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What drink do you crave when you’re seriously thirsty? Although ice water is always a good go-to refresher, sometimes it’s nice to have something else. You will love this pineapple agua fresca recipe because it’s so refreshing and tasty! This summer drink with pineapple is always a favourite and one of the best options to quench any level of thirst. So, if you are looking for a refreshing drink recipe or a non-alcoholic drink recipe, this is one to try!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this summer drink recipe!

This fresh, ripe pineapple drink, or agua de piña, is so good. Serve chilled, maybe on the rocks, and you will be able to enjoy the wonderful fruity flavours it offers in every sip.

Why You’ll Love This

  • So popular: It might not be as well known north of the border but this is a much-loved Mexican beverage recipe which is alcohol-free and made with fresh fruit. This non-alcoholic drink recipe goes with any meal and is great served any time of the day.
  • Thirst quenching: This pineapple drink is one of the best non alcoholic beverages for slaking your thirst.
  • Nutritious: Pineapple is a powerhouse of nutrition and the lime is also good for you.

What is Agua Fresca Anyway?

Agua fresca is the Spanish name. Agua means water and fresca means fresh or cool. Fruits, flowers, seeds, cereals, water, and sugar are typical ingredients in such a drink. Hibiscus, tamarind and horchata are common flavours in an agua fresca recipe.

Non alcoholic refreshing summer drinks like this are worth knowing and you can always adapt them when making your own.

Agua de piña refers to pineapple and while ripe pineapples are perfect for aguas frescas, you could also use frozen pineapple chunks or another fruit altogether. Serve chilled aguas frescas and everyone will want to be your friend!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this summer drink recipe!

I love to make this summer drink with pineapple though. It’s such a tasty fruit!

In Mexico, street vendors have their own agua fresca recipe ideas and you can buy various flavours from them. You can also order them in restaurants, juice bars and find them in Mexican convenience stores.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this summer drink recipe!

Popular sweet flavours include strawberry, mango, passion fruit, watermelon, and cantaloupe. Popular non-sweet flavours include lemon, tamarind and lime. And then there are other types of agua fresca with chia seeds, cereals or even flowers like alfalfa or hibiscus. Once prepared, agua fresca is ladled into glasses.

Agua Fresca with Pineapple Ingredients

All you need to make this delicious Mexican beverage is pineapple, water, lime juice, and honey. For the best result, use fresh pineapple chunks and squeeze your own lime juice.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this refreshing drink recipe!

How to Make the Best Pineapple Agua Fresca

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

  • Blend everything together: Pulse the ingredients in a blender.
  • Sieve the drink: Use a sieve to remove the pump from the drink, then chill until serving.

The amount of honey you add is your choice. Maybe you don’t want honey in your pineapple agua fresca at all and that’s up to you. Either swap it for simple syrup or agave nectar or leave it out for a more tart take on the finished drink’s flavour. Just make this non-alcoholic drink recipe however you prefer. When it comes to summer drinks non alcoholic options are always worth having up your sleeve.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this refreshing drink recipe!

How to Store Pineapple Soda

  • Store: Keep the agua fresca refrigerated and serve within 2 days.
  • Freeze: This drink does freeze well, so you might want to freeze it in individual servings, then thaw overnight in the fridge, or serve frozen like a type of slushie.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this refreshing drink recipe!

Serve this Mexican beverage recipe over ice if you like or just cold from the refrigerator like many other refreshing fruit beverages.

Garnish it with mint or basil if you like, and perhaps some fresh mint. If you have some fresh pineapple left, a chunk of that always makes a cute garnish. This is one of the most refreshing drink recipe ideas ever, and it’s so easy to make.

An agua fresca recipe will taste somewhere between water and juice, since it’s basically a combination of those. It’s lighter than fruit juice and very hydrating because of the high water content and the electrolytes from the fruit.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this non-alcoholic drink recipe.

This Mexican beverage recipe is great to refresh you during hot summer days. It’s traditionally a non-alcoholic drink recipe. But if you wanted to liven it up with a splash of light rum or tequila, I won’t tell!

Is Pineapple Agua Fresca Like the Fresca Soda?

Fresca is made by Coca-Cola and comes in different flavours. It’s been around since the 1960s and is better known by the older generations. It’s somewhere between a flavoured water and a soda in taste. Fresca comes in citrus, black cherry citrus and peach citrus flavours. There are no calories or sugar in Fresca and it makes a nice mixer with alcohol.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a pineapple agua fresca recipe. You will love this non-alcoholic drink recipe.

This pineapple agua fresca recipe is similar to Fresca but there’s no comparison really since we are using fresh pineapple. And fresh fruit always wins! Whether or not you’ve tried or even heard of Fresca soda, you will love pineapple agua fresca. It’s quick and easy to prepare and such a refreshing drink recipe.

This Mexican thirst-quencher is a rich source of vitamins and antioxidants, thanks to the fruit. It’s also hydrating and delicious. From spring to fall in Mexico you will see street vendors with huge glass pitchers filled with agua fresca. This summer drink with pineapple or other fruits is also popular anywhere north of the border where there are Mexican populations.

Agua Fresca Beverage FAQs

Can you add alcohol to this?

It’s your drink so you can do whatever you like with it! A shot of rum, vodka or (in keeping with the theme) tequila will certainly liven it up.

Would canned pineapple spoil the flavour?

To be fair, preparing fresh pineapple is worth the effort just because it has a fresher flavour, but if you can’t get fresh pineapple then yes, you can absolutely sub canned, preferably in juice rather than syrup.

Lime Pineapple Agua Fresca Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Lime Pineapple Agua Fresca

By: Bella Bucchiotti
I love this pineapple agua fresca recipe because it’s so refreshing and tasty! This summer drink with pineapple is always a favourite. If you are looking for a refreshing drink recipe or a non-alcoholic drink recipe, this is one to try!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 beverages

Ingredients 

  • 5 Cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 5 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 Cup honey

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients into the glass of a blender and pulse until everything is well processed and smooth.  
  • Using a sieve, strain out the pulp of the pineapple leaving only the juice into a pitcher.  
  • Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Notes

 
  • Straining the pulp out results is a smoother agua fresca, you can either use a sieve or the lid of your blender.  
  • You can serve it over ice or just chilled from the refrigerator.  
  • It’s delicious garnished with mint, basil, lime slices or pineapple wedges.  

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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When making your own, use very ripe fruit because it is sweeter. In fact, this is a great way to use up fruit which is a day or so past its best.

So, cheers! Or as they say in Mexico, salud!

Let me know if you try to make this pineapple agua fresca recipe. This summer drink with pineapple is always a favourite. If you are looking for a refreshing drink recipe or a non-alcoholic drink recipe, this is one to try!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. I love this lime pineapple agua fresca recipe. It is so nice to have something healthy, nutritious, and yummy to drink during the hot summer months. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. This looks so so good and refreshing! I can’t wait to make it, yummm….I love lime and pineapple.

  3. 5 stars
    Luckily I have tons of pineapple hanging in my refrigerator now. Time to whip some agua fresca to quench the thirst!