1 ripe fresh pineapple 1 to 2 cups granulated sugar (to taste), divided 8 to 10 cups water
NOTE: It is hard to give precise measurements on this recipe, because the size and ripeness of each pineapple varies. The amount of sugar needed will vary depending on the sweetness of the fruit, and also your taste. Sugar substitutes may also be used if desired.
Cut of ends of the pineapple. With a sharp knife, quarter and then cut into eights. Cut off the outside or skin of the pineapple. Then cut the pineapple pieces into cubes.
Place the pineapple cubes, sugar, and 1 cup of water in the blender and liquefy (the liquid will be quite thick and frothy). Depending on the size of your pineapple, you might need to process in the blender in more than one batch. NOTE: Use only enough water in the blender to liquefy the fruit. Strain the pineapple liquid through a fine sieve or strainer into your pitcher.
Add the remaining water to your pitcher and mix well. Taste and adjust sugar if more is needed. Also add additional water if needed. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
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