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Homemade Pineapple Syrup

Fresh pineapple turned into syrup to go perfectly with a shave ice treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 d 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 d 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Hawaiian, Japanese
Servings 10


  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Cut off the head and bottom of the pineapple. Peel away the skin and remove the eyes. Remove the core of the pineapple and cut the rest of the pineapple into large chunks.
  • Combine the chunks of pineapple and sugar into a large bowl. Mix until all of the pineapple has been covered in the sugar. Cover and let it macerate for 24 hours.
  • After it has macerated, extract more of the pineapple juice by squeezing out more through a juicer or cheese cloth. Add the extra juice back to the liquids and stir to dissolve any leftover sugar.
  • Heat the mixture in a pot over medium heat. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Constantly stir and let it reduce slightly.
  • Strain the liquids through a sieve and bottle it. Let it cool down first before storing it in a fridge. it will last for about 2 months. Drizzle onto any dessert like shave ice and enjoy!


*Macerate: A process where the sugar pulls the juices from the fruit.
Keyword juice, macerate, pineapple, shave ice, sugar, syrup