Pina Colada Pie in a Jar

Oh we are in the height of Summer! The heat, radiating off the pavement in shimmering sheets of pearly waves; the sounds of children playing, squealing, pool water splashing, car radios blaring as they drive by; the smells of suntan lotion, that coconut sticky sweet smell we all love, the smoke of the bbq, the fresh cut grass.

Yes, Summer is indeed here!¬† We don’t have the great beaches to go anymore! No more trips to Santa Cruz or Monterey for the Weekend….. No more Dinners in San Francisco…. No all my sweet foodie friends I am once again horribly LAND LOCKED!!! (insert crescendo¬†music)¬† As a Trans Coastal gal (We have live on both coasts) it can be very hard this time of year to get very excited when people say “let’s go to the Lake!”¬† Now don’t think I am being snobby or rude, because¬†I jump at any chance to get¬†on any body of water and on any type of watercraft! But murky lake water¬†and muddy lake beaches just are not the same as the beautiful coast line of either coast.¬† I happen to prefer the Northern California Coastline to them all!

So in one of my homesick for Cali moments I wanted a taste of Summer that reminded me of the beach. Something that was easy to make and that was quite tasty!  I  have been loving all the cute pie in a jar posts all year and just had to jump on the bandwagon!  I know you have all seen this done before, but I hope I have used this in a different way for you all. I hope you enjoy Summer in a jar!

Pina Colada Pie in a Jar

Pina Colada Pie in a Jar

Beacuse you are using the pina colada mixer you have to put this back in the freezer it will not set up in the fridge alone.


  • 1 can frozen pina colda drink mixer thawed
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 5 tbs butter melted
  • 8 sheets graham crackers
  • for garnish: whipped cream, toasted coconut, cherries


  • in a food processor chop up your crackers till they make crumbs
  • in a bowl mix crumbs and melted butter till combined
  • evenly pour crumb mixture into each jar and genty tap with your fingers to cover bottom of jar
  • in a bowl combine pina coloada mixer, pudding mix, and mix and with a blender mix on med high for 2-3 min
  • evenly pour pudding mixture in each jar
  • place jars in freezer for 30 min to set
  • take out and garnish with the whipped cream, toasted coconut, and cherries
  • Summer in a Jar!

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17 Comments on Pina Colada Pie in a Jar

  1. avatar
    Alyssa says:
    July 6, 2012

    How cute are these! I’m the same way, I’m a total beach girl. And a lake is not the same thing!

  2. avatar
    Jocelyn says:
    July 2, 2012

    I am with you…beaches are just much better than murky lakes!!! There is one near us that is so green that I refuse to get in. I would much rather sit on the boat and enjoy one of these awesome pies from my cooler!!! I love that these have pudding in them!!! Reminds me of pudding pops:-)

  3. avatar
    July 2, 2012

    O.M.G. I die! I love anything coconut and this my dear, looks like the epitome of summertime refreshment!! And the Northern California coastline misses you back! Methinks you should return ūüôā

  4. avatar
    July 1, 2012

    What an amazing and beautiful creation. Sooo tasty! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  5. avatar
    June 30, 2012

    Okay, I am in love with pies in a jar. This is SO pretty and um, YUM! Where did you live in CA? I’m in Sac, grew up in the Bay Area. I miss the beaches!

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      pandpkitchen says:
      June 30, 2012

      Hey we were not far from you! We were in a HORRIBLE town I HATED!!!!! Oakdale. a crummy cowtown by Modesto. But I loved everything around me.

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    stacey says:
    June 30, 2012

    can you just dump everything in a pie plate and freeze to set?

    • avatar
      pandpkitchen says:
      June 30, 2012

      Sure you can! This was just for a cute presentation

  7. avatar
    June 28, 2012

    These are great. I love the jars you used. AN I’m a huge fan of pina colada pie. I made one for the first time a few months ago & it was fabulous. I’d love if you shared this over at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

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