Peels of one pineapple, washed
2 slices of pineapple, cut into chunks
2 quarts/liters of water
1 cinnamon stick
8 fresh mint leaves
Sugar, honey, or sugar substitute to taste


1. Place both the pineapple peels and chunks, water, and cinnamon stick  in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Let cook for about 25-30 minutes.

2. Then, turn off the heat and add the mint leaves.  Cover and let sit for approximately 15-20 minutes. Strain the mixture.  Discard everything except the pineapple chunks and boiled liquid!

3. In a blender, blend the pineapple chunks with 1 cup of the boiled, strained liquid.  Strain and stir it into the remaining boiled, strained liquid.  Sweeten with sugar, honey, or sugar substitute to taste.  Let cool down and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Add ice and serve.