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Pineapple, Cinnamon, and Ginger Iced Tea

April  6, 2015
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Do you know when you cut a pineapple and you have to take all that pointy peel off? Have you ever wondered what you could do with that? Well, I have the answer: tea. Yes, tea. This concoction results in the most refreshing, tangy, slightly sweet summer drink, and you can put whatever you like in it. Infuse it with some mint, or rosemary, thyme... you pick. I went for cinnamon and ginger because it's my favorite, but do whatever floats your boat, friend. Oh, and you can also make it boozy, if you'd like. —Laura Biscaro

What You'll Need
  • 1 pineapple peel, crown, scraps
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • Water, enough to cover
  1. Place everything in a medium pot and pour in your water. Set the heat up to medium-low, and let it simmer for about 25 minutes. Cover the pot with a lid and let it infuse for 20 more minutes.
  2. Then just strain everything into a jar and place it in the fridge until cold. You can also drink it hot, it's very delicious.

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10 Reviews

emcsull February 8, 2018
is anybody worried about pesticides or chemicals on the skin ? Just askin'
Saffron3 February 8, 2018
I used organic pineapple, scrubbed the ginger, regular cinnamon. I love this drink.
AntoniaJames February 1, 2018
This was such a hit on Thanksgiving Day, after our big hike and while the turkey was roasting. Plus, we had cold, super ripe pineapple to snack on for the next few days, as I bought the pineapple in the first instance for this drink. Just wonderful. Highly recommend. ;o)
Laura B. February 5, 2018
That's so nice to hear!!! I'm very happy you enjoyed the recipe, seemed like the perfect occasion to make it :)
Julia M. July 30, 2017
I am making this now but using star anise instead of cinnamon. I hope it turns out! I break down a pineapple every week to cut up for my lunches, so I'm excited to make something good with the scraps.
Jennifer F. March 28, 2017
I made this and love it but does anyone know wheat shelf life is stored in glass in fridge?
Laura H. February 20, 2016
The little ice bowl is so adorable! Where did you find such a gem? And this recipe looks amazing!
Laura B. February 20, 2016
Isn't it gorgeous?? I loved it too! Actually, the cover photo was taken by the guys from Food52, so I believe the bowl is available here on the website.
Saffron3 February 20, 2016
Thanks very much! I have always wondered about that this use of the 'leftovers' from prepping a pineapple. One of my favorite fruits. Also I read all about the fruit in the section you highlighted via the 'potential hair balls'. Really interesting. I had no idea there are so many varieties. Again, thanks!
Laura B. February 20, 2016
I know right? This recipe was such a life saver for me, I hate food waste ;)