This Virgin Pina Colada Recipe (Mocktail) is a deliciously fun tropical treat with the best pineapple and coconut flavors! You only need four ingredients plus ice and a blender, and you’ve got yourself a homemade frozen mocktail drink that the entire family can enjoy. These are perfect for entertaining or when you just crave a special treat.
Looking for more easy mocktails you can make at home? Try this sparkly White Grape and Pineapple Spritzer or a fruity Fresh Raspberry Mojito, also a Pineapple Dole Whip is amazing. And, if you want more blended alcohol drinks, you’ll love this Chambord Frozen Lemonade recipe!
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What is a Virgin Pina Colada Made Of?
I love mixing up drinks because they are such an easy and simple way to make a meal or gathering feel a little more fun and special. I especially love simple mocktails because the whole family can enjoy them! This Virgin Pina Colada Recipe is the best because you only need a few ingredients. Plus, they take just minutes to blend up. They really are impressive looking.
If you would like to make these into alcoholic pina coladas, then just simply add a shot of rum to the mix. About 1 1/2 oz. per cocktail will do it. Usually, white rum is used. This is the drink of Puerto Rico, where it was invented but has quickly become a tropical beverage that is enjoyed anywhere it is tropical or not.
Frozen Pineapple – you can cut up fresh pineapple into chunks and freeze them (this gives the mocktail the best flavor!). But a bag of frozen pineapple works just fine too.
Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut – a can of full-fat coconut milk instead of coconut cream can be substituted here, but I prefer the Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut because it’s sweetened and adds the best flavor, even if the frozen pineapple is a little tart. If you aren’t using Coco Lopez, you’ll want to taste test after you blend and adjust for sweetness. You can add a little brown sugar if desired or the sweetener of your choice.
Pineapple Juice – for the best results, use unsweetened 100% pineapple juice. You can use strained pineapple juice too.
Fresh Lime Juice – just squeeze in the juice from half of a fresh lime for a delicious burst of flavor!
Ice Cubes – even with the frozen pineapple, I still like to add some ice cubes because the best Pina Coladas are thicker than a typical smoothie and very cold.
Garnishes – these aren’t necessary, but they are fun! I like to add fresh pineapple wedges and a maraschino cherry, but you can also add a bright parasol pick or even a dollop of whip cream if you want to be really indulgent!
How to Make a Virgin Pina Colada
To make this piña colada recipe, just add the ingredients, in the following order, to a large blender: pineapple juice, Coco Lopez cream of coconut, lime juice, frozen pineapple, and ice cubes.
Blend until smooth but still thick. It is best to use a good quality high-powered blender. This will give you the best consistency.
Pour into cups, add garnishes if desired, and serve immediately.
This recipe will make enough for 4 virgin piña colada. It is easily halved or doubled if you want to make more or less.
The coconut flavor combined with fresh pineapple makes every sip of this frozen drink taste like a tropical vacation! It’s delicious, easy to make, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. You have to try it!
Recipe Pro Tips!
A Piña Colada is best enjoyed cold! To help the drink stay cold and slushie while you sip it, you can chill your cups ahead of time.
Either place your cups in the fridge about 15 or 20 minutes before you’re ready to serve the drinks or fill the cups with ice while you prepare the recipe, then discard the ice from the cups before pouring in the piña colada blend.
This will keep your pina colada frosty cold while you enjoy it. Grab a big straw but don’t slurp too quickly to give yourself a brain freeze.
When to Serve Virgin Piña Coladas?
These mocktails can be served at so many occasions. When you are blue in the winter, they will certainly liven up a party, or if you are having a winter luau thinking of the tropics, they are perfect.
You can serve them at a child’s birthday party if the theme is tropical. Kids love coconut and pineapple together; so creamy and dreamy and tastes like ice cream.
They, of course, are also perfect for Mother’s Day or a hot summer day by the pool. No need for alcohol to make this drink special. They are delicious on their own, but if you would like to imbibe with some alcohol, feel free to add a splash of white rum. But if you have been doing a dry January or February, you may want to treat yourself to this amazing mocktail.
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice (unsweetened)
- 1 (15oz) can Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
- juice from half a fresh lime
- 3 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup ice cubes
- fresh pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
- Place the ingredients in a large blender in the following order: pineapple juice, cream of coconut, lime juice, fresh pineapple, ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth but still thick.
- Pour into cups and garnish with fresh pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries. Serve immediately.
Chilling your cups by either placing them in the freezer for 15 minutes before serving, or filling them with ice while you prepare the drink and then discarding the ice, can help the frozen virgin pina colada stay cold and thick longer while you sip on it!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 357Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 5gSugar: 61gProtein: 2g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.