Aug 1, 2011

Piña Colada Sorbet



One taste of this icy cold treat will whisk you away to a tropical island for a few heavenly moments. Tastes just like a frozen piña colada, only difference is you eat it with a spoon, not a straw!

Leave the rum out if you are making this for the little ones. The points remain the same with or without. Enjoy!!!

Piña Colada Sorbet
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Size: 1/2 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 91.1 • Fat: 1.5 g • Protein: 0.2 g • Carb: 20.0 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Sugar: 18.5 g
Sodium: 0.6 mg

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp dark rum (optional)

Directions:

Cut the pineapple into chunks


Puree in a blender with sugar, coconut milk, and rum if using until smooth.  


Chill thoroughly then freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions.

Makes 1 quart.

62 comments :

  1. this looks SO yummy. We don't have an ice cream maker, but I wonder how this would work as a granita....I may have to give it a try!

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  2. I love how simple this is! Could the pineapple be interchanged with any fruit? Could a different type of milk (almond milk maybe?) be used and come out the same?

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  3. You are truly a woman after my own heart! I've been wanting to use my ice cream maker but couuldnt decide what to make. Im going to make this as soon as I can! Thanks again gina!

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  4. The rum will make the sorbet runnier when it goes through the ice cream maker. You will need to freeze it afterwards to get the sorbet consistency. Alcohol doesn't freeze, so it definitely changes the mixture at first.

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  5. This looks wonderful! You make it look so simple - love it!

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  6. Is there a way to either store coconut milk or purchase it in something besides a can? There are several recipes on here I would like to try with this ingredient, but it seems that it would be easier if I had a better way to buy and/or store the coconut milk. Thanks!

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    1. I don't know where you're from, but I am living in Kuwait right now, and there is a powdered coconut milk available here in the supermarkets :)

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  7. Can I use a sugar substitute? How would it affect the points?

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  8. I bet this would be great as a granita or ice pop!

    I suppose you could use a different juice in place of coconut milk, but then it wouldn't be a pina colada!

    I usually use they leftover milk for one of my other recipes, example I made chicken coconut curry with the extra milk I had.

    Not sure how Splenda would effect the points. It may lower it a little.

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  9. I. AM. SO. MAKING THIS! Mmmmmmm!

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  10. This is on my list for my next get together, which I will plan SOON just so I can have this!

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  11. This is something I'd never say No to!

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  12. This sounds fab! I love anything with pineapple.

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  13. I just got a Cusinart ice cream maker. I'm ripping that box open and making this recipe as soon as the cylinder freezes long enough. OMG this looks good and I love Pina Coladas!

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  14. Gina, I want some right now!

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  15. Just copied the recipe. Jena, you always have such refreshing and wonderful recipes on your blog. Thank you for this one. And its low calorie also...you thought of everything!

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  16. This looks delicious!

    do you use the regular coconut milk or a low-fat coconut milk? I can't seem to taste the coconut when I've used the lower fat kind.

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  17. Did you use full fat coconut milk or lite? Or did you use SO Delicious coconut milk? This looks AMAZING! I am a HUGE pina colada fan.

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  18. I used full fat coconut milk Thai Kitchen brand because I agree, the flavor can get lost with light. Hope you all like :)

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  19. Maria Sayers8/1/11, 7:03 PM

    Can't wait to try this! Thank you for sharing your fabulous recipes.

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  20. This looks and sounds so YUMMY! I will have to give it a try. I'm always up for a treat like this, especially the more healthy version. Thank you for all your great recipes.

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  21. i don't have an ice cream maker :(

    you think there's a way for me to still make this????

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  22. toro3@hotmail.com8/2/11, 9:02 AM

    i would like to know also if you can make this without an ice cream maker (never thought to buy one since I don't think it would be helpful in my weight loss program!)

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  23. I LOVE my ice cream maker!! The sorbet possibilities are endless!!

    Here's a great link from David Lebovitz on how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker.

    http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2007/07/making-ice-crea-1/

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  24. @countrygirlcouture.. I always have powdered Coconut milk in my cupboard and find it so versatile and I also buy block Coconut cream which you can either grate into curries which gives a much more distinctive flavour or melt down in a little milk to use in a more liquid state. This keeps for a long time unopened and I buy mostly in Thai/chinese shops. Mandy @Lugano Switzerland.

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  25. I have to see if they sell that here, thanks for sharing!

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  26. Is Silk Coconut Milk the same thing that you are talking about. It's all I could find. It was in the milk cooler at the store.

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  27. Would using agave syrup instead of sugar effect this in any way?

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  28. This is sooooo good :) I added a little coconut extract. These flavors taste like vacation!

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  29. Made this last night. I was really delicious. Tasted just like a pina colada. The acid from the pineapple makes my throat hurt if I eat too much, which is actually a good thing or else it would be gone in no time! So easy to make too. Thanks Gina

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  30. HIC - love this. I am all over anything Pina Colada. Last year I got to spend 6 months in the US Virgin Isles, where a bottle of rum is cheaper than a bottle of Coke.

