Frozen Piña Coladas are the ultimate summer drink full of tropical flavor! They taste like a creamy frozen pineapple smoothie. These easy drinks come together in a blender in no time, with 5 ingredients. You’ll be sipping these creamy & refreshing cocktails all summer long – you’ll feel like you’re in the tropics!
Why you’ll love a Frozen Piña Colada:
- Creamy Consistency – This frozen pińa colada recipe is almost like a pineapple smoothie – it’s SO creamy and full of pineapple and coconut flavor. I think the frozen version is even better than a classic piña colada!
- Easy to Make – This tropical drink comes together in about 10 minutes.
- Ultra Refreshing – This cold, creamy drink is so refreshing on a hot summer day! It’s truly the best pińa colada recipe you’ll ever taste!
All pińa colada ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Pineapple – You can buy pre-frozen, but I like to cut and freeze fresh pineapple chunks. You can’t beat a fresh summer pineapple for the best flavor!
- Cream of Coconut – This is different than coconut cream and coconut milk, but can be found in the same aisle (it’s actually relatively easy to find in the grocery store!). It’s a different consistency, and is sweeter. Coco Lopez makes this, as well as a few other brands.
- Rum – Most piña coladas are made with light rum, but you can use a golden rum or dark rum if you want a stronger flavor.
- Rum – You can use spiced rum, white rum, or coconut rum. I personally think coconut rum is the best rum to use here!
How to Make this Perfect Piña Colada Recipe Step-by-Step:
Step 1: Freeze your Pineapple. If freezing your pineapple instead of buying it frozen, be sure to allow time for it to freeze.
Step 2: Add ingredients to blender. Add your frozen pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, lime juice, and rum to a high speed blender.
Step 3: Blend. Blend everything to creamy dreamy perfection!
And for the final step – and bear with me because this is a tricky one – pour into glasses and enjoy! Hehe. Garnish with a maraschino cherry (or a regular cherry) and fresh pineapple slices! Serve this tropical cocktail with straws, or a paper umbrella, if desired.
Expert Success Tips:
- Freezing Pineapple – If you’re cutting and freezing your own pineapple, be sure to freeze it in a single layer on a sheet pan before transferring to a freezer bag. This is the best way to prevent it from freezing into one giant iceberg because of the juices.
- Blending Tip – Be sure to add your liquids to the blender first, to help things blend smoothly. You can add more liquid as needed to help it come together.
- Garnish – Don’t underestimate the power of garnishes! A slice of pineapple and maraschino cherries make these drinks feel like a pro bartender made them!
This recipe yields 3 large glasses worth, as pictured, but you can also estimate a smaller serving size per person and get 4-6 drinks out of this classic drink.
If your blender is large enough, possibly. It may be easier to just make multiple batches though, as not to over stuff your blender, making it hard for things to blend smoothly.
Ramón “Monchito” Marrero is credited with inventing the original recipe, at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in 1954, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s considered the official drink of Puerto Rico!
- Mocktail Option – You can easily make this a virgin piña colada by omitting the rum. Add pineapple juice in the same amount as the rum to make up for the missing liquid.
Serving + Storing this Recipe:
Serve the drinks immediately once blended. If you want to save some for later, this actually freezes really well. Once it’s frozen, you can scoop it out and enjoy like a frozen sorbet, or you can re-blend it with a little extra liquid.
- Hurricane Glasses – I used the glasses I had on hand, but it’s fun to serve these in the traditional hurricane glasses!
- Blender – Here’s the blender I used in these photos, but any high-powered blender will work.
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More Frozen Drink Recipes to Love:
- Frozen Watermelon Margaritas
- Frozen Cranberry Daiquiris
- Frozen Cherry Limeade Margaritas
- Coconut Rum Punch
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Frozen Pineapple Piña Coladas
- 8 oz pineapple juice 1 cup
- 1 large lime, juiced About 1 oz lime juice, if you have a bit more that's fine!
- 4-6 ounces coconut rum
- 1/3 cup cream of coconut See note
- 4 and 1/2 cups frozen pineapple cubes
- Prep: If freezing your own pineapple, allow time for it to freeze. Be sure to freeze it on a sheet pan before transferring to a freezer bag or container. Otherwise, the juicy fruit will freeze into one giant pineapple wedge instead of individual pieces.
- Make the Piña Coladas: Place the liquid ingredients into your Oster® 3-in-1 Kitchen System with Texture Select Settings first, and add the frozen pineapple in last. Pulse using the "thick" setting, until everything is blended and creamy. Add more liquid as needed to help things come together.
- Serve + Store: Serve the drinks immediately once blended. Garnish with a slices of pineapple and a cherry. If you want to save some for later, this actually freezes well. Once it's frozen, you can scoop it and enjoy like frozen sorbet, or you can re-blend it with a little extra liquid.