Carol White Recipe

Pina Colada Delight

By Carol White Mstwinkie

Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

A creamy blend of coconut, pineapple and rum. This has to be one of the most popular cocktails worldwide, with a name meaning "strained pineapple". Pina Colada was introduced August 16, 1954 and has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978. This is my inspiration for making this drink into a dessert using Cream Cheese and Instant Pudding. This is a nice summer time dessert. Enjoy!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a fun dessert for your next girls night! And no one needs to know how easy it is to make. Creamy and smooth, this quick dessert has all the fab flavors of a pina colada. Love!


1 c
pina colada mix
1 c
coconut milk
1 pkg
instant vanilla pudding (sugar free)
8 oz
cream cheese (whipped)
1 c
fresh pineapple chunks
2 Tbsp
rum or rum flavor, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

In blender, combine pina colada mix, coconut milk, and vanilla pudding. Blend well, then add Cream Cheese, fresh pineapple and rum. Blend until smooth and pudding is starting to set.
Pour Pina Colada Delight into cocktail glasses and let chill for about 15 - 20 minutes. When ready to serve, garnish with pineapple chucks and maraschino cherries.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Puerto Rican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Joanne DeVuyst Joanne_DeVuyst
Jul 16, 2015
This was the worst pinacolota I've ever had! The rum was way too strong. Very disappointed!
Shelley Tiffany ladyingreen
Jul 14, 2015
This did not turn out well. I followed the recipe and ended up with a bitter pudding nobody would eat. Sorry!
Shelley Tiffany ladyingreen
Jul 14, 2015
I made this for Sunday company and tripled the recipe. I'm sorry to say it did not taste good. Only a few sampled it and only one finished her serving to be polite while the others actually threw their's away. It had a bitter, acrid aftertaste. I tried to salvage it by adding a can of sweetened condensed milk. No sale. Then I added about a cup of powdered sugar. Still not tasty. I was really disappointed. So sorry to give negative feedback. Has anyone else tried the recipe with positive results? I followed it exactly (other than the rum, we don't consume alcohol.)
Debra Schott Babeebloos
Jul 13, 2015
I gave this recipe a 5-star rating.
karen kelter KarenHK
Jul 11, 2015
I wish I had not spent the money on all of the pricey ingredients. A fresh pineapple, the coconut milk, the pina colada mix. This tasted "fake" and instant. I did not like the consistency at all. Was too runny. Did not set up firm enough.