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23 Best Recipes That Use Pineapple Juice

These easy recipes that use pineapple juice highlight the tropical fruit in all its golden glory!

From appetizers and entrees to drinks and desserts, these pineapple-y treats are beyond amazing.

Boozy Pina Colada with Fresh Pineapple
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If you’re a fan of this sweet nectar, you better bookmark this page right now!

Because there are so many ways to use pineapple juice besides just drinking it raw.

And this extensive roundup is proof.

So, whether you’re looking for an easy lunch or dinner, a lip-smacking sweet treat, or a refreshing boozy drink, these recipes that use pineapple juice have your name on them.

20+ Easy Recipes With Pineapple Juice

1. Piña Colada

If you like piña coladas…then this recipe is a must-try.

Also, you sang that first line, didn’t you? I know I did!

This pineapple cocktail is a personal favorite of mine. And while I’m firmly a margarita gal, this tropical bevy holds a special place in my heart.

Sweet and creamy with a dreamy fruity tang, you just can’t beat the mix of rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple. 

Serve it in a tiki glass for extra flair!

2. Easy Pineapple Popsicles

Looking for a sweet and creamy dessert that’s not too heavy? These pineapple popsicles are just the thing.

Made from pineapple juice, honey, and Greek yogurt, these homemade popsicles burst with tremendous tropical flavors!

Greek yogurt ensures they’re wonderfully thick but not overly fatty (like they would be with heavy cream). And that hit of protein doesn’t hurt, either!

3. Pineapple Dream Cake

This pineapple dream cake is soft, moist, and tastes incredible. 

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It most calls for store-bought, pre-made ingredients, so it couldn’t be more convenient.

The billowy frosting on top is also flavored with pineapple, so you’ll really get the full experience in this once.

It’s exactly what you need during the summer when it’s just too hot to be in the kitchen for hours.

4. Banana Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Got no time for a sit-down breakfast? Smoothie it is!

Smoothies are stupidly easy to make. You just toss all the ingredients in a blender and blitz away.

It’s a 5-minute job, and they’re ideal for on-the-go meals.

This banana, strawberry, and pineapple smoothie is naturally sweet, creamy, juicy, and bright.

You’ll love how thick and milkshake-like it is. And those fresh flavors are a morning dream come true.

5. Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Get ready for a trip down retro lane! This pineapple upside-down cake will turn your life around with just one bite.

From the fluffy sponge to the fruit on top, this cake is moist, tender, and bursting with sweet pineapple flavor.

Better yet, it’s already decorated, thanks to the pineapple rings. Just add a light glaze of warm apricot jam to give it some shine, and you’re good to go.

6. Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Pineapple juice isn’t juice for sweet treats, you know. It’s also scrummy in all kinds of savory dinner recipes.

And who needs takeout when you can whip up your very own sweet and sour chicken in just half an hour?

Each chunk of meat is covered with a crunchy, golden coating. Next, they’re bathed in a sticky glaze sweetened with pineapple.

Sliced bell peppers also join the fun to provide more sweetness and crunch. Serve this over rice, and enjoy!

7. Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Time to give your usual dinner rotation a fun Hawaiian twist with this scrumptious dish!

Huli-Huli chicken is a Hawaiian staple of grilled barbecue chicken with a sweet sauce loaded with pineapple juice.

It’s mouthwateringly delish. Once you’ve tried Huli-Huli, you’ll crave it again and again.

8. Hawaiian Sticky Chicken with Pineapple

Here’s another must-try Hawaiian recipe for ya! 

Chunks of juicy chicken are bathed with a sticky glaze of brown sugar, soy sauce, and pineapple juice. 

Also seasoned with garlic, ginger, and tomato puree, every bite is deeply flavorful and perfectly balanced between sweet and savory.

9. Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Flavored with crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling, there’s no question that this dump cake is delectably delicious.

And it couldn’t be easier to whip up! All you need to do is dump everything in a baking dish!

Okay, okay, so it’s not quite that easy. You’ll start with the wet ingredients and sprinkle over the dry before baking.

The magic happens in the oven.

And when it’s done, you’ll have a sensational cherry and pineapple dessert

10. Hawaiian Turkey Kabobs

These turkey kabobs are super scrumptious, nice and lean, and loaded with protein. 

If you’re looking for a low-fat dish to add to your grilling party, this is it.

