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pineapple cooler in a glass jar with a handle with a striped straw and a pineapple in the background

Refreshing Pineapple Cooler For Kids

Perfectly simple and quick prep, refreshing pineapple coolers are great for cooling off on busy summer days!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, kid friendly, pineapple, summer drink, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 small/medium pineapple cored, rind taken off, and coarsely cubed for the blender
  • 2 cups water or combo ice and water if you wish for it to be slushie
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • juice of 1/2 lemon this is optional - my kids like a little and i like a lot so i tend to use a little bit and add more to my cup!


  • For a Smooth Drink, put everything into a high powered blender and using the juicing option blend until smooth.
  • For a Slushie Drink, put the pineapple, 1/2 cup of water, almond extract, and lemon juice into a high powered blender and using the juicing setting blend until smooth. Add 1 1/2-2 cups of ice to the blender and pulse until the ice is the size you want for the drink. You can blend a lot for small ice pieces or just pulse a little for more of a crushed ice.