Piña Colada Sorbet

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

Piña Colada Sorbet

This homemade low fat piña colada sorbet is the perfect solution to satisfying any sweet tooth, especially in the summer time. I also love my frozen Chocolate Sorbet, made with chocolate and espresso, or my Cherry Sorbet using real cherries!

I’ve been playing around with my new ice cream maker and I’m having fun with all the possibilities. My freezer is starting to look like a colorful sorbet shop, which is not necessarily a bad thing! I mean, what can be more impressive than whipping out containers of homemade sorbet when you have your friends over for dinner? Something you just whipped up? And it really couldn’t be easier to make!

This pineapple ice cream would make great tasting ice pops too if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Use your sweetener of choice, Stevia of course could be used in place of the sugar or agave if that is what you prefer.

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

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Piña Colada Sorbet

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91 Cals Protein 20 Carbs 1.5 Fats
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Yield: 3 servings
COURSE: Dessert, Snack
CUISINE: American
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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 1 quart.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fat: 1.5g, Sodium: 0.5mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 18.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 3
Keywords: adult ice cream, Piña Colada Sorbet, Pineapple Ice Cream, Pineapple Sorbet

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74 comments

  1. Okay, the flavor was good but we could not get past the stringiness of the pineapple. We ended up throwing the whole thing away. What went wrong? 

    • I’d put the pineapple in the blender then strain it THEN and the sugar, coconut milk and rum, stirring it till the sugar is melted THEN chill it before putting it in your ice cream maker (or freezer).

  2. I made this for a friend who came to visit last week and this week she asked me to bring it for a dinner party she’s hosting! I guess that means she liked it! So did I!

  3. This tastes incredible! However, I come up with 5 points a serving, not 4,  when I plug the recipe into the WW recipe builder. Any ideas?

    • Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

      • Hmm…yes, I did use the recipe builder. Oh well, next time I will decrease the sugar by just a bit and that will make it only 4 points a serving. The sorbet is amazing! I have plans to try it with strawberries next and then with cherries another time. I have a freezer full of Halo Top and Enlightened but choose this sorbet first. Gina, your recipes have changed dinners and eating in general in our house. Thank you so much for your dedication to bringing us delicious and creative recipes. I started making your recipes over a year ago, and my husband dropped 15 pounds without even trying! And now that I started WW in February, combined with your recipes, I’ve dropped almost 40 pounds! We use your recipes 3-4 times a week and never miss eating out because we eat so well at home. Thank you, thank you!! You have made such a positive impact in our life and I know many others too! Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  4. Can you make this and then just freeze it, if you don’t have an ice cream maker? I don’t have one but I’d really like to make this.

  5. Is it coconut milk in the can? Or the one that comes in box like almond milk? 

    • In the can and get it without gar gum unless you like the texture it produces. Talenti brand gelato uses gar gum.

  6. yum! i make it with frozen banana and dates to keep it sugar free and low fat

  7. Nice recipe! It's yummy *-*

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

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

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!!

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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 !

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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?

  21. 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?

  22. 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

  23. 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!!!

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

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!)

  29. 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.

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

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

  32. hi Gina! I love the napkin! your pics are so tasty 🙂

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

  34. 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!)

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. This is sooooo good 🙂 I added a little coconut extract. These flavors taste like vacation!

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

  39. 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.

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

  41. @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.

  42. 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/

  43. 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!)

  44. i don't have an ice cream maker 🙁

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

  45. 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.

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

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

  51. Gina, I want some right now!

  52. 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!

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

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

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

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

  57. 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.

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

  59. 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!

    • 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 🙂

  60. Yum yum.

  61. This looks wonderful! You make it look so simple – love it!

  62. 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.

  63. 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!

  64. 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?

  65. 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!

    • put in in the food processor if you don't have a high speed blender. pour evenly in a glass container and stir every hour to keep it fluffy