Homemade Frozen Piña Colada ~ A Summer Favorite!

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I absolutely love a refreshing Homemade Piña Colada on a hot summer day!  Not to mention the whole pineapple and coconut combination is one of my favorite flavors!!!

This Piña Colada recipe is so simple to make!!  Forget store-bought Piña Colada mix, you can make your own and they’re so much better too!!!

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Ingredients in the Homemade Frozen Piña Colada recipe…

I like to use coconut flavored rum in my homemade frozen Piña Colada to give it that extra coconut flavor!  You can also use white rum in a pinch!

You’ll also need either canned or refrigerated pineapple juice.  It’s so convenient to buy the little 6 ounce cans of pineapple juice to keep on hand.  Sometimes it’s hard to use up a whole big container of pineapple juice.  But if you’re serving a crowd you’ll definitely want to go for the larger quantity size!!

Coconut cream adds even more creamy dreamy coconut flavor to these drinks.  This usually comes in a can and you can find it in the ethnic food section of the grocery store.

ingredients in homemade pina colada recipe

Ice and a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry finished off this frosty drink!

Dried pineapple works really well to keep on hand for garnishing Piña Coladas! If you want to learn how to make dried pineapple click on this link!

dried pineapple to garnish the homemade pina colada

Making the Homemade Piña Colada…

Place 3 cups of ice in the blender.  If you have crushed ice that works even better than cubes to easily blend up!

ice for the homemade pina colada

Pour the rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream over the ice.

Blend until the ice is reduced to frosty smoothness!  Sometimes I turn off the blender and turn it back on again to get everything well mixed.  I have an oldie though, the newer blenders will probably whip everything up in a snap!

blending the homemade pina colada

Pour the drink into a wide-rimmed glass.  Top with a maraschino cherry or two.  Add a fun straw and you’re all set to kick back and cool off with this refreshing cocktail!


maggie would like a drink of the homemade pina colada but she's too little for that
Maggie would like a taste but she’s too little for a Piña Colada!!!
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Piña Colada Cocktail Recipe

The taste of coconut and pineapple in this frosty cocktail will transport you to the tropics! This Piña Colada recipe is for one drink, but you can easily make a whole pitcher!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: adult beverage, blended drink, coconut drink, pineapple drink, summer drink, tropical drink
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 479kcal

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  • 4 oz coconut rum can use white rum as substitute
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • 3 cups ice


  • maraschino cherries
  • fresh or dried pineapple


  • Place the ice in the blender. Add rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream.
  • Blend a few minutes until there are no more ice chunks and the drink is creamy.
  • Pour into a tropical drink glass. Garnish with cherry and pineapple. Add an umbrella straw too!
  • Cheers!!!

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Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
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