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An easy homemade piña colada in a serving glass.
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Piña Colada Recipe

Learn how to make this Easy Piña Colada recipe and enjoy all Summer long! This refreshing drink can also be made into a mocktail so the whole family can sip poolside together.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing 2 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 370 kcal
London Brazil

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups pineapple fresh
  • ½ cup coconut milk* regular or lite
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 3 oz. rum white, silver, or light
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar optional
  • ¼-½ cup ice

Instructions

  1. Cut fresh pineapple into 1-inch chunks.* Place in a 1-gallon ziplock bag and freeze in a single layer for 2-3 hours.
  2. Add frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk, coconut cream, rum, and sugar to a large food processor or high-speed blender, such as a Vitamix.

  3. Blend for about 1-2 minutes or until pineapple is completely smooth.
  4. Add ice and pulse until well incorporated.
  5. Serve immediately with a pineapple wedge, straw, and a maraschino cherry or freeze until ready to serve.

  6. If freezing, let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes and then blend it just before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is calculated with no sugar added and with no garnishes.
  • You can also use previously frozen pineapple if it is not currently in season.
  • Make sure to use the coconut milk found in a can, NOT the kind in the refrigerated section.
  • Nutritional information with Lite coconut milk: 300 kcals, 20 grams carbohydrates, and 12 grams of sugar in 1 serving.

Prep-Ahead and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Make the drink ahead of time and keep it in the freezer. Pull it out 30 minutes before serving to let it thaw slightly. Add it back to the food processor or blender and blend until it is a sippable consistency.
  • To Freeze: Simply freeze your prepared recipe in an airtight container in the freezer. Store for up to 3 months.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Freeze fresh pineapple. Using fresh pineapple will give you the best flavor.
  • Cream and milk are key. This will give you the creamiest texture.
  • Get the cream from the canned milk. Chill an unshaken can of coconut milk then scrape the cream off of the top.
  • High-powered will make it creamy. You can only get your piña colada as smooth as the blender you're using.
  • Make a mocktail. Treat the whole family by making one batch with rum and another for the kids without!

Nutrition Facts
Piña Colada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 60.6mg73%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.