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Pina Colada Milkshake Recipe

Who says you need a beach to enjoy a tropical treat? Not us! With our Pina Colada Milkshake, you can bring the breezy vibes of the tropics right into your urban jungle. Imagine this: creamy vanilla ice cream blended with juicy, sweet pineapple and a hint of coconut, all topped with a cloud of whipped cream. It’s like a vacation in a cup!


Can I make it non-alcoholic?

Absolutely! Just skip the coconut rum for a kid-friendly version that’s just as delicious.

What can I use instead of coconut milk?

If coconut isn’t your thing, try almond milk or regular milk for a lighter twist.

Can I use fresh pineapple?

Sure thing! Fresh or frozen pineapple works great, but remember to adjust the sweetness since canned pineapple in juice adds extra sugar.

Is this milkshake gluten-free?

Yes, all the ingredients are naturally gluten-free, but always check your labels to be safe!


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut rum
  • Shredded coconut flakes
  • Whipped cream
  • Cherries (for garnish)

Why Each Ingredient Rocks

Vanilla Ice Cream: The base of our milkshake, it gives that creamy texture and sweet flavor that balances the tanginess of the pineapple.

Crushed Pineapple: Adds a fruity punch and tropical flair, making every sip feel like a party.

Coconut Milk: Brings a silky texture and rich coconut flavor, boosting the tropical vibes.

Coconut Rum: For an adult kick that complements the sweet pineapple and coconut flavors.

Coconut Flakes: Adds a toasty crunch that contrasts beautifully with the smooth milkshake.

Whipped Cream: Because who doesn’t love a fluffy, creamy topping?

Cherries: The cherry on top! It’s all about that Instagram-worthy finish.

Fun Places to Serve This Drink

Rooftop Parties: Sip and see the skyline! A Pina Colada Milkshake is perfect for chilling out on a warm evening up high.

Brunch Gatherings: Move over, mimosas! This milkshake can be a brunch star.

Backyard BBQs: Cool down between bites of hot grill favorites with this refreshing shake.

Movie Nights: Turn your living room into a cinema and serve these during a summer blockbuster night.

How to Store Leftovers

Got extra milkshake? Pour it into an airtight container and stash it in the freezer. When you’re ready for round two, let it thaw slightly for easy stirring or give it a quick blend to bring back that smooth texture.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Let Them Choose the Toppings: Kids love customization, so let them pick their own toppings like sprinkles or extra cherries.

Safety First: Handle the blender yourself, but they can add the ingredients!

Stir Party: Give each kid a spoon and let them help mix the coconut flakes into the shake.

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Pina Colada Milkshakes

Pina Colada Milkshakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Whip up a tropical treat with our Pina Colada Milkshake, blending creamy vanilla ice cream with pineapple and coconut flavors. It’s a vacation in a cup, perfect for sipping anywhere, anytime.


  • 2 ½ cups vanilla ice cream
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple in pineapple juice undrained
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut rum
  • Shredded coconut flakes
  • whipped cream
  • cherries (garnish)


  1. Put the vanilla ice cream, pineapple, coconut milk, and rum into the blender.
  2. Blend on ice cream mode.
  3. Wet  the rim of the glass with ice cream and roll in coconut flakes.
  4. Pour the mixture into the glass.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
  6. Garnish with a cherry.
  7. Cheers. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 393Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 37mgSodium 131mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 3gSugar 43gProtein 4g

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