Pineapple with mint sugar

Pineapple with mint sugar is an easy and delicious little summer dish. We use it as both a dessert, a quick snack, or as part of a tasty tapas spread, or as a sweet addition to a brunch table. Read on to get the easy recipe.

pineapple with mint sugar in bowl for dessert

Easy Pineapple Dessert with Mint

This little dish is perfect as a summer dessert, a quick snack, or a sweet treat on a breakfast table.

For dessert, it can be served with a dollop of vanilla custard, vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream if desired.

It is advisable to prepare the dish a few hours before serving; it benefits from standing and marinating in the refrigerator, which gives the pineapple a wonderful flavor.

Pineapple with mint sugar is also always on the table as a dessert for brunch. It’s such a refreshing bite-sized treat that you always have room for, even after eggs, bacon, and sausages.

It’s also a little snack that our children love, and if there’s any left after the evening’s dessert, they can easily take it in a small container for their packed lunch.

bowl of mint pineapple salad for dessert

Ingredient notes

Pineapple – A good ripe pineapple, but not overly ripe.

Cane sugar – Regular cane sugar gives the best result. If you don’t have cane sugar, you can use regular white sugar as a substitute if necessary.

Mint – Fresh mint. You can buy it at the supermarket or grow it in your garden.

How to make pineapple with mint sugar?

It’s really easy to make this little dish. Finely chop the mint and mix it with the cane sugar. Then cut the pineapple into small cubes, mix everything together, and refrigerate for at least one hour.

After that, the pineapple is ready to be served. You can serve it in a large bowl or in small individual glasses.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

pineapple with mint sugar in bowl with spoon

Frequently asked questions

How do you store the pineapple?

Once you’ve cut the pineapple, store it in the refrigerator. Take it out half an hour before eating so it’s not too cold.

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Tips and tricks for the recipe

  • Prepare the dish a few hours before serving so it can marinate in the refrigerator. It’s fine to eat it an hour after making it, but 2-3 hours is even better.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve as is for a fresh dessert or snack.
  • Serve it on top of yogurt for breakfast.
  • Serve as a dessert with vanilla ice cream, custard, or whipped cream. Optionally, top it with some chopped dark chocolate for an extra delicious touch.

Do you love fruity desserts?

Try our recipe for Plum trifle or Danish strawberry pudding (jordbærgrød)
bowl of pineapple with mint sugar
pineapple mint dessert

Recipe for Mint Pineapple Dessert

Here’s our super easy recipe for a delicious pineapple dessert. It’s not only really easy to make but also tastes fresh and light. It’s great as a little summer dessert after a delicious barbecue on the terrace or as a finishing touch to a lovely brunch.

We hope you feel like trying the recipe. At our home, it’s a little treat that both children and adults love to eat.

pineapple with mint sugar in dish for dessert

Pineapple with mint sugar

Recipe for pineapple with mint sugar
Enjoy a refreshing pineapple dessert with mint. It's an easy summer dessert that can be served for brunch or as part of a tapas spread.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Danish
Servings 4 people
Calories 67 kcal


  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 3 tbsp cane sugar or regular sugar


  • Start by cutting the pineapple into 1-2 cm cubes.
    1 pineapple
  • Finely chop the mint and mix it with the cane sugar. Combine the pineapple and mint sugar in a bowl, and refrigerate for at least one hour, preferably longer.
    1 bunch mint, 3 tbsp cane sugar
  • It can be served in small individual glasses as a delicious summer dessert or as a finishing touch at brunch.


Serving: 1personCalories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Mint pineapple dessert, Pineapple with mint sugar
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