Easy, quick homemade pineapple milkshake made using canned pineapple, milk and ice cream for a delicious drink that tastes like a treat!
We can make delicious and creamy homemade pineapple milkshake using fresh, ripe pineapple too, if you have fresh and ripe pineapples at home, but in this recipe we use canned pineapples (pineapple chunks with juice) to make easy, quick homemade milkshake!
Creamy Homemade Pineapple Milkshake – Non Alcoholic Pineapple Drink
We only need few ingredients to make this easy, delicious and creamy homemade pineapple milkshake, the main ingredients being pineapple, milk and ice cream.
And it is a great alternative to pina colada (if you love pina colada without the alcohol) which has usually alcohol in it, as this is a delicious non alcoholic pineapple drink so both adults and kids can enjoy it.
As I mentioned, I used canned pineapple for convenience, but you can use fresh, ripe pineapple too, if you have fresh pineapple at home.
We don’t always have access to fresh pineapple, and mostly fresh pineapple is available during summer time.
But canned pineapple is always available to buy and so it is quite easy to make this milkshake using canned pineapple, as you can make it whenever you want & not just in summer.
Also, this is a great recipe to use, if you have any leftover pineapple to finish!
I have this delicious watermelon pineapple juice here, which is another refreshing non alcoholic drink using pineapple & watermelon!
Substitutes to make vegan pineapple milkshake
To make dairy free, vegan pineapple milkshake, you can use any plant based milk like almond milk, coconut milk or cashew milk or oat milk and also you can replace the ice cream with a vegan ice cream or skip the ice cream.
Pineapple Coconut Milkshake
To make a vegan pineapple milkshake, I really prefer to use coconut milk as my first option, because pineapples and coconut milk really go great together, especially in drinks.
Think of pina colada which is a classic combination of pineapples and coconut milk!
I love the flavor of pina colada (non alcoholic version) in things like ice cream & a pineapple milkshake made with coconut milk will bring out some of the amazing flavors of pina colada!
So if you want to make this drink vegan and if you have coconut milk, replace the milk with coconut milk and also you may use a vegan coconut ice cream for best results.
Pineapple Milkshake Without Ice Cream
In this recipe, ice cream is actually an optional ingredient, but it tastes great with ice cream so I recommend using it if you have it.
To make pineapple milkshake without ice cream, you can just skip the ice cream in the recipe and it will still taste good!
If you wish, you may add a little heavy cream or coconut cream (about 2 tablespoons) to make creamy pineapple milkshake without ice cream.
So here is how you can make easy, quick and delicious pineapple milkshake at home using canned pineapples.
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How to make pineapple milkshake at home?
To make the pineapple milkshake, we use the following ingredients.
ingredients to make pineapple milkshake
canned pineapple 8 oz (with slices of pineapple and juice) – you may use 1 cup of freshly sliced pineapple instead
whole milk 1 cup
vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
honey 2 tablespoons (or sugar, adjust to taste)
vanilla ice cream 1 scoop (optional)
Step by step instructions
Place the pineapple (with pineapple slices and juice from the can if you are using canned pineapple) in the blender.
Also add milk, honey (or sugar) and vanilla extract.
If you are using ice cream, add that also to the blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy, transfer to glass cups and serve immediately!
If you are serving the pineapple milkshake later, make sure to refrigerate the milkshake until ready to serve. For the best results, you may blend it again right before serving.
For longer storage, you can transfer the milkshake to ice cube trays, freeze and save for later use.
Below you can get the recipe for homemade pineapple milkshake in detail.
Pineapple Milkshake With Canned Pineapples
- 8 oz pineapple canned, with slices of pineapple and juice – you may use 1 cup of freshly sliced pineapple instead
- 1 cup milk preferrably whole milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons honey or sugar, adjust to taste
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream optional
- Place the pineapple (with pineapple slices and juice from the can if you are using canned pineapple) in the blender.
- Also add milk, honey (or sugar) and vanilla extract.
- If you are using ice cream, add that also to the blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy, transfer to glass cups and serve immediately!
- If you are serving the pineapple milkshake later, make sure to refrigerate the milkshake until ready to serve. For the best results, you may blend it again right before serving.
- For longer storage, you can transfer the milkshake to ice cube trays, freeze and save for later use.