A Pineapple Refresher and a Dessert Drink (with a Secret Ingredient) from the Half Pint Hacks

By Amanda Rose | Mint

Sep 16

Frederick is very proud of this drink because, first, it’s fantastic, and second, the “secret ingredient” was his idea.

We were driving back from a Labor Day breakfast and planning to make a pineapple drink.

“It needs more than pineapple,” I said.

We brainstormed. I had a number of suggestions but when Frederick mentioned his I thought, “Bingo!” and off we went.

The flavor blew me away. I was supposed to be on a diet but that was not possible after a small taste on a spoon. I splurged and had a whole four ounces or so. 🙂

The versions these kids made are a bit sweet. You can definitely add less sweetener, perhaps best by making your syrup less of a syrup and more of a strong flavor infusion. That said, the second drink they offer you is very much in the “ice cream” category and is definitely not too sweet if you are really seeking a dessert.

Check out the video and give the boys a thumbs-up for their creation.

Pineapple Drink Ingredients (Drink #1)

A Pineapple Refresher and a Dessert Drink (with a Secret Ingredient) from the Half Pint Hacks Follow Me on Pinterest

  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of mint syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Pineapple Dessert Drink Ingredients (Drink #2)

  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 cup of mint syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of cream

Mint Syrup

  1. Cover 2 cups of fresh mint with 2 cups of boiling water
  2. Stir in 3/4 cups of honey (or sugar)
  3. Stir again and cover with a lid.
  4. Steep for at least 20 minutes but, preferably a couple of hours
  5. Strain the mint solids from the syrup and discard.

Pineapple Drink Steps

  1. Place the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Enjoy!

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