Pineapple Milkshake Recipe

Pineapple milkshake in a glass

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 12 mins
Serving: 1 to 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
374 Calories
15g Fat
54g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 to 2
Amount per serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 263mg 20%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 506mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that works in many frozen dessert recipes. Adding pineapple to vanilla ice cream and milk makes a wonderful milkshake. It's a great summer treat that adds a refreshing note to the typical shake. You can experiment with the flavors and ingredients until they suit your tastes.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for pineapple milkshake recipe gathered

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  2. Add the milk and pineapple to a blender. Pulse until the pineapple is broken up and incorporated into the milk.

    Pureed pineapple in a blender

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  3. Add the ice cream and continue to pulse until all ingredients are well combined.

    Pureed ice cream and pineapple in a blender

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  4. Pour into a large glass. Top with a slice of pineapple or some fresh whipped cream.

    Pineapple milkshake in a glass garnished with pineapple slice

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Recipe Variations

  • Adding spices can be a great way to incorporate a little extra zing into your milkshakes. Pineapple milkshakes can be enhanced with a pinch of cinnamon or ginger. These warm spices make the shake even more refreshing and delicious. Don’t overdo it, though; an eighth of a teaspoon would be plenty of cinnamon or ginger for a recipe of this size.
  • While this recipe calls for blending the pineapple until it is fairly smooth, you can always leave bigger chunks and eat your shake with a spoon. If you want it thick, blend the pineapple on its own first, then add the ice cream, then decide how much milk to add.


  • If fresh pineapple isn’t in season or available at your local store, canned and frozen versions will do just as well.
  • Look for canned pineapple that is packed in juice instead of syrup because it will have a more natural flavor and your shake won’t end up overly sweet.
  • Make sure to defrost frozen pineapple before blending.