Virgin Pina Colada

This Virgin Pina Colada is a creamy and refreshing non-alcoholic tropical drink for summer. It’s the perfect mocktail for the whole family to enjoy – including the kids.

virgin Pina Colada
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Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada

My kids love it when I make fun drinks in the kitchen for them to try out. Out of everything I come up with, party drinks are probably their favorite recipe to try. After you try this recipe for non-alcoholic pina coladas be sure to try Kool-Aid Milkshakes, Lava Flow Mocktails, and Cotton Candy Mocktails.

This summer, when the heat is at its peak, grab a blender and whip up a Pina Colada Mocktail. It’s the perfect way to cool off and turn a sweltering summer day into a fun summer day.

If you’re hosting a summer party, whip up a blender full of virgin pina coladas that will be the hit of your party.

Here’s What You’ll Love

  • This recipe is easy to make
  • It’s a refreshing drink for summer picnics and potlucks.
  • It’s a hit with kids and adults

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients for virgin Pina Colada
  • Pineapple Juice – Only a hint of juice is used to turn this thick drink into a drink you can sip with a straw.
  • Cream of Coconut – This is something you’ll find in the liquor aisle next to the simple syrups. I always get a can of cream of coconut during my summer grocery runs, so I have it on hand. If you’ve never had it before, one taste, and you’ll be hooked. Cream of coconut is a thicker, sweeter, version of coconut milk.
  • Frozen Pineapple – I tried making this mocktail without frozen pineapple, but I really think it is necessary to get that creamy frozen drink we all know as a Pina Colada. You should be able to find frozen pineapple chunks in the freezer aisles of your grocery store. If not, cut up a pineapple and freeze chunks in a freezer bag.

Garnishing

Pineapple Wedge—To make a pineapple wedge with the skin on, you’ll have to cut up a fresh pineapple. Freeze the wedges you cut for easy-to-grab garnishes.

Maraschino Cherry – with a stem, of course.

How to Make a Virgin Pina Colada

In a blender, blend the juice and cream of coconut.

adding cream of coconut to blender

Add the pineapple chunks and blend until smooth

Pour into glasses and garnish with a maraschino cherry and pineapple wedge

Virgin Pina Colada

Expert Tip

Pineapple is perishable and only lasts a few days in the fridge. I like to cut a whole pineapple and make several wedges with the rind intact. I bag them and freeze them for garnishes. When you are ready to use them, simply take them out of the freezer and cut a small slit in the middle of the flesh, and set it on the side of your Pina Colada Mocktail.

Add more coconut cream for an intense coconut flavor.

Variation

There are two versions of Pina Colada. The shaken version which is more of a liquid you can drink or the slushy version. My favorite is the thicker slushy version.

When I was testing out pina colada recipes for the kids, I tried a few variations. One of my Pina Colada recipes had cream of coconut, crushed ice, and pineapple juice. It was absolutely delicious, but it was too thin—not at all like the pina colada drinks I’ve had. When I replaced the ice with frozen pineapple and adjusted the amount of pineapple juice in the recipe, we had a winner! I know not everyone has frozen pineapple in their freezer, so I’ll let you know how I made it without the pineapple along with the recipe I’m sharing with you today.

Here’s the more liquid, but just as tasty version to try.

Virgin Pina Colada without frozen pineapple: 2 cups of ice, 1/4 Cup of cream of coconut, and 3/4 cup of pineapple juice

What to Serve with Virgin Pina Coladas

FAQs

What is a Pina Colada?

Pina Colada is a Spanish word meaning “strained pineapple”. It was first created in Puerto Rico in the 1950’s and has been their national drink for decades.

The traditional cocktail is made with rum, cream of coconut, and strained pineapple juice and are either a slushy version or a shaken version with ice.

Can I Make a Pina Colada without a Blender?

Yes! Pour equal amounts of coconut milk and pineapple juice into a container with a lid. Shake it until blended and pour over ice. Add cream of coconut for a creamier drink.

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Serving Size

This recipe will make 2 (13 oz.) glasses or 4 (7 oz.) glasses

Double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd

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Virgin Pina Colada

Virgin Pina Colada

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
blending: 1 minute
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 419cal
Author: Melissa Haines
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Frozen Pineapple
  • ½ cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 cup Cream of Coconut

Instructions

  • Pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth
  • optional: garnish with pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry

Notes

Nutrition facts are only an estimate. 
The serving size is for 4 (7 oz.) glasses or two – 13-ounce glass 
Double the recipe for more fun! 

Nutrition

Calories: 419cal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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