I love summer – I love having my kids home and I love sleeping in (school drop off kills me daily) AND I love making and enjoying ICE CREAM! This is a creamy homemade coconut ice cream with chunks of crushed pineapple added to it for a sweet pina colada treat!
The crazy thing is – I LOVE coconut and I LOVE pina colada but I’ve never liked pineapple – isn’t that weird? And my kids? half LOVE pineapple, half hate it and ONE doesn’t like coconut – that’s just crazy talk! But they all enjoyed this sweet treat!
I love custard based ice creams – I love the creaminess of them – BUT you could easily make an eggless version of this – using this base ice cream recipe and sub out some of the heavy cream for coconut cream and add the toasted coconut and crushed pineapple at the end!
- 1/2 C sweetened coconut
- 1 C sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 lrg eggs
- 1 1/2 C coconut cream
- 1 C milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 C heavy cream
- 1/2 C drained crushed pineapple
- spread the coconut onto a baking sheet and toast at 350 for 4-7 mins (just until golden, I like to stir after 3 mins
- in a medium bowl whisk the sugar, cornstarch and salt
- add the eggs and beat until light in color and foamy
- in a saucepan heat the coconut cream and milk until just starting to steam/bubble
- pour the hot milk into the eggs in a steady stream while beating (so it doesn't cook and scramble the eggs)
- pour back into the saucepan and heat, stirring constantly until thickened enough to coat the back of the spoon/spatula
- take off the heat and strain
- stir in the vanilla and heavy cream
- refrigerate until chilled
- run through your ice cream maker according to the directions
- scoop half into your ice cream holder/tupperware and sprinkle on half the coconut and pineapple - repeat - then stir as much or as little as you want
- serve right away for a soft ice cream or freeze for a more traditional ice cream, 3-4 hours
Mmmmm seriously doesn’t get much better or refreshing! also how fun are these pineapple flowers! I’ve always wanted to give them a try – I’ll do a video and post on them pronto!
AND today happens to be national pina colada day! SO here are some more delicious pina colada recipes for you to try!!
Here are 9 new recipes from the Celebrating Food holiday bloggers!
- Pina Colada Ice Cream – HERE Ashlee Marie
- Tropical Piña Colada Cupcakes – Life Made Simple
- Pina Colada Bread – Creations by Kara
- Pina Colada Cupcakes – The Baker Upstairs
- Vegan Pina Colada Cocktail – Namely Marly
- Pina Colada Tembleque (Pineapple Coconut Pudding) – Foodie with Family
- Pina Colada Pie – Real Mom Kitchen
- Pina Colada Grilled Pineapple – Hey Grill, Hey
- Pina Colada Popsicle’s – Gather for Bread
And a few more of my favorite food bloggers and their fun take on pina coladas!!
- no bake pina colada cheesecakes – Beyond Frosting
- pina colada pancakes – Maebells
- pina colada milkshake – 365 days of baking and more
- pina colada fruit dip – like mother light daughter
- pina colada fluff – mom on timeout
- pina colada cake trifle – inside bru crew life
- pina colada bread pudding – turnadough allie
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