Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

My daughter and I love eating at P.F. Changs. We both have the same two favorite items from their menu – Egg Rolls and Banana Spring Rolls with the Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream. Sometimes we order just those two things. It’s always fun to try and recreate our favorite restaurant dishes at home, like the Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake we shared a few years back. After a couple of failed attempts we came up with an ice cream recipe that comes pretty darn close to the Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream at P.F. Changs.

Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe


3/4 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
5 egg yolks
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp. coconut extract
1 (8 ounce ) can crushed pineapple, drained of all juice
1/3 cup shredded coconut, plus more for toasting

Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe


1. In a medium sauce pan on medium low heat, add whole milk, coconut milk, and sugar. Whisk until combined. Let the mixture simmer until hot, but not boiling. Whisk the mixture occasionally.

2. In a medium bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk until combined. Once the milk mixture is hot, temper the yolks by adding a small amount of the milk mixture at a time, whisking constantly. Be sure not to rush combining these ingredients, or you might end up with scrambled eggs. Return the mixture to the sauce pan and cook until thickened, about 5-7 minutes, occasionally whisking.

3. In a large bowl, add sweetened condensed milk, pineapple juice, and coconut extract. Whisk until combine. When the milk mixture has thickened, strain and add to the condensed milk mixture, whisking to combine. Store in the refrigerator overnight until completely chilled.

4. Once the mixture has chilled completely, add it to an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. It’s important that all of your ingredients be very cold. Right before the ice cream is finished churning, add the shredded coconut and crushed pineapple. Store in an airtight container and place in the freezer until firm, 3 to 4 hours. Optionally, top with toasted coconut flakes.

I made a couple batches of this ice cream for my Grandson’s birthday last week and it was a big hit with everyone. What restaurant favorite do you like to make at home?

You might also enjoy this Pineapple Coconut Crisp recipe.

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  1. This sounds yummy! I’m not a big coconut fan but I think it will be complimented well with the pineapple that I won’t notice it so much!

  2. Sandy Cain says:

    OK, now you got me! I used to eat at PF Chang’s a lot when I lived in another city, and their food was sooooooooooo good! This was always one of my favorites, it was so unique to them. Thanks for this, pinned & planned!! Yeah!

  3. That looks so good, like frosty custard, YUM

  4. This ice cream recipe (and photos, as always) looks so GOOD!!

  5. Never had pineapple coconut ice cream, but it sounds amazing! :)

  6. I have a different recipe for a similar ice cream and OMG we LOVE it!

  7. Pineapple and coconut together is one of my favorite combos ever! This sounds so refreshing!

  8. That looks good. I bet hubby would love it.

  9. Oh yummy! This sounds like a great spring dessert.

  10. This looks delish!! My husband loves coconut. I’ll have to add this to my dessert recipes

  11. This sounds awesome! I bet it would go great with my Grandma Red’s pineapple cake!

  12. saminder gumer says:

    wow!! what a great recipe. i would love to try and make this at home. i don’t think the kids would like it as much but i would love it. thanks for the recipe.

  13. This looks so good and refreshing!!

  14. This looks very good! Thanks for sharing!

  15. That ice cream looks/sounds delicious, I cannot wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I look forward to looking at the Pineapple Coconut Crisp recipe.

  16. Wow! How did I miss the pineapple coconut ice cream? Now I can try it at home. That looks yummy!

  17. Pineapple & coconut are two of my favorite things ever! Yum!

  18. Hmm, I’m not sure I have something from a restaurant that I re-create at home. However, I’d like to try this one :)

  19. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    okay, how did you know my two favorite flavors ever??? pinning this!

  20. What fun ice cream flavors! I would definitely be up for tasting this!

  21. We make homemade ice cream all the time but I have never thought to make it with coconut milk. This sounds delicious and reminds me of some ice cream we had in Maui. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. So perfect for summer, and what a treat for guests to enjoy! Great knock-off!

  23. We don’t live near one so I have never eaten there! Sounds really good though! This ice cream sounds lethal but worth eating!!!

  24. Julie Wood says:

    This is such a yummy Ice Cream recipe, and I like Pineapple and Coconut together. I will have to try to make this in the Summer on vacation!

  25. I love coconut and pineapple… this is right up my alley!

  26. MMMmmm sounds amazing. I love anything with Pineapple and coconut.

  27. That sounds really tasty, what a great combo!

  28. This sounds so extremely delicious! Perfect flavor combo for the warm weather too.

  29. Not a big fan of condensed milk…. Any healthy substitutions for this?

  30. I love the tropical flavors in this recipe! We like to make a copycat version of the Dairy Queen Ice Cream cakes at home.

  31. This sounds amazing! I would love to make it.

  32. This looks so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing, can’t wait to try :)

  33. This coconut recipe sound marvelous! Thanks for sharing :)

  34. Pineapple and coconut…this has my name on it! Thanks for sharing, pinning this now.

  35. Jennifer Daniell says:

    Yum! This sounds right up my alley. I haven’t ever been to PF Changs before. Thanks for sharing.

  36. How did you know I have a weakness for coconut…??? Pinning!! Happy Easter to you and yours…. :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  37. I LOVE P.F. Chang’s!! I have to admit, I’ve never eaten dessert there before. This ice cream looks to-die-for though, I am so trying it! Thanks so much for sharing on Saturday Night Fever! Pinned to our group board!

  38. We love pineapples and coconut too, so making these into ice cream sounds excellent to me. I saved it in Pinterest, so later this spring when we get our ice cream maker out, we’ll have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

  39. I like coconut creme pie and pineapple so this would be really yummy tasting. Cant wait to make it for us. thanks for the recipe

  40. Hi! What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by #TheWeekendSocial and linking up! I have pinned, stumbled and shared your link across social media. I hope to see you again next week!

  41. Peter Jones says:

    What a combo……ingredients to be bought tomorrow

  42. I just adore this refreshing combo you have here!!! Thanks so much for stopping by MUNCHING MONDAYS link Party and hope to see you again this week with more YUMMY NIBBLES!! xoxo Nic

  43. Looks yummy! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams it starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  44. I love coconut and I like pineapple, I can honestly say I don’t know if I’ve had them together but it sounds absolutely fabulous! Great idea ladies :)

  45. We don’t have a P.F. Chang’s around here, so I’m even happier to get this recipe so I can make this delicious looking ice cream at home! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Saturday Night Fever. Pinned!

  46. This looks irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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