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Pineapple Milkshake With Coconut Milk & Ice Cream (Vegan Dairy Free)

This pineapple milkshake is creamy, refreshing, sweet, with a delicious coconut flavor similar to pina colada – a perfect summer dessert. A healthier pineapple milkshake made with dairy free milk and ice cream. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes and it’s just fabulous for hot summer days! Also see the shake version without ice cream.

Coconut Pineapple Milkshake In a glass.

If you’re looking for drinks with coconut milk and also like thick-yet-sippable milk shakes, then this pineapple milkshake is just for you. Just like my strawberry coconut milkshake, it has a creamy texture due to coconut cream (scooped from the top of coconut milk can) and coconut ice cream. So you can also call it a coconut milkshake with pineapple.

Pineapple Milkshake Recipe

This pineapple milkshake is inspired by the famous Pina Colada milkshake (non-alcoholic) where coconut and pineapple make the base along with other added ingredients. The great thing about this pineapple shake is that you can make it without the dairy and it’ll be just as good. And the kids can enjoy this pineapple coconut drink as well!

Healthy Dairy Free Pineapple Milk Shake.

What Ingredients You Need

  • Pineapple – it’s best to use frozen pineapple, when blended the ice particles yield a creamy consistency.
  • Ice cream – I used non-dairy coconut ice cream (vanilla flavor with no added sugar), cashew based ice cream also works beautifully due to it’s creaminess, or you can use regular ice cream (if you don’t have problems with dairy).
  • Banana – helps with creaminess and added sweetness so we could skip a sweetener.
  • Coconut cream (the solid part from a coconut milk can) optional – to cut a bit the quantity of added ice cream.
  • Dairy Free milk – to thin it out. You can use any you like (coconut, almond, oat, cashew, hemp).
Ingredients for vegan pineapple milkshake displayed on a board.

How To Make A Pineapple Milkshake

1. Prepare the ingredients: for easy-to-scoop ice cream, remove from the freezer 10 minutes before using and make sure frozen pineapple in your freezer (it will yield a creamier texture). For a thicker shake use frozen banana as well. And don’t forget to chill your glasses. This will ensure the milkshake stays cold as long as possible.

2. Add ingredients to a blender (from softest to firmest for easy blending).

Process shots of pineapple milkshake - how to make pineapple milkshake with coconut cream and ice cream in a blender step by step.

3. Blend the milkshake. Start on the lowest speed and work your way up to medium speed, blend until the milkshake is smooth. Pulse a few times as needed to keep things moving.

4. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed, adding more milk, sweetness, pineapple (chunks or juice) for more pineapple flavor, or ice cream for creaminess.

Serve The Milkshake

If desired, top with some toasted coconut chips or drizzle some date syrup down the sides of the chilled glasses (optional). Divide the milkshake between the glasses. Garnish with toppings as desired and serve immediately with straws, a fresh pineapple wedge or even a Pineapple Cocktail Umbrella.

Coconut Milkshake With Pineapple Wedge decorated like pina colada.

What Other Fruits Go Well In A Pineapple Milkshake

If you don’t have enough pineapple or you prefer to combine other fruits and flavors then you can definitely mix in some other fruits. In order to keep the tropical vibe alive I would add some:

  • mango
  • starfruit
  • papaya
  • guava
  • banana
Close up shot of pineapple milkshake in a glass.

Coconut Pineapple Smoothie Or A Milkshake Without Ice Cream

If you prefer to avoid the ice cream and make the drink a bit thinner then as ice cream substitute use frozen pineapple juice and for creaminess increase the quantity of coconut cream. Basically be transform into a coconut pineapple smoothie. See listed quantities in the recipe card below.

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More healthy and delicious smoothie ideas:

Pineapple milkshake in a glass with pineapple wedge, straw and cocktails umbrella.

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Pineapple Milkshake With Coconut Milk & Ice Cream (Dairy Free Vegan)

This pineapple milkshake is creamy, refreshing, sweet, with a delicious coconut flavor and make a perfect summer dessert. A healthier pineapple coconut milkshake with Pina Colada flavors made with dairy free milk and ice cream. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes and it’s just fabulous for hot summer days! Or make the shake without ice cream and transform it into a pineapple coconut smoothie.
Prep Time4 mins
Blending Time1 min
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Vegan
Servings: 14 oz
Calories: 441.1kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Pineapple Milkshake With Coconut Ice Cream

  • 1½ – 2 cups pineapple chunks - frozen
  • 3/4 cup coconut ice cream
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream - solid part form canned coconut milk
  • 1 small banana - fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup liquid - plant milk or pineapple juice to help with blending.

Pineapple Milkshake Without Ice Cream

  • cup pineapple chunks - frozen
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice - frozen into cubes
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream - solid part form canned coconut milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp liquid - plant milk to help with blending

Instructions
 

Prepare The Ingredients

  • For easy-to-scoop ice cream, remove from the freezer 10 minutes before using and make sure frozen pineapple in your freezer (it will yield a creamier texture). For a thicker shake use frozen bananas as well. And don’t forget to chill your glasses. This will ensure the milkshake stays cold as long as possible.

Add Ingredients

  • Layer the ingredients in a blender – from softest to firmest for easy blending. (If you want a very smooth color without white solid particles from coconut cream, then blend the coconut cream first then add the rest of ingredients).

Blend The Milkshake

  • Start on the lowest speed and work your way up to medium speed, blend until the milkshake is smooth. Pulse a few times as needed to keep things moving.

Taste And Adjust

  • Adjust ingredients as needed, adding more liquid, pineapple (chunks or juice) for more pineapple flavor, or ice cream for creaminess.

When Making Pineapple Milkshake Without Ice Cream

  • Blend the coconut cream first (to smooth out any solid parts), then add the rest of cold ingredients, blend until smooth (starting from low to high speed) for about 30 seconds.

Serve The Milkshake

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Notes

 

Tips And Suggestions For A Perfect Shake

 
  • Other Fruits Go Well In A Pineapple Milkshake: mango, star fruit, guava, papaya, banana.
  • The Best Ice Cream: I used non-dairy coconut ice cream (vanilla flavor with no added sugar), cashew based ice cream also works beautifully due to it’s creaminess, or you can use regular ice cream (if you don’t have problems with dairy).
  • No ice cream milkshake: as ice cream substitute use frozen pineapple juice and for creaminess increase the quantity of coconut cream. Basically be transform into a coconut pineapple smoothie.
  • The coconut cream: (use the solid part from a coconut milk can without the water)  I used it to cut a bit the quantity of added ice cream.
  • Need more milkshake ideas? Check out this strawberry banana milkshake.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 14oz | Calories: 441.1kcal | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 12.3g | Sodium: 160.1mg | Potassium: 531.5mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 57.7g | Vitamin A: 1.3IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 0.5mg | Iron: 7.4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

pineapple milk shake with coconut in a glass.

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