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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  1. Jocelyn says:

    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:-)

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