Easy Pina Colada Recipe

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

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Plus, learn how to make a virgin pina colada that’s just as tasty as the real thing!

Easy Pina Colada Recipe

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 this easy pina colada with coconut milk.

Whip up this refreshing 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.

ingredients to make a creamy pina colada

Creamy Pina Colada Recipe 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 it.

    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? To make this easy pina colada more like a Slushie, substitute 2 cups of frozen pineapple for 4 ounces of the juice.
pouring white rum into blender with pineapple juice

Frozen Cocktail Instructions

Simply place all of the ingredients in your blender and give them a whirl! It’s that easy.

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.

How to Make a Virgin Pina Colada

To make an alcohol-free version of this easy piña colada recipe, leave out the rum or replace it with extra pineapple juice!

pina colada ingredients in blender

Easy Pina Colada Garnishes and Additions

  • Add some fruit. 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!
  • Or a tropical touch. If you don’t want to chop up any fruit, stick a colorful cocktail umbrella in each glass and call it a day.
  • Make it extra boozy. Add a shot of white rum to this easy pina colada recipe, or a splash of Blue Curacao to mimic the gorgeous shade of Caribbean waters.
creamy pina colada in blender

Easy Piña Colada Recipe FAQ

Does it have to be blended?

Not at all! If you don’t feel like dragging out the blender, simply place all of the easy pina colada recipe ingredients 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 creamy pina colada recipe?

I used to have a blender 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. Then proceed with this easy piña colada recipe!

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pina colada drink in hurricane glasses with umbrella and fruit garnishes

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Easy Pina Colada Recipe

Donna Elick
This Easy Pina Colada Recipe makes an extra creamy cocktail. Imagine yourself on an island vacation with every sip of this tasty drink!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Method Blender
Servings 4


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


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


Calories: 178cal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 16mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published July 2021, updated and republished June 2023

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  1. 5 stars
    Really good. We put an ounce more rum and used coconut cream by accident. Super great. Will make again

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