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Grilled Pineapple Pina Coladas!

Posted by Mary M. on July 3, 2013

Grilled Pineapple Pina Coladas

Grilled pineapple is a heavenly gift. On the roadmap to Flavortown, it's just a few streets down from smoked bacon. It's also just about the only thing, combined with smoked coconut milk, that could improve a piña colada.  Challenge accepted.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Recommended Pellets: Apple or Cherry

1 pineapple, peeled and cored
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 lime, juiced
320ml white run (optional)
12 ice cubes

Start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the fire is established.

Pour the coconut milk into a baking pan and smoke on the Traeger for 1 hour. The coconut milk will easily take on the smoke flavor, so if you want it less smoky smoke it for only 30 minutes.

Grilled Pineapple Pina Coladas

Meanwhile, cut the pineapple into slices and sprinkle with the brown sugar.

Make sure you pick a ripe pineapple! My best tip for picking a good one is to smell it. If it has no smell, it's not ripe. If it smells too sweet or fermented, it's overripe. A light sweet smell is perfect! (If you don't like your piña colada on the sweet side, you can omit the brown sugar.)

Set the Traeger to High and preheat for 10 to 15 minutes. Grill the pineapple for about 5 minutes per side.

Once the pineapple and the coconut milk have cooled, throw them into a blender along with the lime juice, ice cubes and rum (optional).

Grilled Pineapple Pina Coladas

Puree the drink until smooth. Taste it and add a squeeze of honey if it needs more sweetness.

Now comes the part where you get to take a sip and imagine that you're on a tropical oasis.

Grilled Pineapple Pina Coladas


7/7/2013 4:32:08 PM #

Just made this for desert after grilling chicken, plantains, and corn for dinner. I used mesquite and it turned out great. The smokiness comes through in the after taste. My wife thought it was a little citrusy. I'll reduce the lime next time. I will be making this for summer grill parties.

parastang United States

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