Piña Colada Rolls

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Get ready to dive into the ultimate tropical delight: piña colada rolls! Imagine soft, fluffy sweet rolls oozing with gooey pineapple jam, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut, all topped with a luscious coconut pineapple cream cheese frosting.

Why are these piña colada rolls simply the best? Let me tell you:

  • They’re bursting with piña colada goodness! Packed with caramelized pineapple jam, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk, each bite is a taste of paradise.
  • But wait, there’s more! While the dough rises, it takes a luxurious soak in cream, making it even more tender and decadent. And after baking, we crown these rolls with a creamy coconut pineapple frosting that’s downright irresistible.

Piña Colada Rolls

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Proofing Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 12 rolls


For the Dough:

  • 1 ¼ cups of whole milk
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar to bloom the yeast
  • 4 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup of very softened unsalted butter
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract

For the Pineapple Coconut Filling:

  • 2 cups of chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of very softened unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut extract
  • ¼ cup of heavy cream for pouring between the rolls

For the Pineapple Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ¼ cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 4 oz of cold cream cheese
  • ¾ cup of powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice
  • ½ teaspoon of coconut extract


For the Dough:

  • First, let’s bloom that yeast! Mix it with warm milk and sugar, then let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Next, in a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and sugar.
  • Add beaten eggs, vanilla, and softened butter to the dry ingredients, and mix well.
  • Pour in the yeast mixture and knead until you have a smooth dough.
  • Let the dough rise until doubled in size.

For the Pineapple Coconut Filling:

  • Simmer chopped pineapple and brown sugar until thickened and candied.
  • Mix softened butter, sugar, condensed milk, coconut, and extract until creamy.
  • Add cooled pineapple to the mixture and combine.

Assembling and Baking:

  • Roll out the dough, spread the filling, and roll it up into a log.
  • Cut into rolls and place in a greased dish.
  • Pour cream between the rolls and let them rise again.
  • Bake until golden brown.
  • For the Pineapple Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • Beat softened butter until fluffy, then add cream cheese and mix.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in condensed milk, pineapple juice, and coconut extract until fluffy.
  • Once the rolls are cool, slather them with frosting and get ready to savor a taste of the tropics!

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