Virgin Pina Colada Recipe (No Alcohol Mocktail)

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This non-alcoholic Virgin Pina Colada recipe is perfect for summer. It’s made with blending fresh sweet pineapples, thick creamy coconut milk, and ice cubes – no rum needed! Here you’ll find step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the best kid-friendly Pina Colada mocktail in only 15 minutes.

pina colada in stem glasses with text layovers.

About Pina Colada

Refreshing and sweet pina coladas are the national drink of Puerto Rico. They are creamy, icy and slushy drinks that are perfect for enjoying on a hot day.

While there are many different of pina colada recipes, two key ingredients that nearly every version will include are pineapple and coconut. Together they create a wonderfully tropical flavor in every sip.

Traditionally pina coladas are also made with rum. However, they are easy to make and just as delicious (if not more so) to prepare without alcohol.

Because we make this as a non-alcoholic drink it’s actually a rather healthy pina colada recipe. Our mocktail (that’s a fake, or “mock”, cocktail) is only made with 3 wholesome ingredients: fresh pineapple, thick coconut milk, and ice cubes. So the kids can also enjoy a cold and tasty beverage with an island twist.

And since this is a vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free, healthy recipe, you can even serve these pina coladas for breakfast or as an afternoon snack!

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Virgin Pina Colada

1. The first step is to peel and slice the pineapple into small chunks. I used half of a medium-sized pineapple and got about 2 cups of chopped pieces.

chopped pineapple for virgin pina colada recipe.

2. Add the pineapple chunks to a blender jar.

chopped pineapple in blender.

3. As-is this recipe makes a very sweet drink. However, if you want a super sweet version you can add a tablespoon of granulated sugar or coconut sugar or raw sugar.

sugar layer on chopped pineapples in blender.

4. Blend the pineapple into a smooth puree. There should be no chunks or lumps in the puree.

pureed pineapple in blender.

5. Then add about ¾ cup, of thick coconut milk. You can use canned coconut milk or check out my easy homemade Coconut Milk Recipe for the most flavorful and wholesome version.

You can also use coconut cream. If you do you might want to add a splash of water or coconut water to thin out the consistency.

coconut milk on top of pineapple puree in blender.

6. Now add 4 to 6 ice cubes. If you are not fond of ice cubes, simply skip them.

ice cubes on coconut milk and blended pineapple in blender.

7. Blend once more until smooth, creamy, and evenly mixed.

virgin pina colada in blender.

8. Pour the blended drink into two glasses and serve the Virgin Pina Colada immediately.

pina colada served in stem glasses.

FAQs

Can I make this healthy pina colada recipe with canned pineapple?

I would only recommend using fresh pineapple. Tinned pineapple tends to include extra sugar which makes the pina colada incredibly sweet and not as flavorful.

How do I make an extra thick pina colada?

Add fewer ice cubes and add some coconut cream together with the coconut milk. You can also only add coconut milk, adjusting its quantity, depending on how thick you want your drink.

What garnishes go well with a pina colada mocktail?

Add a few fresh mint leaves, chunks or slices of fresh pineapple, or a cherry on top for a classic garnish.

How long do virgin pina colada keep well?

I suggest that you serve these icy drinks right away. They will go from wonderfully slushy to melted quickly, so they don’t keep well at all.

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virgin pina colada served in stem glasses.

Virgin Pina Colada Recipe (No Alcohol Mocktail)

This non-alcoholic and refreshing Virgin Pina Colada recipe is perfect for summer. It's made with fresh pineapple juice, creamy coconut milk, and ice cubes – no rum needed! Learn to make the easy and best Pina Colada Mocktail.
4.84 from 18 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine World
Course Beverages
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2.25 cups pineapples – chopped
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes – optional
  • ¾ cup Coconut Milk – thick, homemade or canned
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar or add as required, optional
  • 3 to 4 pineapple wedges – for garnish

Instructions
 

Chopping the pineapple

  • First step is to peel and slice the pineapple. I used half of a medium pineapple and got about 2 cups chopped pineapple wedges.

Making pina colada

  • Add the wedges or cubes in a blender jar.
  • Add sugar. You can also skip sugar if you like.
  • Blend to a fine and smooth puree. There should be no pineapple chunks in the puree.
  • Add the thick coconut milk. You can also use coconut cream, but add some water or coconut water to thin the consistency a bit.
  • Next add in about 4 to 6 small ice cubes. You could omit adding ice cubes if you prefer.
  • Blend once more till smooth and everything is mixed evenly.
  • Pour Virgin Pina Colada drink in glasses and serve immediately. You can garnish with pineapple wedges if you like.

Notes

  • Ensure to use fresh, ripe and sweet tasting pineapple. Do not use tangy or semi-sweet pineapple as this can lead to digestion problems.
  • Also preferably, use fresh pineapple. Tinned pineapple tends to include extra sugar which makes the pina colada incredibly sweet and not as flavorful.
  • Feel free to add sweetener of your choice.
  • Opt to garnish pina colada, with fresh mint sprigs, cherries or pineapple slices.

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Virgin Pina Colada Recipe (No Alcohol Mocktail)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 54mg65%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 20µg5%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 14mg4%
Phosphorus 9mg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Virgin Pina Colada recipe from the archives first published in May 2015 has been updated and republished on January 2023.

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29 Comments

  1. just tried it today, it turned out so good✨ everybody loved it❤️
    I added a little bit of pineapple crush though it wasn’t needed but it made it better.5 stars

  2. I didn’t have much expectations from this recipe but one sip and I was blown away. Thank you for the amazing and EASY recipe. 🙂5 stars

  3. Thank you so much for the app. My family loves spicy food and your recipes are really good. Now I’m doing better cooking with the help of your recipes.

    1. pleased to know this shrividhya thankyou so much for yoru kind and positive words. all the best in your cooking culinary skills 🙂

  4. This was amazing I doubled the recipe and it was amazing. I put sugar on the edge of the glass like a drink in a restaurant and a pineapple wedge on the glass and I loved it, If I could I would post a picture of how it looked it tasted amazing I wish I could share it with you guys. Put the right amount of ingredients in it. Thanks.

    1. welcome josue. nice to know this. thanks for sharing your positive feedback and experience.

  5. hi dassana, tried this recipe too.. it was very nice…

    rgds n tk care
    marina5 stars

  6. This looks delicious! I am a huge fan of pina coladas, so this looks really good. Gonna have to give it a shot! Thanks for sharing!4 stars

  7. I just love all your recepies. They are so easy to follow and tastes delicious.
    This one recepie I am just waiting to try out. My hubby loves pinnacolada and would love it if I could make it at home 🙂 🙂5 stars

  8. Hi I want to know coconut milk you used was made at home or brought from a store?…if from store which brand

  9. Hi dassana,
    Yummy recipe once again….just wanted to mention it to you that in your palak collections….palak khichdi is missing…5 stars

      1. Hi dassana ,

        Thanks for your prompt reply…oats dosa is also missing I’m dosa collection

        1. welcome vidhya. thanks for informing. we have added oats dosa in the dosa recipes collection. you really have sharp eyes.

        2. Hi dassanna,

          Sorry I found something else in raitha collection you have to add makhana raitha and carrot raitha. ..will see and inform you if there’s anything else missing in other collections

        3. thanks again vidhya for informing us. we have updated the raita recipes collection.

        4. Hi dassana,
          To the paneer collections methi malai paneer, paneer pasanda and Achari paneer have to be added..

        5. thanks vidhya for informing. we have updated the paneer recipes collection.