Pina Colada Ice Cream

Summer is here and who doesn’t like a frozen treat?  I already have several up in my recipe index.  This pina colada ice cream is just a perfect addition.  The taste of pina colada reminds me of when I lived in Las Vegas.  We would go to the resort pool parties and sip on pina coladas.  Super yummy.  I found this recipe initially at The Midnight Baker’s website.  She made them into popsicles, but I turned them into ice cream.  You could do either.

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If you don’t have an ice cream machine, you can make them into popsicles
or smoothie pops.  Any way will work great!  We received a pineapple and some vanilla beans in our co-op basket so I used them in this recipe.

Pina Colada Ice Cream

Pina Colada Ice Cream

Prep Time 15 min Serves 4-5 cups     adjust servings


  • 1 can coconut milk (I used Thai Organic)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 vanilla bean (whole) 1tsp extract would work well too.
  • 3 cups pineapple diced
  • 2 T liquid sweetener (optional)


  1. Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend for about 90 seconds. Take a taste. It will be slightly tart. I liked it that way.
  2. You can also add 2 T of maple syrup or honey to sweeten it more if you like. I did not add any sweetener to mine.
  3. Pour contents into ice pop molds or an ice cream machine . Mine took about 20 minutes in the machine.
  4. The ice cream will come out like soft serve. If you prefer a harder ice cream, place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour to firm up. Enjoy!