Pineapples: Fun ways to celebrate National Pineapple Day

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What tasty way will you celebrate National Pineapple Day?

National Pineapple Day is here and there are so many reasons and ways to celebrate that tasty fruit. From sparkling beverage to an iconic dessert, pineapple can be served at any meal. What way will you enjoy pineapple first?

Thinking about the pineapple, that fruit originally came from South America. Now Hawaii and Dole are known for all those pineapples. Even though that one fruit can take between 3-6 years to grow, it always seems to be available.

After enjoying that pineapple, the top can be used to grow another pineapple. While you might not start your own pineapple plantation, it is a good way to avoid food waste.

Since National Pineapple Day food holiday is the perfect excuse to enjoy some extra pineapple, here are some tasty ways to enjoy it today.

National Pineapple Day
Pineapple Perrier, photo provided by Perrier /

Dole Frozen Treat

From the Dole website to the Disney Parks reveal, it seems that it is possible to make a Dole Whip at home. It is time to grab the blender and enjoy.

Grilled Pineapple

Grilling pineapple brings out the sweetness when it is caramelized. The pineapple can be added to a salad, salsa or even a dessert. If you have never grilled pineapple, this idea is definitely worth trying.

Make a marinade

The pineapple contains the bromelain enzyme which helps it break down proteins. In a marinade, it helps to tenderize the meat. Consider using a little pineapple juice in a marinade for a flank steak or fajitas. It can be quite tasty.

Enjoy some pineapple chips

If you own an airfryer, you can use it to make some pineapple chips. Cut some thin rounds and let them dehydrate. It is time consuming, around 12 hours, but those chips are better for you than potato chips.

Shake up a beverage

Pineapple has become a trending beverage flavor. From the new Perrier sparkling pineapple to a special cocktail, that pineapple flavor makes every sip even more refreshing.

To celebrate the new Perrier pineapple flavor, Perrier shared this idea for a cocktail, created by @witandvinegar.

Tropical Stunner’ Recipe

  • 3oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2oz Mango Nectar
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • 4oz Perrier Pineapple
  • 2oz Gin

Pineapple Dessert

While the pineapple upside down cake is a classic, there are all types of pineapple desserts. From pineapple fudge to pineapple pancakes, a quick recipe search can produce all types of options.

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National Pineapple Day is the perfect reason to enjoy some more pineapple. What will you be eating today?