Today in Phoenix, it’s going to be 108 degrees F. Man, can I tell you how badly I want to move. Not really to get me away from the heat so much, but I feel so bad for my pour husband that has to work up in the air or on a pole all day in this. Plus, I’m ready for some kind of adventure. I’ve lived in Phoenix, Arizona my whole life!! And although I love my family being here and all that, I would really love a change, and I want to do it before my kids get to old. Because you really shouldn’t move a kid once they’re in high school in my opinion. Not that they’re close to that age, but when I want things done, I want them done like yesterday, but we’ll see what happens. (If you know of any good paying lineman jobs in an area that doesn’t get below 0 degrees F in the winter, give me a shout out!!)

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But since it is so amazingly hot where I live, I figured it’s about time to cool things down. When first making this recipe, I didn’t really intend to have it be Pina Colada flavored. It just sort of evolved into that. First I wanted to make some coconut ice cream, because I fell in love with it while we were in the Caribbean in March. They had the most amazing coconut ice cream, so I wanted to attempt to recreate it. Then I was like, “Hey, we should make this into a float!!” And since I love Pineapple Juice, and that felt very summery to combine the two, here we are. I really am so happy with the finish product, but the coconut ice cream is define on it’s own too. Enjoy!!

Printable Recipe

Pina Colada Ice Cream Floats
Coconut Ice Cream
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1 tsp. rum extract
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup heavy cream

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2 cups pineapple juice
1 1/2 cup Sprite soda
Sliced pineapple and mint leaf axcents, optional

Combine coconut milk, shredded coconut, sugar, and extracts in a blender. Blend until mixture is almost smooth, about a minutes. You want the coconut pieces to be small, but not completely broken apart. In a container add coconut mixture with milk and cream. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour to let mixture cool. Add to ice cream maker. Follow maker instructions. Freezer in an air tight container.

When ice cream is finished, combine pineapple juice and Sprite in a pitcher (you may need more depending on how many floats you are making and the size of you glasses). Mix well. Fill serving cups 1/2 way full with juice mixture, then top with a scoop of coconut ice cream. Add slice pineapple and mint leaf if desired. Serve immediately.

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