Pina Colada Jell-O Salad: Adult twist on Jell-O salad with the addition of rum to the pineapple jello, coconut, pineapple, pineapple soda, and whipped cream.
Yes, another Jell-O salad.
They are my thing lately. 🙂
Lots of people, not me, but lots of people are wanting warm weather.
They are thinking of beaches and sun and fruity cocktails.
I’m just thinking of fruity cocktails.
I love me a Pina Colada.
Interestingly enough my favorite Pina Coladas come from Red Lobster.
I’ve been known to go there just to have Pina Coladas and cheddar bay biscuits. 😀
It’s weird, I know.
It only made sense to make a Pina Colada Jell-O salad when I have cocktails on my mind.
Yes, this does have booze in it.
Rum to be exact.
It’s not that much, just to give it a little flavor.
You could use a drop or two of rum extract if you want the flavor but not the booze.
Or you can not use the rum at all and just add another 1/4 of pineapple soda.
Why did I add rum?
Because it’s not a Pina Colada without it.
I could have called this Pineapple Coconut Jell-O Salad but Pina Colada is just so much more fun to say.
So while you might not be at the beach anytime soon…or hey, maybe you are.
You can always make this Pina Colada Jell-O Salad and feel like you are.
I like to serve this with extra whipped cream, some toasted coconut, and a cherry on top.
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- 2 (3 ounce) package Island Pineapple Jell-O
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 10 oz crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup pineapple soda (or Sprite)
- 1/4 cup Rum
- 1 (8 ounce) carton of Cool Whip (or whipped cream)
- Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese fluffy.
- Stir in Jello and beat until smooth. I usually put it in the blender to fully mix.
- Add the pineapple soda and rum, mix until incorporated.
- If not using rum, add another 1/4 cup of the pineapple soda.
- Chill the mixture in refrigerator for about 30-40 minutes, so that when you lift it with a spoon it is clumpy.
- Fold in the Cool Whip, pineapple, and coconut.
- Pour into a 9-x-13-inch pan or Bundt pan.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
- If serving in pan, will make about 16 squares for 9-x13 pan or about 8 for a Bundt.