My pineapple slushie is a refreshing and delicious drink that's perfect for a hot summer day. This frosty beverage is made with frozen pineapple, coconut water, orange juice, and lime juice. Simple ingredients to create a sweet and tangy flavor that's sure to please.
Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, a pineapple slush recipe is a great way to beat the heat this summer. So whip up a batch today and enjoy the tropical flavors of this refreshing beverage!
- A perfect treat for summertime or any hot day!
- It's great for adults and kids!
- The pineapple slushy uses simple ingredients and comes together in about 5 minutes!
- The recipe can be adapted for frozen or fresh pineapple.
- It's sweetened with pineapple and orange juice!
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Check out the recipe card below for exact measurements.
Frozen pineapple - I opt for frozen pineapple for this cold pineapple slushie recipe. It saves time on prep work but can be adapted to use fresh.
If you want to use fresh ripe pineapple, you can cut the fruit into small chunks and freeze it. Another option is to not freeze the pineapple and add 2 ½ to 3 cups of ice along with the rest of the ingredients to create a slushy texture.
Unsweetened coconut water - If you’re not a fan of coconut water you can use regular water. If you’re new to coconut water it has more of a melon flavor. For a different take on the recipe try flavored or unflavored seltzer water instead of coconut water.
Orange juice- Adds sweetness to the refreshing summer drink and more flavor.
Lime juice - This adds a little tang and pairs well with the tropical flavor of pineapple.
- While the slushie sits in the blender or a glass it will start to separate. This is normal, just give it a stir before pouring or with a straw in the glass.
- Use a strong enough blender that can break up frozen pineapple. If you don’t have a high-speed blender it may take longer to create a slush-like consistency.
- To make the pineapple slushie sweeter use more orange juice and reduce the coconut water by the same amount.
- Use different frozen tropical fruits instead of pineapple or half and half. For example, half pineapple and half mango.
- Try water or seltzer instead of coconut water. Flavored seltzer water works great too, just use a flavor that pairs well with pineapple and orange juice.
- I haven't tested it, but lite coconut milk or refrigerated coconut milk would probably work instead of coconut water. I wouldn't use full-fat coconut milk.
- I haven’t tested any other fruit juice besides orange juice, but pineapple juice should work.
- Freshly squeezed or store-bought orange juice will work in this recipe.
To make your own tropical pineapple slush at home, start by adding the frozen pineapple pieces to a blender along with the coconut water, orange juice, and lime juice.
Blend everything together until smooth and no large frozen pineapple chunks are left. You’re looking for a smooth but icy texture that you can pour into individual glasses. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedges or fresh mint.
To make the pineapple slushy with fresh pineapple, trim, core, and cut up a pineapple into small chunks. Add roughly 3 cups of fresh pineapple to a blender with 2 ½ to 3 cups of ice, coconut water, orange juice, and lime juice. Blend everything until the ice is broken up.
Frequently asked questions
A slushie/slushy/slush are all the same thing with different names. They are a thinner, flavored, ice-based beverage that is similar to granitas but with more liquid.
A smoothie is usually thick and creamy. A lot of times it uses a thickening ingredient, like banana, mango, avocado, or yogurt to make it creamy.
Yes, you can use fresh pineapple. After trimming and coring the pineapple, cut it into to bite size pieces. You’ll still use 3 cups of pineapple along with the rest of the ingredients, but you’ll add 2 ½ to 3 cups of ice cubes. Blend the ice along with the rest of the ingredients until the ice is blended up.
Or you can freeze fresh pineapple after you’ve cut it into bite-size pieces. To freeze cut-up pineapple, lay the chunks on parchment paper or a silicone mat on a baking tray that will fit in the freezer. Spread them out and freeze them overnight. Once they are individually frozen, store them in a freezer-safe container until ready to use. For this method don't add ice.
Yes, you can double or triple the recipe but it probably won’t fit in a regular blender. I would just make the slushie recipe in two or three individual batches.
The pineapple slush drink is best consumed immediately after it’s made. Otherwise, the frozen pineapple pieces or ice will melt and it won’t be an icy beverage.
If you do have leftovers you can try freezing them in popsicle molds. Pour into the molds and freeze overnight.
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I hope you enjoy the refreshing slushie! If you like it feel free to rate it and leave a comment.Print
My pineapple slushie is a refreshing and delicious drink that's perfect for a hot summer day. This frosty beverage is made with frozen pineapple, coconut water, orange juice, and lime juice.
- 14.8 ounces (420 g) frozen pineapple (about 3 heaping cups)
- 1 ½ cups (354 ml) unsweetened coconut water or seltzer water
- ½ cup (118 ml) orange juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
- Add the frozen pineapple, coconut water, orange juice, and lime juice to the blender and pulse to break up the pineapple.
- Then blend until no large chunks of pineapple are left.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Weighing frozen pineapple is more accurate than packing a measuring cup with frozen pineapple. If you don’t have a scale, try 3 ½ cups instead of 3 leveled-off cups.
To use fresh pineapple: trim, core, then cut the pineapple into small chunks. Add it to the blender with 2 ½ to 3 cups of ice, coconut water, orange juice, and lime juice. Then blend until the ice is broken up.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: beverages
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: pinapple slushie, pinapple slushy