup honey
- Add all ingredients to a large blender and blend until everything is smooth.
- If you want a smooth pulp free agua fresca, strain through a sieve or cheesecloth. If you don’t mind the pulp skip to step 3.
- Add juice to a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Use sugar in place of honey if desired.
- Add more sweetner if desired.
- Additions of fresh herbs like basil and mint are delicious.