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  31. If I didn't put this through the ice cream freezer, would it end up like a pina colada smoothie? I am so into smoothies right now...perfect for this hot summer we're having in Texas (108 degrees today!)

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  32. Yes, you could probably freeze it then put it through the blender for a frozen drink!

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  33. hi Gina! I love the napkin! your pics are so tasty :)

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  34. Made this tonight and it was fantastic!!! Thank you!

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  35. This was delicious! I left out the rum because I did not have any, but next time I am definitely putting it in!

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  36. Just finished freezing in ice cream freezer. It was firm, creamy and taste great. I used Splenda and Rum extract. Next time I'll double the recipe.

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  37. Just made this a few minutes ago to eat after dinner. We made the mistake of test-tasting it when it was done. Mistake. BIG. HUGE. (Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman) - holy cow, this was SOOOO GOOD. The kids, husband and I decided to have dessert first tonight!!! So good, thank you! (Oh and we obviously left out the rum this time - but will be adding that for a late night snack sometime for hubbie and I!)

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  38. I'll admit, I was a little hesitant on trying this recipe because I'm so picky about my pina coladas...but OH MAN. I received an ice cream maker this morning and gave this recipe a try....SO delicious! I had to substitute the fresh pineapple for canned (In Alaska a fresh pineapple is $8 lol) but with the coconut milk and rum it was still fantastic. I don't know if I want to even try any other recipe now..Way to go Gina!

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  39. This was so good! I had a ice cream maker I had never used and we finally broke it out. Can't wait to try the chocolate sorbet. Thanks for another yummy recipe!

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  40. This is so good that I immediately made another batch upon tasting the first one, now it is in the freezer for another night! I just need to go buy another pineapple so I can make more, this time with the rum for the grown ups!

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  41. you could use creamed coconut i think instead of coconut milk

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  42. Wow, I've only just blended up the mix to leave in the fridge while I'm at work tonight and my sneaky taste test was amazing! Our Australian pineapples have been extra sweet and juicy this year, so I'll definitely be making a few more batches before summer is over! Thank you!!!

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  43. thanks for this great idea! i don't have an ice cream maker so mine came out more like a 'frozen treat.' I also tried a pineapple basil version, less points (1!!) and i thought tasted awesome. I have such a sweet tooth and this really helped me stay on track. love your site!

    http://alittlecleverandcatchy.blogspot.com/2012/02/pineapple-basil-frozen-treat-1-point-ww.html

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  44. Hi Gina! This looks great but I had a question: could the coconut milk be substituted for LIGHT coconut milk, maybe shave off a point or so, or would it affect the recipe without much difference?

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    1. It could but I think it will lack some of that coconut taste.

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  45. I'm so excited to make this for a party this weekend. It's going to be the dessert. I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on possible toppings. I'm thinking toasted coconut, maybe a rum caramel sauce...what do you think? Anything else come to mind?

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  46. I want to try this recipe- but I do not have an ice cream maker/machine. Any suggestions from everyone on what you have and love would be greatly appreciated!

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  47. Oh, wow. I just made this and it is SO YUMMY! I may experiment with cutting the sugar, but it will definitely be in my summer rotation--THANK YOU for the great recipes!

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  48. I made this today...and as I was making it, read the comments about the "light" coconut milk not giving enough "coconut" flavor. I had purchased the light milk, so after the puree chilled, when I put it in the ice cream machine, I added about a 1/4 cup of flaked coconut that I had in the house. AMAZING....I would make this over and over again...and will! yummmmmy! Thanks Gina. I am so thrilled that I found your site !

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  49. We had this at our Memorial day party yesterday...turned out PERFECT. My mom made a coconut cake to go with it. A huge hit. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  50. I just made the mix and it is in the fridge for the chill part. I picked up light coconut milk by mistake so I added a tiny bit of coconut extract for the full coconut flavor. Can't wait to try it.

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  51. Another easy way to do it, if you don't have an ice cream maker (or even if you do) is to buy the frozen pineapple and follow the directions the same way! I had a stick blender and not a regular blender, but it worked just as well with the pineapple still frozen, and you didn't have to even put it in the ice cream machine! Tasty!

    Mary

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  52. Oh my Gina!!! This is so yummy!!! I just left a bday party and skipped the cake because I was coming home to make this!!! Love the flavor!!!

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  53. I had some coconut milk left over after making pudding, and then the other day I bought several pounds of fresh pineapple for a party and ended up taking most of it home. I needed a way to use both up, and this sorbet was the perfect recipe! The coconut milk I used was light, but I don't think its flavor gets lost at all. I served scoops tonight topped with chunks of pineapple and a drizzle of coconut butter mixed with a little more rum--delicious!

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  54. I made this today and it is delicious! So refreshing in this hot weather!

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  55. dont add the rum... my sorbet was more a slushy than a sorbet...

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  56. I prefer mango, can I follow the same instructions?

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  57. Has anyone tried this in popsicle molds? Will it freeze hard enough if made without the rum?

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