The health-conscious folks at your shindig will thank you non-stop for including it in your menu.

11. Sweet and Sour Pork

I’ve featured several chicken entrees so far, but if you’re partial to pork, this one’s for you.

Sweet, sour, and pork-tastic, the mix of fatty pork, juicy pineapple chunks, and crunchy vegetables complement each other wonderfully.

It’s an explosion of flavors and texture in every bite.

12. Pininyahang Manok

If you’re not yet familiar with Filipino food, this is the perfect way to introduce yourself.

Pininyahang manok (pineapple chicken) is a traditional Filipino ulam (a dish eaten with rice).

Featuring bone-in chicken pieces, bell pepper slices, and pineapple chunks in a creamy sauce, it’s a lovely combination of sweet and savory.

Be sure to cook a ton of rice, too! There’s no better way to enjoy pininyahang manok than over a bed of fluffy white rice. 

13. Dole Whip (Disney Copycat)

You don’t need to spend thousands on a trip to Disney to enjoy this iconic refreshment.

When Disney released this recipe, I all but ran to the store to load up on ingredients.

But it turns out, all you need are three simple things: vanilla ice cream, pineapple, and pineapple juice!

How cool is that?

14. Whole Chicken Hamonado

I’ve been on a Filipino food kick lately, and I want you to hop on board. So, here’s another Filipino dish that’ll tickle your taste buds.

Hamonado (from the Spanish word, jamonado) is a sweet entree of meat marinated in pineapple sauce.

For this recipe, you’ll simmer an entire chicken in the sauce to help it absorb all the delectable flavors of the marinade.

Often garnished with pineapple rings, this festive dish is ideal for special occasions.

15. The Perfect French Martini

Not a fan of loud and overly-crowded clubs? Have a relaxing weekend at home with a glass of this French martini instead. 

A blend of vodka, Chambord (a French raspberry liqueur), and pineapple juice, it’s much fruitier and palatable than a typical martini.

16. Oven Baked Pineapple and Chili Wings

If you’re looking to expand your repertoire of chicken wing recipes, I can’t recommend this one enough.

Sweet and spicy, these wings are similar to BBQ wings, so you know they’ll fly off the plate.

The only difference is the pineapple juice, which makes them much punchier.

You’ll love the fruity, tropical flavors in the chicken. And your guests will too.

17. Hawaiian Stone Sour

This fruity cocktail is a simple combination of whiskey, pineapple juice, and lemon juice. 

Kissed with simple syrup, the Hawaiian Stone Sour is tangy with a hint of sweetness.

Garnish your glass with a pineapple wedge and a Maraschino cherry, and you’ve got yourself a fancy drink that’ll whisk-ey you away to the tropics.

18. Pineapple Coleslaw

Cool, creamy, and colorful, coleslaw is the epitome of summer sides. 

But have you ever tried coleslaw with pineapple? It’s amazing.

The tangy, fruity chunks give the savory side a sweet flavor contrast. It’s perfect for BBQs and fried chicken sandwiches.

19. Pineapple Tom Collins

A mix of gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water, the classic Tom Collins is boozy, bright, and bubbly.

But if you like cocktails on the healthier side, ditch the sugar and use pineapple juice instead!

Not only will the juice add flavor, but it’ll also lend the cocktail its sunny hue.

20. Pineapple Mojito

Want to make your next mojito even more magnificent? Pineapple is the answer. 

Everyone will go nuts for the refreshing tropical twist. And it’s even better if you use coconut rum!

21. Pineapple Ginger Mocktail

Try this refreshing mocktail for a kid-friendly drink everyone will go gaga for.

It’s basically pineapple juice with carbonated water but given an extra kick with ginger syrup.

The pineapple’s sweetness, plus the ginger’s warmth, make this mocktail the perfect summer drink.

22. Filipino-style Pineapple Glazed Ham

For my third and final Filipino dish, I present you this Filipino pineapple glazed ham.

Traditionally served at Christmas, it’s a stunning centerpiece. I mean, look at it.

To say that it’s festive is an understatement.

Slice it thick and serve it with all the fixin’s!

23. Hawaiian Pineapple Tarts

These pineapple tarts have a sweet and fluffy pineapple filling nestled inside crisp tart shells.

Sprinkled with toasted shredded coconut, they offer the taste of Hawaii in one epic bite.

23 Delicious Ways To Use Pineapple Juice

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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