Friday, July 2, 2021

Easy Pina Colada Recipe

Easy Pina Colada Recipe is extra creamy with no added sweeteners. Imagine yourself on an island vacation with every sip of this tasty drink!

Despite only having four ingredients, there’s still plenty of tropical flavor in this frozen drink!

Plus, you’ll love the deliciously creamy texture that comes from making a pina colada with coconut milk.

Whip up this fruity concoction in minutes to enjoy on a hot summer day or serve to friends at your next game night.

Looking for a more classic version? Find it here, and while you’re at it, check out my sweet strawberry daiquiri or peach margarita recipes as well.

pina colada recipe with umbrellas in the drinks

Pina Colada Recipe Instructions

Place all of the ingredients in your blender and give them a whirl!

Everything should be well blended with no more chunks of ice. Don’t mix it too long, though, or it will start to become watery.

Chilled glasses help keep your beverage frosty, so stick those in the freezer about 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

pina colada cocktail ingredients

Helpful Tips and Tricks

  • Liquids go in first. Adding the ice last helps it blend easier and guarantees that it won’t get stuck in the blades.
  • Use canned coconut milk. It should be full fat, and you’ll need to give the can a good shake before opening. The cartons in the refrigerated section are a thinner liquid, so you won’t get the same creamy consistency.
  • Slowly increase the speed. Start on low and work your way up so the liquid doesn’t splash up onto the lid.
  • Want a thicker texture? If you like your pina colada cocktail more like a Slushie, substitute 2 cups of frozen pineapple for 4 ounces of the juice.

pina colada with coconut milk pouring the rum

Garnishes and Additions

Stick some fresh pineapple chunks on the edge of the glasses or place a maraschino cherry on top. You could even spear them together with some fancy toothpicks!

If you don’t want to chop up any fruit, stick a colorful cocktail umbrella in each glass and call it a day.

Want to make your pina colada with coconut milk extra boozy? Add a shot of white rum or a splash of Blue Curacao to mimic the gorgeous shade of Caribbean waters.

pina colada recipe in the blender

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • High-Powered Blender - A must in every kitchen!
  • Can Opener - It seems like a no-brainer, but a good can opener can save your hands and a lot of frustration as well! 

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

How do I make a virgin pina colada cocktail?

Leave out the rum or replace it with extra pineapple juice to create a fun drink for the whole family.

pina colada cocktail blended

Does it have to be blended?

Not at all! If you don’t feel like dragging out the blender, simply place everything in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until well chilled.

Strain into chilled martini glasses or serve in a highball on the rocks.

My blender isn’t very powerful. Can I still make this pina colada recipe?

I used to have one just like that, and my workaround was using crushed ice from the ice maker.

If yours doesn’t have that setting, place the cubes in a large ziploc bag and smash them with a rolling pin.


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Easy Pina Colada Recipe with umbrellas

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Author: Donna Elick
Easy Pina Colada

Easy Pina Colada

This pina colada recipe is extra creamy with no added sweeteners. Imagine yourself on an island vacation with every sip of this tasty drink!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min


  • 12 ounces pineapple juice
  • 6 ounces coconut milk, canned
  • 3 ounces coconut rum
  • 3 cups ice


  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender, making sure to place the liquids first to help the ice blend.
  2. Blend on high until it's well blended.
  3. Serve in two chilled glasses with a pineapple chunk and cherry for garnish.

Easy Pina Colada Recipe close up

Originally published July 2021

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1 comment:

  1. I could use one of those about now! Could I use a food processor instead of a blender?


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