Pineapple Lemonade

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Cool down with a refreshing pineapple lemonade. Made with just 4 ingredients, this drink is naturally sweetened and ready in just 2 minutes.

Pineapple lemonade in a glass with a black straw.

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Homemade Pineapple Lemonade

Pineapple lemonade is a cold and refreshing drink. It’s sweet, tart, and free of caffeine. The recipe calls for bottled or canned pineapple juice, so you can make it at any time of the year.

Since pineapple juice is naturally sweet, no sugar is needed. This makes it a healthier alternative to store-bought lemonades.

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Recipe Highlights

  • A delicious cooling drink, pineapple lemonade is made with cold water, fresh lemon juice, pineapple juice, and ice.
  • No special equipment is needed for this recipe, so it’s easy to make at home.
  • This recipe makes 16 ounces, or 2 cups, of pineapple lemonade, but you can easily double or triple it.
  • Serve this refreshing pineapple lemonade at pool parties, picnics, or baby showers.

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Ingredient Notes

Water, ice, lemon juice, and pineapple juice in separate containers.
  • Pineapple juice: Use any canned or botteled pineapple juice without any added sugar.
  • Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice tastes better than the bottled kind. Use ripe lemons for this drink. You can tell a lemon is ripe and juicy if it feel heavy for its size. Avoid lemons that are mushy, soft, or discolored. 
  • Water: For the best flavor, use filtered water.
  • Ice: Make the ice cubes with filtered water if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Cold water, lemon juice, and pineapple juice in a measuring cup.

Step 1: Combine water, pineapple juice, and lemon juice.

Pineapple lemonade in a glass with ice.

Step 2: Pour into a cup with ice.

Recipe Notes

Use freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Lemon juice from fresh lemons will always taste best. Use a citrus juicer to squeeze lemons quickly. For this drink, you’ll need 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, which is juice from about half a medium lemon.

Adjust the ratio of juices.

If you want a stronger pineapple flavor, add a bit more pineapple juice. For a stronger lemon taste, add extra lemon juice.

Prepare the lemonade in advance.

Make the pineapple lemonade ahead of time. Store it in the fridge, without ice, in a covered container for up to 3 days.

Expert Tips

  • This pineapple lemonade is already naturally sweetened from the pineapple juice, but you can make it sweeter with simple syrup. Start with 1 teaspoon, taste, then add more if needed.
  • Add strawberry syrup or ginger syrup to make a flavored lemonade.
  • After pouring the lemonade over ice, enjoy it immediately. Otherwise, the ice will dilute the drink.
  • Garnish this pineapple lemonade with fresh mint or lemon slices.

Questions You May Have

What does pineapple lemonade taste like?

Pineapple lemonade is sweet and tart. It’s naturally sweet from the pineapple juice.

Can I use fresh pineapple juice?

Feel free to use canned, bottled, or fresh pineapple juice for this lemonade. Whichever one you pick, make sure it has little to no added sugar.

Is pineapple lemonade good for you?

This pineapple lemonade is healthier than store-bought lemonade because it doesn’t contain added sugar.

Pineapple lemonade in a glass with a black straw.

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Pineapple Lemonade

By: Jee Choe
Sweet and tart, this easy 4-ingredient pineapple lemonade recipe is perfect for hot summer days.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions 

  • Combine cold water, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.
    Use filtered water if possible.
    ¼ cup cold water, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, ⅔ cup pineapple juice
  • Pour the pineapple lemonade in a cup with ice.
    Optional: Garnish the glass with lemon slices.
    1 cup ice

Notes

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice tastes better than the bottled kind. A citrus juicer will make it quick and easy to squeeze fresh lemons.
  • Use ripe lemons for this drink. You can tell a lemon is ripe and juicy if it feel heavy for its size. Avoid lemons that are mushy, soft, or discolored. 
  • If you want a sweeter lemonade, add 1 teaspoon of simple syrup. Taste and add more if needed.
  • Make the lemonade in advance and store it in the fridge, without ice, for up to 3 days. Add ice just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 90Carbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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