Close up view of a virgin Pina colada in a glass with a pineapple wedge.

Sip on the tropical flavors of a homemade virgin piña colada this summer, perfect for all ages and occasions!

Nothing screams summer like the refreshing, tropical flavors of a piña colada. With the sweetness of pineapple juice, the creamy texture of coconut milk, and the delightful crunch of ice, this drink is the perfect way to cool off during hot summer days. Garnished with vibrant maraschino cherries and fresh pineapple wedges, it’s not just a drink – it’s a mini vacation in a glass! Moreover, because it’s non-alcoholic, it’s suitable for all ages and occasions, making it an inclusive and popular choice for gatherings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use fresh pineapple instead of frozen?

Yes, you can, but the frozen pineapple gives the drink a slushier texture.

Can I skip the garnishes?

Yes, but the cherries and pineapple wedges add a pop of color and enhance the overall flavor.

Substitutions

Pineapple Juice: If you don’t have pineapple juice, you can blend fresh pineapple to make your own.

Coconut Milk: For a lighter option, you can substitute with coconut water.

Piña Colada Tips

Choose ripe pineapples for a naturally sweeter drink.

Add the ingredients in the order they’re listed to your blender to ensure easy blending.

Depending on the sweetness of your pineapple, you might want to add a touch of sweetener to the drink.

Serve immediately after blending for best flavor and texture.

Troubleshooting

If the drink is too thin, try adding a few more ice cubes or frozen pineapple chunks to thicken it. On the other hand, if it’s too thick, add a bit more pineapple juice or coconut milk until it reaches your preferred consistency. If it’s not sweet enough, remember that the sweetness can vary based on the ripeness of the pineapple, so feel free to add a sweetener of your choice until it tastes just right.

Virgin Pina colada in a glass with a paper straw.

Adding in Alcohol

While this recipe is designed to be non-alcoholic, you can easily turn it into a traditional piña colada by adding 1-2 ounces of white rum per serving. Just remember to blend it well to ensure the rum is evenly distributed throughout the drink.

Storage Instructions

While best served fresh, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Shake well before serving. Unfortunately, this drink doesn’t freeze well due to its creamy texture.

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