pineapple ginger cooler drink using pineapple peel

Refreshing Pineapple Ginger Cooler Using Pineapple Peel

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This beverage is perfect for a warm spring or summer day. The hot sunshine is perfect for this pineapple ginger juice. A friend of mine recently mentioned the concept of boiling pineapple peel to make a beverage and I was intrigued and decided to make a version myself.

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 the core and stored them in the freezer. The core pineapples actually have one of the highest concentrations of bromelain.

Bromelain is a naturally occurring enzyme in pineapples. The enzyme is are highly anti-inflammatory and is even used as a digestive aid, to help with congestion and seasonal allergy relief.

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 that only the top part of the pineapple is tossed, makes me feel really good. I suppose you could plant it, depending on where you live. But there’s hardly any waste here.

How to Make Pineapple Ginger Juice

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. It’s the perfect drink to sip on under the warm sun using only pineapple peel!

pineapple ginger cooler, drink with pineapple peel
Yield: 4

Pineapple Ginger Cooler

pineapple ginger cooler drink using pineapple peel

A useful way to use pineapple peel with no waste to make a delicious drink.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours


  • peel of one whole pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/4 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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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 97Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 2gSugar 21gProtein 1g

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Originally published April 13, 2013. Updates 3/25/24.

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  • Comments ( 23 )

  • avatar
    Mel {MamaBuzz}

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

    • avatar

      Hip Hip! Sounds fantastic. By the way Mel, I love your blog style.

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    Barb Hoyer (@BarbHoyer)

    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!

    • avatar

      Hi Barb. Always my pleasure.

  • avatar

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

    • avatar

      Thanks for stopping by Jeni. You are right. It is very refreshing. I hope that you get to give it a try.

  • avatar

    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

    • avatar

      And keep rocking out those crafts and projects on your blog. My daughter loves them!

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    Lysha @ Magnolia Mom

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

  • avatar

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

    • avatar

      So many benefits to adding ginger to one’s diet, that’s for sure.

  • avatar
    Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}

    Beautiful! And it sounds delish.

    • avatar

      Cheers Jo-Lynne!

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    Pattie @ Olla-Podrida

    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!

    • avatar

      Yay! So happy to hear that Pattie.

  • avatar

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

  • avatar

    About how much liquid should be left after boiling? I am thinking about making this recipe using an instant pot.

    • avatar
      Dr. Lisa

      I haven’t tried it in an instant pot, but would estimate between 4-6 cups. Let me know how that turns out!

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