Pineapples taste delicious, but most importantly they are packed with vitamins and minerals, contain a very special enzyme called ‘Bromelain’, this enzyme breaks down protein, which makes it a great choice for dessert (if eaten/drunk fresh) after big hearty meals. Eating this fruit gives our body some wonderful health benefits and also aids us with a much better ability to fight against injuries and diseases.
The Pineapple is a beloved fruit to all venezuelans. In desserts, drinks, fermented drinks or simply as it is. The “Guarapo de piña” is a delicate flavoured drink and it couldn´t be any easier to make.
One thing to remember is that this “Guarapo” is the base for a famous fermented drink called “Chicha Andina” so bear in mind that if left for more than a week in you fridge it will start fermenting (even more if you kept it with the sugar in it). Its fermented flavor reminds to the one of the apple sider. So if you are not into fermented drinks… drink it within the first 4 days.
All that you need is a ripe pinneaple, to which you would wash its skin thoroughly.
1 ripe pineapple skin
Muscovado sugar to taste
Slice off the skin from the pineapple. Place the pineapple chunks into a bag and into the freezer (next recipe will call for them). Place the skin in a jug and cover it with water. let it rest in your fridge over night. Drain and serve cold with sugar to taste.