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Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe

Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe #PinaColadaDay #CincodeMayo

Did you know that today is National Piña Colada Day? It is! So if you’re having a rough day, it’s ok to go home and have a Piña Colada to help relax. If you want to cool down as well and would like something non-alcoholic, you can try my Piña Colada Ice Cream! If I go out somewhere and have a drink, a Piña Colada is my absolute favorite! I love that it doesn’t taste like alcohol and it’s easy to drink. Well, this ice cream is easy to eat… I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing!

Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe

Did you know that piña coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico? The term, “piña colada” means “strained pineapple” in Spanish, which makes perfect sense. A traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream poured over crushed ice.

Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe

Servings 4 quarts


  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1 can cream of coconut
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavoring optional


  1. Add pineapple, cream of coconut, whipping cream, and optional rum flavoring to a blender or food processor and mix together until smooth.
  2. Mix in half and half.
  3. Add all ingredients to your ice cream maker and freeze according to directions.

National Piña Colada Day Piña Colada Ice Cream Recipe

I’m so glad I’m wrapping up this post, because ever since I came up with the idea I’ve had the two lines from the Piña Colada song stuck in my head: “If you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain.” I do like Piña Coladas, but not the caught in the rain part so much, unless it’s really hot outside and it’s one of those nice, cool, misty type rains. The kids LOVE playing in the rain. We haven’t had much plain rain storms this summer; it seems like they all come with thunder, lightning, hail, and high winds. Anyway, enough of my tangent! Do you like Piña Coladas? Are you going to go home and celebrate National #PiñaColadaDay? I think you should! (Or come over and help me eat this 4 quarts of Piña Colada Ice Cream in my freezer!)

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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I had no idea it was national pina colada day! But it sounds like the perfect reason to enjoy one! 😉 This ice cream looks phenomenal!

  2. I love that there is a non-alcoholic version too! Sounds delightful this summer! Pinned and tweeted!!

  3. Oh goodness…this sounds amazing! And, I think I could swap the cream and half and half for coconut milk, too!

  4. I want this so badly! If it weren’t so late here, I’d make it right now. 🙂

  5. I love pina coladas and ice cream. This sounds like the perfect dessert!

  6. This looks and sounds yummy very unique flavor.

  7. Yum! I bet this is a great summer ice cream flavor. I am going to have to whip up a batch!

  8. shelly peterson says:

    This looks great! the kids would love it, of course minus the rum.

  9. Nicole Dz says:

    Great treat to cool off with on a very hot day, and what a unique flavor of ice cream. I have to try this.