Frozen Pina Colada Recipe

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This frozen pina colada recipe is the best pina colada recipe that I’ve ever tasted. The creamy coconut flavor mixed with the pineapple and rum will make you feel like you’re on a beautiful beach somewhere.

As a lover of all things coconut, it’s no surprise that I love pina coladas. For the record, I hate the song – listen to the lyrics… It’s awful.

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Anywho, as I was saying, I love making pina coladas from scratch. The mix is never as good as the real thing. Besides, it’s still a pretty easy recipe.

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Frozen Pina Colada Recipe FAQ

Pina Colada Ingredients

  • Pineapple Chunks (frozen is fine)
  • Cream of Coconut
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Rum
  • Ice (if not using frozen pineapple)
pineapple on plate for pina coladas

What kind of rum goes in a pina colada?

Traditionally, white rum is used in pina colada. However, I also like pineapple rum or even spiced rum.

Hubby surprised me by using spiced rum in these and they were amazing.

Get creative! All rum is delicious.

pina coladas seen from above

Is cream of coconut and coconut milk the same?

No. Cream of coconut is much thicker. Coconut milk is the consistency of watery milk.

The flavor is also a bit different. Cream of coconut has added sugar. It also has more coconut flavor.

Cream of coconut is a must for making pina coladas from scratch. It can be found with the mixers in the grocery store. I like Coco Real, but Coco Lopez is another popular brand.

In a pinch, you can substitute cream of coconut with coconut extract and sweetened condensed milk.

I’ve also used coconut rum instead of cream of coconut. It doesn’t give it the creamy consistency, but it gives it the coconut flavor.

pina coladas in glasses

What is the best blender for mixing frozen drinks?

I can’t say enough good things about my Ninja blender. It’s the best blender I’ve ever owned.

It’s strong enough to crush ice (and frozen fruit) without a ton of added liquid.

Plus it’s very easy to clean, which is always a plus in my book!

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Frozen Pina Colada Recipe

pina coladas in glasses

This delicious frozen pina colada recipe is amazing! It contains pineapple chunks, cream of coconut and rum for a classic tropical taste.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 oz rum
  • ice (optional)


  1. Core and cut up pineapple or use frozen chunks.a plate of freshly cut pineapple
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth, except rum. pina colada ingredients in blender
  3. Pour into glasses.
  4. Add rum as desired for each drink.
  5. Garnish with slices or pineapple and cherries as desired. pina colada garnished with pineapple slice and cherry


  • You can use frozen pineapple instead of ice.
  • Add rum to taste. We make ours without alcohol to share with the kids and then add it to our individual drinks.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 31gProtein: 2g

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