I Like Pina Coladas… And Making That Into Pie

Pina Colada Pie in a Pan, photographed by me

Do you like pina coladas? How about pie? What about combining the 2?

That is what I did recently. I took some to a friend’s house. Everyone there, including my friend, himself, enjoyed it.

Now I will tell you the process.

Recipe (which I don’t own, but am sharing them in my own words)

You will need:

  • 1 Graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 16 ounce-can of crushed pineapple 
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding plus 2 cups of milk
  • Whipped cream (either commercial or homemade)
  • 1 cup of flaked coconut and more for topping

Make the vanilla pudding as instructed. Combine with flaked coconut.

Prepare whipped cream (if making from scratch) and mix in crushed pineapple. Layer that, the pudding, plain whipped cream (if desired), and sprinkle with flaked coconut.

As for the Graham cracker crust, I would recommend making it from scratch if possible. It tastes better and you know what is in it.

My thoughts 

Now that you have read the recipe, let me tell you about my experience.

I will start off with my opinion.

The pie came out delicious. But I’d give it 4 stars.

Why not 5? The pineapple tasted a little sour, so it distracted me from the rest of the pie’s sweetness.

Some Tips 

Something to keep in mind is that the flaked coconut can go down the wrong path if you don’t consume it properly.

Remember when you were a child, and you were taught to eat slowly and not talk with food in your mouth? This is one of those situations where it matters a lot. 

While I hung out at my friend’s house, another friend of mine kept talking to me as I ate my pie. I coughed badly because of that. so that is just a word of caution.

Another moment that occurred was that I found coconut pudding mix in my pantry when searching for the vanilla pudding mix.

Unfortunately, it didn’t cook right. By the time I thawed it, it had turned completely solid. So, I have to discard it.

Even though the recipe didn’t call for the coconut pudding, I wanted to blend it in with the vanilla kind. However, the vanilla pudding and flaked coconut did their jobs perfect late for taste.


Although I don’t own the recipe I shared, I did make some small changes. Those include the homemade crust and freshly-made whipped cream. The original recipe calls for Cool Whip.

I don’t recall the source of the recipe. But you can probably find it if you perform a Google search of pina colada pie.

Published by Sunayna Prasad

I enjoy writing stories, creating artwork, watching movies and TV shows, cooking, and traveling. These are the topics of my posts. I also publish books, where you can learn about them on my website, www.sunaynaprasadbooks.com. Be sure to copy and paste the link and subscribe to my newsletter on the email list button on the homepage.

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