Piña Colada Ice Cream

If you like piña coladas… getting caught in the rain. If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain. I honestly can’t help myself sometimes.

Make your favorite frozen drink into tropical Piña Colada Ice Cream! Loads of coconut and pineapple will have you feeling like you are on vacation. #icecreamrecipes #pinacoladaicecream #icecreammakerrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com


 

And yes, you will now have that song stuck in your head for the majority of the day. (Terribly sorry, but only a little!)

Turn your favorite frozen drink into tropical Piña Colada Ice Cream! Loads of coconut and pineapple will have you feeling like you are on vacation.

You know you are singing it! Just did out loud and got a very disapproving look from my cat. Apparently I do not have the gift of song. It is officially summertime and this time of year gets me inspired.

Make sure you PIN Pina Colada Ice Cream!

I am inspired to sit outside. I am inspired to get the grill going. And I am inspired to dust of that blender and put it to good use. Because seriously, who doesn’t want a refreshing, cool, frozen drink that tastes of vacation?

But what if… you didn’t need to get out the blender and you could keep your summer crush in the freezer? You can with Piña Colada Ice Cream! And serve it with Pina Colada Poke Cake

Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe - Make your favorite frozen drink into tropical ice cream! Loads of coconut and pineapple will have you feeling like you are on vacation. www.savoryexperiments.com

Coconut and pineapple: two iconically summery, tropical flavors that play so well together that I crave them year-round. Honestly, they are best buds.

But why do they always have to be blended and sipped? No one ever said I couldn’t make them into an amazing and refreshing dessert and eat them with a spoon. I am breaking all the rules!

Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe - Make your favorite frozen drink into tropical ice cream! Loads of coconut and pineapple will have you feeling like you are on vacation. www.savoryexperiments.com

While no-churn ice creams are super time saving and totally fabulous in a pinch, I do prefer churned.

True, it requires foresight and certainly more time, but in the long run, the rich, creaminess is worth it!

Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe - Make your favorite frozen drink into tropical ice cream! Loads of coconut and pineapple will have you feeling like you are on vacation. www.savoryexperiments.com

Piña Colada Ice Cream came to me when I saw a coconut ice cream made from coconut milk for vegan frozen treat lovers. It got the wheels turning, but I knew I had to make it a little different.

And while that version sounds delicious and I have complete respect for those who love coconut milk-based dairy products, I am partial to heavy cream.

pina colada ice cream in a teal ice cream bowl with cherries

I landed with coconut milk light and refreshing, coconut creme with it’s sweetness and velvety texture, as well as crushed pineapple AND pineapple juice for a juicy bite in every spoonful.

This ice cream is my version of a “Caribbean island” in a cup. And while it is fantastic on its own, I spruce it up with a few toppings that make it seem even more cocktail like – a pinch of toasted shredded coconut and a few maraschino cherries.

Here you go folks, Piña Colada Ice Cream!

Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe - Make your favorite frozen drink into tropical ice cream! Loads of coconut and pineapple will have you feeling like you are on vacation. www.savoryexperiments.com

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pina colada ice cream in a teal ice cream bowl with cherries

Piña Colada Ice Cream

4.67 from 42 votes
Make your favorite frozen drink into tropical Piña Colada Ice Cream! Loads of coconut and pineapple will have you feeling like you are on vacation.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Freezing Time: 12 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 16 quart

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare ice cream maker according to package directions (usually a 24 hour freezing time).
  • At least 2-6 hours before churning, add heavy cream and sugar to a heavy bottom sauce pan. Stir over low-medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Stir in coconut milk, coconut creme, crushed pineapple (whole can including juice) and salt. Stir until smooth (except for the pineapple pieces).
  • Transfer mixture to a heat safe bowl with a lid, refrigerate for at least 2 hours before churning. Longer is perfectly fine, just not any shorter.
  • Churn in ice cream maker for 25-20 minutes. Transfer to a freezer safe dish, cover and freeze for an additional 2-4 hours, although overnight is best.
  • Scoop and garnish with toasted coconut and/or maraschino cherries.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 176 kcal, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 10 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 9 mg, Potassium: 142 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 12 g, Vitamin A: 235 IU, Vitamin C: 4.3 mg, Calcium: 20 mg, Iron: 0.7 mg
Calories: 176
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade ice cream, ice cream maker recipes, pina colada ice cream
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  1. My whole family loved this ice cream when I made it. I diced the cherries up and added them after I churned. (Dumped some ice cream in the dish and sprinkled the cherry pieces; repeated until I had no more of either. So yummy and will be making it again!

    1. I would add it before freezing, probably just a tablespoon or so. Alcohol doesn’t freeze, so it will be a little looser than regular. The other alternative would be to make a coconut rum sauce instead and pour it on top while serving. Great idea- I love the direction you are going!

    1. Hi! I haven’t, but it should be the same volume, just make sure to chop it well and use the juices so there is a similar amount of liquid. Make sure to come back and let us know how it was with fresh!

  2. Just curious if this would work out okay if I purées the pineapple first. My husband loves pineapple but doesn’t want the “pieces” in the ice cream. What do you think? Thanks -sounds delicious!

  3. Hi, I was wondering if it’s possible to follow this exact recipe without an ice cream machine? Could I just throw it in the freezer overnight instead? Have you tried that?

    1. Hi Aneta,
      Unfortunately, you can’t. No churn ice cream requires that you use whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk instead of actual milk and sugar.

  4. When the recipe states “whole can” for crushed pineapple, does that include the juice? Is this in heavy syrup or 100% juice?

    1. Hi Sharon! Great question and I just updated the recipe to reflect the answer. I used crushed pineapple in juice and yes, that included the juice.