Pineapple Slush is easy to throw together, refreshing and so incredibly delicious! Perfect any time of year, including those hot summer days and winter holiday parties!Jump to Recipe
It’s probably an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to say it anyway…. I don’t like punch. You know, the big bowl of sweet, ginger-ale-y beverage that fills up cups at baby showers and birthday parties. The only way I like it is if it’s got gobs and gobs of sherbet and my cup is 90% sherbet….but I suppose that doesn’t count as punch, huh?
When Zach and I started dating, his family introduced me to this Pineapple Slush and I was hooked. I realized there was no longer a need for a big ‘ol punch bowl when you’ve got this stuff around! And luckily it’s super simple to make and can easily be made a little boozy…. whoop whoooop! Details below….
What ingredients do I need to make Pineapple Slush?
There are just five ingredients in this slush recipe, all of which are very simple to find at home or in your local grocery store.
- Hot water – I just use the hot water out of my kitchen sink. It doesn’t need to be boiling hot, just hot enough to dissolve the sugar.
- Sugar – White, granulated sugar.
- Frozen Lemonade Concentrate – You can use regular lemonade concentrate or pink lemonade. I always use regular.
- Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – I recommend getting the no pulp version, but won’t judge if you decide to get some pulp in there! 😉
- Pineapple Juice – I always buy the 42 oz can. However, if you find it in jug form, it’s typically a 64 oz container….no worries. Go ahead and use the whole thing!
How do you make Pineapple Slush?
First, you’ll combine the hot water and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Then you’ll stir in the remaining ingredients, put a lid on the container and freeze. (Easy, right??!)
I like to bring my slush container out of the freezer about an hour before I want to serve it. This gives it enough time to soften so I can scoop it into cups.
How should I serve the slush?
We always make the slush in an old ice cream bucket and freeze it until solid. I like that it’s something I can make days ahead of a party, so I can toss it in the freezer and forget about it until the party.
When it’s time to serve, I like to pull the bucket out of the freezer about 30-60 minutes before company arrives. That gives it some time to soften up enough to scoop it into cups.
Once I’ve got my cup about 2/3 full of slush, I like to top mine off with some lemon-lime soda. Or Malibu rum….whatever you’re feeling….but I do highly recommend trying the Malibu if it’s an event with booze involved!
And if you’d like, feel free to garnish with fresh oranges, lemons and/or pineapple chunks! Heck, add an umbrella toothpick if you’re feelin’ extra! 😉
How many people will this recipe serve?
This recipe makes about one gallon or 16 cups. Depending on how it’s served, it’ll serve between 16 (each person getting a full cup of slush) and 32 people (each person getting 1/2 cup with soda to fill it up).
Other drink recipes you might enjoy…
For something low-cal, I love this simple Boozy 3-Ingredient Slush!
For a drink with a little more “punch” (aka booze), the Frozen Irish Trash Can is my go-to! And it’s a gorgeous blue-green color!!
And if you’re looking for a non-frozen beverage, this Homemade Blackberry Lemonade is incredible!
Printable Pineapple Slush recipe below!
- 6 c hot water
- 1 c sugar
- 1 12 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate thawed
- 1 12 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate thawed
- 1 42 oz can pineapple juice
- lemon-lime soda if desired
- In a bucket or large container with a lid, combine the hot water and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Freeze 8 hours or overnight.
- When ready to enjoy, scoop into a glass and top it with lemon-lime soda, if desired.
Recipe added to the Weekend Potluck.