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?