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Pina Colada Molded Salad

Tues July 16th, 2019

Pina Colada Molded Salad

This Pina Colada Salad is a delicious tropical any time snack! If you’re a fan of gelatin, you’ll be on cloud nine with this dessert. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and smooth gelatin, crunchy coconut and macadamia nuts. If you’re looking for an extra zest, squeeze some fresh lime or lemon into the mixture.

If you’re hosting a party and looking for tropical food item, this cake makes 8 succulent servings so you’re guests definitely won’t go hungry!

Total Prep Time: 25 min. + chilling

Makes 8 Servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • Pineapple chunks and freshly shredded coconut, optional


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set the pineapple aside. In a large saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the cream of coconut, sour cream, soda and reserved pineapple juice. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Fold in the flaked coconut, nuts and reserved pineapple. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.
  4. To serve, unmold salad onto a platter. Fill the center with pineapple chunks and shredded coconut if desired.

Source: Taste of Home