Pineapple Ginger Cooler

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This beverage is perfect for a warm spring or summer day. Yesterday was one of those days. The spring sunshine was perfect for this Pineapple Ginger Cooler. A friend of mine recently mentioned the concept of boiling pineapple peel to make a beverage and I was intrigued.

pineapple ginger cooler drink using pineapple peel

We use fresh pineapples around here all the time, so last time we had one I simply kept the peel and stored it in the freezer. I have to say, that every time I make this pineapple drink, I feel like I am beating the system.

It sounds so silly but the fact the only the top part of the pineapple is tossed after this recipe, makes me feel unreasonably good.

She didn’t really give me a recipe per se. But, I loved the concept. To this version I added pineapple peel, ginger, cinnamon, water, sugar and boiled for a bit. Yeah, that’s pretty much how it happened.  After that, the rest is just magic.

Keep reading below if you want the recipe. You’ll be sipping on this all summer long.

pineapple ginger cooler, drink with pineapple peel

Pineapple Ginger Cooler
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 4
  • peel of one whole pineapple (frozen)
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • mixed frozen tropical fruits
  • *mint to garnish
  1. In large pot add pineapple peel, ginger and cinnamon sticks
  2. Add 8 cups of water to pineapple peel
  3. Boil for 1 hour
  4. Add sugar and stir well
  5. Place mixture in the refrigerator until cool (at least 1 hour)
  6. Strain to serve
  7. Pour over frozen mixed tropical fruit and garnish with fresh mint as desired

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  1. This looks very refreshing. Thank you so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday! Featuring you in this week’s issue.:)

  2. Wow! I never heard of boiling the peel. Sounds like a great drink to try, plus so frugal because the peel doesn’t get wasted.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

  3. This sounds so refreshing. I love fresh pineapple, but I never know what to do with the peel. This is a great idea!

  4. Hi! Thanks so much for this tasty recipe! As you know we are featuring it on my blog in the top 50 Spoil Mommy idea round up! Thanks for letting me know that I mislabeled the link. It is all fixed! Keep on rockin over here on your blog!

    Crystal & Co

  5. This looks so good! Happy to find your blog through Create It Thursday at Lambert’s Lately.

  6. I like anything with ginger so this sounds great. It also seems there is potential for a yummy cocktail there.

  7. Beautiful! And it sounds delish.

  8. I think this is the first time that I have ever seen a recipe that employs the use of the peel of a pineapple. I love to make use of every bit of everything, so I love this idea and will be trying this recipe. Thanks!

  9. Delicious pineapple ginger cooler, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. I am going to try. Pinning and tweeting.

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