Piña Colada Ice Cream

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This is an easy Piña Colada Ice Cream recipe made with simple ingredients like coconut milk, coconut cream, instant pudding mix and pineapple juice. Best of all, there is no cooking required! This will become your go-to summer dessert.

For even more pineapple and coconut inspired recipes, check out my Tropical Pina Colada recipes page.

a scoop of Piña Colada Ice Cream in a pink ice cream scoop with a cherry and orange paper umbrella sticking out of the side.

How could anyone pass up a thick and creamy ice cream that is loaded with tropical flavors?

How to make Piña Colada Ice Cream:

If you do not like the texture of coconut sift your pudding mix to remove the flakes. Otherwise, go ahead and pour the whole package into a large bowl.

Coconut flakes in a blue sifter above coconut instant pudding mix in a large glass bowl.

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

Piña Colada Ice Cream mixture whisked together in a large glass bowl.

Next, 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.

One cup of coconut cream in a glass measuring cup.

Whisk this into your mixture until fully combined. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and process according to the manufacture’s instructions, usually about twenty minutes.

Ice cream churning in a white ice cream maker.

Once the ice cream is ready, pour into a container and freeze until ready to serve.

Frozen ice cream in an ice cream maker bowl.

After a couple of hours in the freezer you will have a soft-serve consistency. Freeze overnight for a more solid ice cream. If frozen overnight, set on counter for 30 minutes or so to soften up again.

Piña Colada Ice Cream in a small glass garnished with a piece of pineapple, a cherry and pink paper umbrella.

Additional Dairy-free Ice Cream recipes to try:


Piña Colada Ice Cream by cookingwithcurls.com

Piña Colada Ice Cream

This easy Piña Colada Ice Cream is fun, delicious and loaded with authentic rum flavor!
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream, dairy-free, recipe, coconut, pineapple, dessert, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 3.4 ounce vanilla or coconut instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups coconut milk (the kind in the refrigerator section)
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 cup coconut cream (canned unsweetened coconut milk, not the sweetened Coco Lopez coconut cream)
  • .25 cup coconut rum (can substitute 1 teaspoon rum flavoring)


  • 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.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 3.5mg

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  1. Well that is a handy little drying rack – we use a towel so any excuse to go to Target, I’m on it! We love the Cartwheel app. I like that it’s less bulky. And that ice cream… well, I need some of that right now. Even for breakfast!! Pinned!

    1. 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? 😉

  2. OK..ice cream seriously YUM!! Love everything about it. And that dish rack is so versatile. Amazing. Does it come with the phone too? Lol

    1. 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!!

  3. Great post, Lisa! Love that pic with the scoop of ice cream and the cherry and umbrella, it definitely makes me want to lounge on the beach! I love the behind the scenes pics and the disk rack really seems like a great purchase!

    1. 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!!

  4. Oh, I LOVE this dish rack so much, Lisa! And how clever to hang it inside a cabinet door! 🙂 Even more space saving! And I love that you used pudding mix in the ice cream! I have never tried that and now I want to asap.

    1. 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. 😉

  5. What a great post Lisa! I love how the rack can hold a lot but isn’t clunky! and of course, I love the ice cream – it looks so refreshing!! Pinned! PS – I think you are smart not putting your measuring cup in the dish washer. I’ve ruined many that way!

    1. 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! 😉

  6. 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!!

  7. Wow, love this drainer and being able to store it away! And this ice cream. This ICE CREAM! Girl, you outdid yourself, it’s fabulous!

    1. 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!!

  8. 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!

  9. I can verify that the red paint will come off of the Pyrex measuring cups if you put them in the dishwasher! I’m going to have to get new ones soon.

    LOVE this ice cream, Lisa! And who says you can’t have ice cream for breakfast? 😉

  10. 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…

    1. 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. 😉

  11. 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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