Pineapple popsicle

In an attempt to get the best price possible on canned pineapple, I bought a 6 lb can of it from Costco. (Make sure you always check labels on canned fruit!  Dole has sweetened and no sugar added can’s… so check)  We’ve been using it all week, except for the juice.  Usually when I pop open a can of pineapple, I drain the juice into the sink. I know this is incredibly wasteful, but sometimes I don’t think of an alternative.

But since I had a 6lb can worth of juice in a big bowl in the fridge, I decided to pour it into our popsicle mold.  I first poured some POM juice in the bottom and let it freeze slightly.  Then I poured pineapple juice in, and topped it off with a few frozen blueberries.  The blueberries floated to the top, but that’s OK.

When we got home from a family party last night I told the kids I had some popsicles for them before bed. They were excited and we all tried some.  They were so sweet and delicious.  Ketchup boy said, “We HAVE to make these again tomorrow mom!  THIS is how I can become a Super Healthy Kid!!”  He acted like all our food fights would be resolved if I would just let him eat a pineapple popsicle everyday. And it would make him really really healthy.  He was quite thrilled when he went to sleep last night.


I love this idea because it’s economical, not-wastefull, and totally delicious!  Anyone else re-use the juice from canned pineapple?

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Amy Roskelley

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Amy says:

Autumn, I can’t remember. But next time I see some, I’ll let you know. Kami, a splash to ice water would be good. sweeter than splashing lemon. Happy Housewife, thanks for stopping by! Definitely get some again.

Great idea. You have just given me reason to buy canned pineapple. I stopped buying it because I didn’t like wasting all the juice.

Kami says:

What a good idea! I usually save mine for smoothies or just add a splash to my ice water. I also use marischino (I know I spelled that wrong!) cherry juice too. Very yummy!

Autumn says:

Yum!!! Thanks for the awesome idea Amy! I always throw my pineapple juice down the sink…duh!! Hey…where did you get your popsicle molds?

Amy says:

Thanks for the ideas. Vanessa, I actually didn’t realize the link gave ideas about stains! I’ll go check out the site again and look around some more.

vanessa says:

Oh you have a bunch of recipes I want to try right in a row 🙂 And thanks for the link about getting pom juice stains out,my girls drink a mix of that and carrot juice for breakfast and tons of their pjs are stained 🙁

Liz K says:

We usually add it to smoothies or just drink it. I also sometimes add it to fruit salad to keep the rest of the fruit from turning brown.

Kristie says:

i have always just poured mine out in the sink, but what great ideas. I should know better. I enjoy just pineapple juice by itself.

Tatiana says:

I put mine in a ziploc and freeze it so I can make the green goblin smoothie. The pineapple juice cancels out the less sweet spinach taste. Here the recipe: 1 banana (I use frozen), 3/4-1 cup vanilla yogurt, 2 Tbs frozen pineapple juice, 1 cup water, 1/2 bag of spinach and ice.
Mix in a blender. Make sure to blend it for a long time so it is a smooth green color. My kids really love this! I want to try popsicles, this sound sgreat!

Megan says:

I just pour it in Maggie’s sippy cup. She loves it!

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