Pina Colada Milkshake {recipe} – with Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned Light Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream

Pina Colada Milkshake

This entire Friday featuring ice cream in celebration of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday July 15 is sponsored by our sweet, smiley friends at Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream! Like them on facebook and check out what they’re doing this summer for children’s charity, Operation Smile!

There’s a reason we suffer the insufferable traffic and chaos of Los Angeles.

We don’t like — no, we hate — getting caught in the rain.

We do, however, like piña coladas…


You knew we were going to reference the song at some point if we were making piña colada milkshakes, right? At least we didn’t say anything about bringing all the boys to the yard.

It’s been a while since we’ve had an actual pina colada. Something about sweetness and cream mixed with alcohol has never really worked for us. At least, it’s never worked for us the morning after sucking down five or six of them because they’re so deceptively delicious.

However, this is a “virtuous” Pina Colada, a milkshake version that’s not only non-alcoholic, but also made with Dreyer’s/Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream, which is lower in fat and calories than the usual (we didn’t even know that until a few weeks ago, did you?!). So when you find yourself reaching for a second glass of the stuff, you won’t feel bad, body or mind.
Pina Colada Milkshake
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with shaking this milkshake and adding a splash or two of rum for the Adult Swim portion of the poolside refreshments.
Pina Colada Milkshake

Pina Colada Milkshakes


for each milkshake, you will need:
5-6 generous scoops of Pineapple Coconut ice cream
1 cup ice cold milk (I used whole milk)
fresh pineapple slices to garnish
optional: rum


Place ice cream scoops and milk in blender. If you’re using rum, add it, too. Blend until smooth.

Pour into tall glass. Garnish with fresh pineapple slice.

Serve immediately.

by Sarah J. Gim on July 13, 2012 · 1 comment

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Diane July 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

Can I just say, I very much enjoy your use of the royal we on this blog?


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