Skip to main content

Inspired by all your all-time favourite cocktail, this Pina colada pavlova is a must-try. Loaded with coconut cream and tropical pineapple curd, it's an easy entertaining dessert that's sure to impress.

  • Serves10
  • Cook time1 hour 30 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + 2 hours cooling and 1 hour chilling time
Pina colada pavlova


  • 6 Coles Australian Free Range Egg whites
  • 11/2 cups (330g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1/2 small pineapple, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Malibu liqueur
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 600ml thickened cream
  • 1/2 tsp coconut essence (optional)

Pineapple curd

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) pineapple juice
  • 50g butter, chopped
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 tbs lime juice

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1867kJ/447 Cals (21%), Protein: 5g (10%), Fat: 27g (39%), Sat fat: 17g (71%), Carb: 47g (15%), Sugar: 47g (52%), Fibre: 0.3g (1%), Sodium: 101mg (5%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 100°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Draw a 20cm disc on the paper and turn over. Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tbs at a time, whisking well after each addition until sugar dissolves and the mixture is thick and glossy. Add cream of tartar and cornflour. Whisk until just combined.
  2. Step 2

    Spoon the mixture onto the lined tray. Use a palette knife to shape into a 20cm disc, using the paper disc as a guide. Bake for 11/2 hours or until the pavlova is dry to the touch. Turn oven off. Leave the pavlova in the oven, with the door ajar, for 2 hours to cool completely.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make the pineapple curd, combine the pineapple juice, butter, egg, sugar and lime juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 mins or until mixture thickens. Strain through a fine sieve into a heatproof bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge to chill.
  4. Step 4

    Combine the pineapple, liqueur, vanilla and cinnamon in a glass or ceramic bowl. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to soak.
  5. Step 5

    Use an electric mixer to whisk cream and coconut essence, if using, in a large bowl until firm peaks form.
  6. Step 6

    Place the pavlova on a serving platter. Add half the pineapple curd to the cream mixture and use a skewer to gently marble. Spoon over the pavlova. Drizzle with remaining pineapple curd. Arrange pineapple mixture over pavlova.

    Serve withmint leaves and dried pineapple flowers.

    Swap me: don’t want to use alcohol? You can swap the liqueur for coconut water.

    Pineapple flowers: for an edible decoration, peel and very thinly slice 1 small pineapple and pat dry with paper towel. Transfer to a lined baking tray. Sprinkle with ½ tsp sugar. Bake at 100°C, turning once, for 2 hours or until dry to the touch. Arrange over holes of a muffin pan and gently push into the holes slightly. Cool.

Go all out for Christmas dessert

Find amazing recipes and ingredients to make standout Christmas desserts.

  • Christmas desserts

    Shop all your Christmas dessert needs at Coles.