Rubbermaid Dish Rack & Piña Colada Ice Cream

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Welcome to a behind the scenes look at Cooking with Curls.  Have you ever wondered what it is “really” like to be a food blogger?  Today I am going to share with you some of the craziness that happens in my kitchen, while showing you how I make it all work without completely loosing my mind!

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This Rubbermaid Dish Rack that I purchased at Target is going to make things much easier in the future, and I am going to show you how.  I will also tell you how you can save 15% by using the Cartwheel App on your phone.  But more on that later …..

The morning starts off by making Piña Colada Ice Cream.  No, this is not for breakfast, it is this post.  Although… it does contain fruit, so we could just call it a frozen fruit smoothie! 😉

The first time that I made this ice cream, I used instant coconut pudding mix…and of course I sifted out the dried coconut because I do not like the texture.  If you love coconut, go ahead and pour the whole package into a large bowl….

Piña Colada Ice Cream coconut

Add the coconut milk, pineapple juice, and rum, and whisk or beat together…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream whisk

The second time, I used vanilla pudding mix so the recipe is written with both as an option. 😉  Now grab a can of unsweetened full-fat coconut milk, but do not shake the can!  Scoop out the solid portion of the coconut cream. You should have about a cup…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream coconut cream

Whisk this into your mixture until fully combined.  Now pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and process according to the manufacture’s instructions…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream churn

That takes about twenty minutes, so in the mean time…let’s clean the first batch of dishes for the day…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream bowls

and dry them on this revolutionary Rubbermaid Dish Rack…..

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That pyrex bowl is almost as old as I am, and it has never been in a dishwasher!  I am afraid that the red paint will wear off my measuring cups, so I have always hand washed them as well.

So why is this Rubbermaid Dish Rack “revolutionary”?  #1, there are no sides…I love that!  I can arrange things however I want them.  There is plenty of space to move things around so nothing gets broken or scratched.  #2, it is so easy to store…..

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Traditional dish racks take up so much space, that I finally gave up and started using a towel {there is a Universal Drain Board that can be purchased separately}.  Now, I just hang it on the door and it’s completely out of the way and doesn’t take up a lot of precious space!  Those are Command Strips holding it onto the door by the way. 😉  The drip tray is laying on top of the silverware basket, and it stays in place when I open and close the door!

Our ice cream is ready to pour into a container and freeze until ready to serve…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream frozen

Now we get to clean the ice cream maker parts, and put them on the Rubbermaid Dish Rack to drain/dry…..

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Ice cream maker parts are not dishwasher friendly, so this dish rack works perfectly.  Next up was Bacon Potato Salad, and more pots, pans, utensils and bowls to wash…..

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The baking sheets can be placed vertically or horizontally, whichever you prefer.  I finally got to take photos of the finished Piña Colada Ice Cream…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream |

and had even more fragile glass dishes, and ice cream scoop to clean…..

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My phone needed to be cleaned too. 😉  That right there is the Cartwheel App that gives you 15% off your purchase of this awesome Rubbermaid Deluxe Drainer/Dish Rack and many other fun products as well.  This offer is only good until May 31st, so put a reminder on your phone so you don’t forget!  It’s really simple – you just download the Cartwheel App on your phone, load the discount, drive to Target, put the Rubbermaid Deluxe Drainer in your cart, and have the cashier scan the bar code on your phone when you check out!!

Finally, I made Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies, and had even more bowls, measuring cups, and food props to wash…..

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The cutting board cannot go in a dishwasher and the green, plastic strainer does not fit on the top rack.  Never put your good chef knives in the dishwasher!!  It will dull the edge, and possibly even warp them.

I wasn’t completely thrilled with the first batch of ice cream.  So I made another one.  I had even more dishes to clean, but I really like the flavor and texture of this version.  It is perfect!

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No, I do not always create this many recipes in one day, but it does happen.   If you make three meals a day, you probably have just as many dishes to deal with.  As you know, many dishes are not dishwasher safe or just won’t fit.  None of us want our heirloom dishes being stacked precarious on top of each other with nothing to support them.  Now I have a cool new way to do dishes…and Piña Colada Ice Cream…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream |


Piña Colada Ice Cream

Serves 4 - 6
Prep time 30 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Skip the straw and grab a spoon for this delicious Piña Colada Ice Cream!


  • 3.4 Ounce package vanilla or coconut instant pudding
  • 2 Cups coconut milk (box)
  • 6 Ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 cup coconut cream (canned unsweetened coconut milk) (not the sweetened Coco Lopez coconut cream)
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum*


In a large bowl, whisk together instant pudding mix, coconut milk, pineapple juice, the solid coconut cream from a can of unsweetened coconut milk, and rum.
Pour mixture into the canister of an ice cream maker, and process according to the manufacture's instructions, about 20 minutes.
Pour ice cream into a freezer safe container, and freeze until ready to serve.


*to make without the Rum, substitute 1 teaspoon of rum extract.  You do not need to add any additional liquid.

Ice Cream will be "soft-serve" style in 2 to 3 hours.  If frozen overnight, set on counter for 30 minutes or so to soften up again.

This recipe was inspired by this Easy Piña Colada Ice Cream that was shared at Memories by the Mile by Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


    • says

      Thanks so much Claire, it really is a pretty handy new toy for the kitchen! This ice cream is quite delicious for breakfast, and the fruit makes it justifiable right? 😉

    • says

      Thank you Zainab, you are so sweet! That phone is 5 years old, I will gladly send it to you so I can get a new one. 😉 I won’t give up the dish rack however!!

    • says

      Thank you so much Ashley! I would love to be lounging on the beach as well. 😉 If you are in the market for a dish rack, I HIGHLY recommend this one. It is awesome!!

    • says

      It truly is a brilliant design Carrie, I just love this dish rack!! I have such limited counter space, I needed to get creative! I would have never thought to use pudding mix in ice cream. That is totally Jamie’s idea. 😉

    • says

      Thank you Deb! I barely use my dishwasher anymore, it’s almost easier to just hand wash them. “Elvis” is so helpful and keeps everything nice and safe! 😉

  1. says

    Lisa, the ice cream sounds heavenly but I totally LOVE the dish rack and I need a new one because I kept knocking my other on the floor! The way you describe it is perfect and who wouldn’t want one?? So great to hear about how you use this and all the benefits! Thanks for sharing!!
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    • says

      Thank you Heather! I have a brand new dishwasher, one of those “super quiet” ones. Well it’s useless. It’s just an expensive sanitizer. It doesn’t clean anything, so I wash almost everything by hand. 🙁 You will love this ice cream Heather!!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Yum!! I love Pina Colada Ice Cream and when you told me you were making some, I couldn’t wait to check it out! 🙂 Love and wish I had two scoops!! That rack is one of those things I say, “why didn’t they think of that sooner” …… I can’t tell you how many times I have wished there weren’t sides on drying racks so I could easily wash and dry my huge soup pot!! I have to check this out!

  3. judiC says

    Question about the icecream recipe: Is the pudding a small box or large box? I just happen to have coconut rum in the freezer so I really want to make the icecream, but the only vanilla pudding I have is a BIG box of the sugarfree vanilla (6 servings – 1.5oz). Can’t wait to try Pina Colada Ice Ceam…

    • says

      Judi, it’s the small, 4 servings, box. The ounces will be different, because yours is sugarfree. I have never used sugarfree pudding mix before, so I have no idea how it will turn out. 😉

  4. says

    That little scoop with the umbrella is adorable! Not nearly big enough for me. I need a ladle for this ice cream! Oh my sounds so tropical and so perfect! I like hanging the dish rack in your cabinet, that is really handy!


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