Pineapples have many uses in the kitchen. They can be enjoyed raw, caramelized, used in deserts, sauces or even as pizza topping. As it’s mostly a produce of the tropical belt, the most common and convenient way to buy pineapples is canned pineapples. Unfortunately, the juice in the can is commonly thrown away.
A treasure thrown down the drain. Here are 7 delicious ways to reuse pineapple juice. You’ll definitely enjoy the juice as much as the pineapple itself.
1- Juice as a Drink
Pineapple juice straight out of the can have a strong taste. But once you dilute it with an equal amount of water, it makes a tasty drink. Serving chilled is recommended.
2- Yellow Popsicles
Pineapple juice is a great ingredient for tasty popsicles. Depending on how sweet you prefer your popsicle, dilute with water, and pour in a popsicle mold. You can enjoy your tropical popsicles once frozen.
3- Tropical Smoothies
Pineapple juice is also a great base for smoothies. Mix the juice with frozen fruits in a blender. You can also freeze the pineapple juice in ice trays and save for using later. Simply blend the ice cubes with any fruit of your choice and you’ll have a great smoothie any time you want.
Pineapple juice is also a great marinade. Simply add marinade your meat in the juice and refrigerate for a few hours. The enzymes in the pineapple juice will make your meat tender.
5- Fruit Salad
Fruit salads are prone to oxidation. Well, no more. Use pineapple juice to your fruit salad and you can prevent the fruit (especially easily oxidizing ones such as apple or bananas) from turning brown.
Try replacing the oil, milk or water in your baking recipe with pineapple juice. Cakes, cookies and even pancakes will surprise you with the amazing taste.
7- Tropic Oatmeal
You can cook your oatmeal with pineapple juice. Since it’s already sweet, you can cook a great oatmeal breakfast with no additional sugar.
There are many more tasty ways to save pineapple juice from the drain. You are bound only by your creativity.