August 25, 2011

Pina Colada Milkshakes

My parents told me that the first milkshake I ever tasted was a pineapple milkshake.

The idea of that has always disgusted me just a little bit.  Pineapple in a milkshake?  I have trouble believing I enjoyed that.  Maybe I disliked it so much that my moral stance of fruit not belonging in ice cream began then.  

Unless, of course, that fruit. is in ice cream. that is in a tropical drink. that contains rum...

Brilliantly, I made Coconut Frozen Yogurt.

Then, brilliantly again, I thought, "Milkshake!"

Unfortunately, I was then out of coconut frozen yogurt (read:  I ate it.)

So I took a trip to the store, and then I made a milkshake.  You can make this with coconut ice cream or frozen yogurt, if you have it.  OR, you can can do what I did and use vanilla ice cream with a splash of coconut milk.

I can't explain the flavor.  It is tropical.  It is Bahama-like.  It is very un-Alaskan.  I think that's why I like it.

Because really, if you left it up to Alaskans, we'd all be drinking salmon-flavored milkshakes.

Also, you can easily adapt this into a non-alcoholic drink.  I mean, really, you can't go wrong with a milkshake of any kind!  (Unless it is salmon-flavored).  

Pina Colada Milkshake
for each milkshake

1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
2 T. pineapple juice
2 oz. (1 shot) rum
2 oz. (1 shot) coconut rum
2 T. coconut milk, more if needed until desired thickness is reached
1 T. sweetened coconut for garnish.

Mix everything together in the blender.  Yum!

Shared at:
Sweet Treats Thursday
What's Cooking Wednesday 
Cast Party Wednesday
This Chick Cooks
Friday Food@Momtrends


  1. Julie and Mary Ann had some chicken curry the other night and I told them to add coconut milk the next time. Weiss market keeps it by the Puerto Rican foods. I think they'll be keeping it in the pantry for all these great ideas (rice).

    Oh, and the kitchen is almost done. New white cabinets, granite countertops, new stove, new table and chairs, lamps, recessed lighting. Wall paper's gone and painted a nice minty light green. The only thing left to do is the back splash which they haven't decided on.

  2. This looks so refreshing and tasty! Can't wait to make this! I linked to you from This Chick Cooks. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. That looks so amazing - and I love pineapple milkshakes by themselves. This is just taking it up a tasty notch. :) ~ Courtney

  4. Thanks everyone! It was pretty awesome. I ate it with a spoon!


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