A virgin pina colada has all of the tropical flavors of our classic pina colada recipe but not the alcohol! Similar to our frozen pina colada, this is also a frozen cocktail that uses fresh ingredients. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a festive drink without booze.
This virgin piña colada recipe is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. You’ll need a blender to make it, and all of the ingredients are tossed into a blender and blended until smooth.
You do not need a mix to make a virgin pina colada! We use the freshest ingredients to make the best virgin pina colada.
Piña Colada History
The earliest story of how the pina colada came to be is from the 19th century when a Puerto Rican pirate, Roberto Cofresí, concocted a cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple, and white rum to give to his crew.
This would eventually become the Pina Colada by Puerto Rico, by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, who recreated it at the Caribe Hilton in 1954 in San Juan.
Virgin Piña Colada
A virgin cocktail is a cocktail made without alcohol. They’re also called mocktails, and they’re great for anyone who wants something fun and festive to sip but does not want the booze.
The best part about this drink is that it still tastes so festive, and it’s filled with tropical flavors. You don’t even miss the rum! It’s also a fun drink for kids to sip as it’s sweet and filled with pineapple.
How to Make a Virgin Pina Colada
This is a very simple drink to make! You’ll need a blender to make this frozen drink.
Ingredients To Make a Virgin Piña Colada
Frozen Pineapple – Buy any frozen pineapple at the store or chop a fresh one and freeze the pineapple chunks.
Pineapple Juice – Use 100% pineapple juice, no sugar added.
Orange Juice – Fresh squeezed or pure orange juice.
Cream of Coconut – We use this for all of our pina colada recipes. It’s sweet and made with pressed coconut meat, milk, and oil. It’s also easy to squeeze and use!
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with a cherry and a cocktail umbrella.
Tips and Recipe Variatons for Making a Virgin Piña Colada
Always taste test! After the recipe is blended, take a spoon and taste it. See if it needs more of anything and then continue to blend.
Use coconut milk instead of cream of coconut.
If you have fresh pineapple, you can use that with 1 cup of ice.
Rinse the blender immediately for easy cleanup.
If you still want the taste of rum, add in 1 1/2 teaspoons of rum extract! Zero alcohol but adds hints of warm vanilla rum.
If you want a thick texture drink, add more frozen pineapple or ice. If you like a more liquid texture, add more pineapple juice.
Double or triple this recipe for a party!
Make virgin pina colada jello shots by adding coconut water instead of rum.
Frozen or Fresh Pineapple
For a frozen pina colada recipe, always use frozen pineapple. This way, you don’t have to add ice to the recipe to give it a slushy texture. Ice will dilute the ingredients and the alcohol too much and cause it to have an icy texture.
Frozen pineapple gives the cocktail a pineapple flavor and creates the perfect frozen texture without watering down the drink.
Drinking umbrellas add charm to all tropical cocktails and gives the drink a festive presentation. Here are some of our favorite places to buy drink umbrellas:
When To Serve a Virgin Piña Colada
This is the perfect summer mocktail recipe to serve on several occasions and celebrations! Here are a few suggestions:
Tropical Baby or Bridal Shower
After Dinner Drink
Is the Virgin Piña Colada Healthy?
Yes, the virgin piña colada is a healthy drink option. Made with fresh pineapple and coconut milk, it is a refreshing and hydrating beverage. This recipe is also relatively low in sugar, making it a good choice for those watching their intake.
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Virgin Pina Colada
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- Blend all of the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth, a few minutes.
- Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cocktail umbrella and a cherry.