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Piña Colada Sorbet

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Desserts20 min (+chill time)
This Piña Colada Sorbet is a refreshing summertime treat that only takes six ingredients to make. Let us show you how easy it is!

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I’m kinda in love with my ice cream machine.

I mean, I knew it would be fun. And great for summer. And tasty. But I had no idea what kind of miracles the little rotating drum could actually pump out until this week. I mean, strawberry cheesecake ice cream was a great and all, but this. This is a whole new level of ice cream machine glory. Of course, it is only the second batch of anything I’ve made with it, but still, I have a seriously hard time believing this one is top-able.

And that is saying a lot about something without chocolate or bacon in it. I actually passed up a brownie last night to eat a bowl of piña colada sorbet. If you know anything about me, know that if I pass up chocolate, either I’m very, very ill, the world’s axis has shifted, we’re being attacked by chocolate-loving zombies, or the alternative is life-changing good.

I’m sure you can figure out which one of those it is (hint: not the zombies).

Promise me you’ll go and make this, okay? Even if you don’t have an ice cream machine you could freeze the mixture in individual servings (the pineapple will just settle and it might be a bit more icy and hard). You could also freeze the mixture into delicious, tropical popsicles.

Of course, you could also scoop the sorbet into glasses and the drizzle the top with some rum. Insert straw and be instantly transported to some beautiful sugar sand beach.

Piña Colada Sorbet

Piña Colada Sorbet

Yield: About 1 quart
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

This Piña Colada Sorbet is a refreshing summertime treat that only takes six ingredients to make. Let us show you how easy it is!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a saucepan, mix together sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until sugar is completely dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a blender, dump in entire can of pineapple (juice and all). Blend on high for 3-4 minutes until smooth and frothy.
  3. Add coconut milk, lime juice and vanilla to the blender. Blend for another 30 seconds.
  4. Transfer pineapple mixture to large bowl, whisk in simple syrup and chill in fridge until completely cold, 3-4 hours.
  5. Once cool, transfer mixture to the canister of your ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 1g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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14 Responses
  1. Lynn

    I made this sans ice cream machine. It was super easy, and it turned out great! I live in Hawaii, so this is perfect end to a hot day. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Since we’re dairy free over here, we got right on top of making this. Turned out great! The coconut taste got a little hidden so next time I might grind some up to coconut it up some more since I’m a coconut-a-holic. The girls are eating it up! Very refreshing!

    1. Cassie

      Glad you liked it! Mine tasted super coconutty. Wonder if different brands of coconut milk have different intensities?

    1. Cassie

      I totally agree! We plowed through this whole batch in less than 48 hours. It just tasted SO good after being outside in 90°+ heat. Must make more!

  3. I really want an ice cream machine!! Christmas is too far away and my birthday was last month. Maybe I can tell my husband to buy me one for Labor Day! Then I can make this sorbet and serve it with a pina colada 🙂

    1. Cassie

      I LOVE my ice cream machine. It was definitely one of those things that I never would have bought for myself, but am totally in love with. 🙂

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