Enjoy a cool, tropical treat this summer with these creamy, refreshing and non-alcoholic Virgin Piña Coladas that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy! It's a sip of paradise in every glass and will transport you right to the shade of a palm tree on a warm beach, no passport required!

We love fancy drinks at our house! If you do too, be sure to try our Non-Alcoholic Mint Julep, Homemade Hawaiian Punch, Easy Brazilian Lemonade, and Homemade Blackberry Lemonade!

non alcoholic pina colada in cups with pineapple wedges and cherries and a plate of sliced pineappple in back

It's August and we are melting over here. The air conditioning has been running non-stop, the kids have been taking advantage of the sprinklers in the backyard, and we are making the best of things by grilling or making dinners that require minimal cooking.

Hence, non-alcoholic blender drinks and this easy piña colada recipe!

An image of a glass of non-alcoholic pina colada smooothie garnished with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.

I don't know about you, but I'm always exhausted by the end of the summer, to the point where even the idea of a vacation seems like too much work!

But whipping up a couple of non-alcoholic piña coladas can transport me to a tropical beach without ever having to pack my bags or deal with the resultant laundry that comes with unpacking when you get back home.

A few years ago when my oldest started elementary school, we started a tradition of having a Back-To-School Feast, after being inspired by Stephanie Nielson of NieNieDialogues.

I always try to decorate and make something special so it can be a celebratory meal, and I'm thinking these kid-friendly non-alcoholic piña coladas will be the perfect beverage to serve at this year's feast.

My girls helped me with the recipe testing and loved the cold, frothy concoction with the cherries on top.

An image of non-alcoholic pina coladas made in a blender.

What is a Piña Colada?

The name piña colada is Spanish for "strained pineapple", and it was created in Puerto Rico in the 1950's. It has actually been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978!

While the traditional cocktail is made with rum, cream of coconut, and freshly strained pineapple juice, we keep things non-alcoholic around here and skip the booze.

Piña coladas can be made either blended or shaken with ice. Both are delicious, but we tend to favor the slushier blended version.

Either way, they are so fun and pretty, especially when garnished with either a pineapple wedge, marachino cherry, or both.

virgin pina colada in cups and garnished with fresh pineapple and cherries

How to make a non-alcoholic Piña Colada

This virgin piña colada mocktail recipe couldn't be easier. It's literally just a matter of pouring pineapple juice and cream of coconut into a blender, then adding enough ice to reach the level of the liquid and blending.

An image of how to make a non-alcoholic pina colada in a vitamix blender.

We love our Vitamix blender and use it on a daily basis for protein shakes or smoothies, and it is excellent at making blender drinks like these piña coladas.

I highly recommend getting one if you don't have a good blender already.

An image of an easy virgin pina colada mocktail recipe.

I really, really wanted to make this with just coconut milk or coconut cream, rather than telling you to go out and buy cream of coconut, which is an ingredient that you will find in the drinks aisle by the alcoholic beverages - a place I rarely venture since we don't drink alcohol in our home.

But I made a few different batches and recipes and shared them with friends we had over for dinner, and the version I'm sharing with you today was the hands-down winner.

It's not that the others were bad (I tried various combinations of coconut milk, crushed pineapple, sugar, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut), but the Coco Lopez cream of coconut imparted the best coconut flavor that couldn't be matched by any other approach and balanced out the pineapple just right.

Cream of coconut is just coconut milk that has been thickened and sweetened and it's worth the extra effort of finding it in the store.

An image of a non-alcoholic pina colada recipe made with cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

Pina Colada Tips

  • You can add more cream of coconut if you want a more coconut forward version of this beverage. Or use frozen pineapple in place of some of the ice cubes for a more pineapple-y approach. A squeeze of lime juice can be a really tasty addition too!
  • Double or triple the recipe if you are throwing a party and have more than 4 people! This recipe divides perfectly for our family of 4 with each serving being around 10-ounces each.
  • Prep your garnishes in advance for easy assembly before the pina coladas start to melt. Little cocktail umbrellas are a fun and inexpensive idea and they are easy to find at most party stores.

Looking for more non-alcoholic blender drinks? Try these!

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Virgin Piña Coladas (Non-Alcoholic)

4.79 from 105 votes
Amy Nash
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 3 -4 servings
Enjoy a cool, tropical treat this summer with these creamy, refreshing and non-alcoholic Virgin Piña Coladas that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy!  It's a sip of paradise in every glass and will transport you right to the shade of a palm tree on a warm beach, no passport required!

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • ¾ cup cream of coconut
  • 4 cups ice
  • Pineapple wedges for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Pour the pineapple juice and cream of coconut into a high-powered blender.  Add the ice.  Blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
  • Divide between 3-4 glasses. This makes about 5 cups of pina colada which is about 10 ounces per person if divided between 4 people.
  • Garnish with pineapple wedges, maraschino cherries, and cocktail umbrellas before serving!

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I rarely order pina colada's as a restaurant, but decided to splurge recently. That had me craving them so I looked up recipes and found yours. FANTASTIC! I used a few frozen pineapple chunks in place of the ice. YUM! So delicious! Thanks you!

  2. Looked at a couple different recipes, but I’m so glad I picked this one!! Great flavors! I personally like a little extra coconut flavor so i added a few extra ounces cream of coconut. Great recipe!

  3. Can't wait to try this! It sounds really good. I've never had a Pina Colada before, but they've always sounded so delicious! And, even though it's winter(as of when this comment was posted) and this is a summer drink, I'm definitely gonna make it.

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  4. I might make this in a few days because my brother made Martha Stewart's recipe today and it was too icy. I wanna try yours

  5. Hello, these pineapple Pina Coladas look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them. But just wanted to know, did you buy pineapple 🍍 juice or did you juice a whole pineapple? Just wondering what would taste better. Thanks 😊 

  6. This recipe is perfect! We like extra EXTRA coconut flavor and we weren’t reaching it so we thought and thought some more… low and behold we had some coconut creamer for our coffee in the fridge and that was the ticket! It was creamy on top of kicking up the coconut kick a bit!

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. I had to go buy the CREAM OF COCONUT... I assumed it was the same as coconut cream. It made all the difference. People, use CREAM OF COCONUT! I used frozen pineapple rather than ice.

  8. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! I used one cup of frozen pineapple in place of one of the cups of ice. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry! Also, I agree that Coco Lopez is the best!

  9. Can you make this ahead of time and freeze it (like your Strawberry Daiquiris recipe you mention that you can make it ahead of time and just thaw it for 30 mins or so before stirring and serving)?