Amazing (and uncomplicated) Pina Colada Recipe

If there’s one drink that is synonymous with “beach”, it’s the coconut/pineapple concoction known as the pina colada. And while on vacation here in Florida, we couldn’t help but create our own! Check out the recipe we came up with below:


The Goods:

5 oz of pineapple coconut juice (no added sugar-see brand example below)

3 generous tablespoons of cream of coconut

1/2 ripe banana

10 ice cubes (or fill a Solo cup mostly full)

1 1/2 oz dark rum

Maraschino cherry for garnish


How To:

Blend juice, cream, banana, and ice in a blender

Pour into a glass

Top with shot of dark rum and stir

Garnish with the cherry


Side note:

For the pineapple coconut juice, I’d recommend L&A Juice since it’s 100% juice with no sweeteners added.

For cream of coconut, try Coco Lopez , it’s a pretty popular and yummy choice.


Need to skip the booze? Hold the rum and enjoy it “virgin”. It still takes delicious!

22 thoughts on “Amazing (and uncomplicated) Pina Colada Recipe

  1. I’m usually not a big fan of coconut but Pina Colada’s are the exception – they are so delicious! This looks like the perfect recipe for a get together I’m having with the girls next week. I love that there’s a banana in this drink so at least we’re getting a good dose of potassium haha 😉

  2. Yum! One of the best things about Summer is mixing up a pitcher of Pina Coladas. This recipe looks fabulous, so I’m definitely going to try it. The only thing I like more than a traditional Pina Colada, is a Melon Colada, which could easily be made from this basic recipe plus the addition of melon liqueur!

  3. Aaaah! I love pina coladas! They have always been a favorite of mine. I have never added a banana before, I will have to try that for next time. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yummmm! I’ve been having pina coladas since I was a kid (the virgin version, of course!). I haven’t made them in forever so I gotta give this recipe a shot!

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