This easy piña colada mocktail is so creamy, fruity and full of flavor. It features frozen pineapple, coconut cream, pineapple juice and a touch of lime juice, and this virgin drink is also completely dairy-free and even healthy! Great to sip on a hot afternoon or to serve at parties any time of the year to bring a fun tropical vibe.
This no alcohol piña colada is so fun and delicious! We absolutely LOVE its nice tropical-ish taste and look, thanks to one of our favorite combos: pineapple + coconut!
It will make you feel like you are on the beach, toes in the sand, no matter what time of the year it is. ❤️
Plus, it is so ridiculously easy to make: all you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes for a super frosty mocktail with a nice slushie consistency that's also creamy and loaded with fruity flavors.
This version is a non-alcoholic recipe that's inspired from the classic piña colada. The flavor of this virgin recipe is shockingly similar to the traditional drink with a creaminess that will astound you! It is like a pineapple slush with a coconutty zesty twist.
Great for a large single-portion mocktail, but also can be turned into a pitcher for parties such as baby showers, summer BBQs, pool party, brunch, family reunions... everyone can enjoy it, no matter your age!
Hope you give it a try!
What's to love about this recipe
- Very easy and straight forward recipe.
- Healthy and loaded with nutrients from pineapple such as vitamin C and antioxidants.
- Amazing tropical flavors.
- Perfect non-alcoholic icy drink for kids, to enjoy during pregnancy or to help you limit your alcohol consumption.
- Only requires 4 ingredients to make!
- Dairy-free, vegan and naturally gluten-free.
What is a piña colada mocktail
A piña colada mocktail (or virgin piña colada) simply is a non-alcoholic version of the classic tropical drink. In this case, the rum is omitted and replaced by frozen pineapple and some lime juice.
I also chose not to use any ice cubes to avoid diluting the flavor of the drink. Instead, frozen pineapple is used, which ensures maximum flavor and boosts the nutrient content from this drink. Frozen fruits will also make your drink super icy and thick!
Special ingredient: coconut cream
The coconut cream is an important ingredient for creaminess, but also brings a tropical coconut flavor. Using coconut cream also allows you to make this drink completely dairy-free, naturally!
But be aware, you are looking for plain coconut cream, NOT cream of coconut (sweetened process kind).
Coconut cream can be found in any grocery stores in small cans of 5.5 oz, which is what you'll need for a single portion mocktail.
If you cannot find it, then you can use a can of coconut milk! In that case, try to chill the can ahead of time and then, simply scoop out the top cream portion (measure about ½-3/4 cup).
In any case, do not use the sweetened kind, which would make your drink super sweet and less healthy.
Ingredients you'll need
- Frozen pineapple: easy to find in any grocery stores in the freezer section. I used the one from the brand 365, but choose any kind. You could also make it from fresh fruits! In that case, you will have to chop the pineapple and freeze the chunks the night before. Freeze the pieces apart from each other by placing them on a parchment paper covered baking sheet, so it is easier to grab a few pieces at the time. Same thing if you want to use canned pineapple: use unsweetened, drain and freeze overnight before blending.
- Pineapple juice: I used the organic natural pineapple juice from the brand Lakewood. Choose a juice that's not made from concentrate and without added sweetener, if possible. If you don't have any or don't want to use juice, then use water!
- Coconut cream: I used the coconut cream from the brand native forest, but any kind will work well. Just make sure to use an unsweetened coconut cream!
- Fresh lime: adds a nice zesty flavor, especially great in a virgin recipe made without alcohol.
The entire mocktail is made in the blender. You will have a better result using a high-speed blender where the mixture will turn into a smooth slushie quicker and without over heating the mix. BUT, if a regular blender is all you have, that's fine, it will work!
I do not recommend using a food processor to make it as it would leave too many chunks of fruit intact.
Use any glass you want!
But, as seen in the pictures and video, I went for the classic piña colada glass, also called "Hurricane glass". It is pretty much a high ball glass that's curved at the bottom. I have seen it called also "Poco grande glass". This recipe will mostly fit in this kind of glass making it the perfect one-portion mocktail (15.5 oz).
You could also use a stem-free kind of wine glass, which you probably could fill 2 of those following this recipe.
How to make piña colada mocktail
Pour the pineapple juice in the blender and then, add the coconut cream, frozen pineapple and lime juice.
Blend on high-speed until very smooth. I recommend to take a break to scrape the walls and bottom of the blender with a spatula to ensure no pieces of fruits are left unblended.
Pour right away into your serving glass, decorate with a wedge of pineapple against the rim and maraschino cherry and enjoy while still frozen.
Watch how to make it
- When blending frozen fruits, it is better to pour the liquid first and then add the frozen fruits. This will help blend your mixture easier!
- I highly recommend to use an organic and freshly pressed pineapple juice. It is healthier and so much better in flavor!
- Make sure to first chill the ingredients, especially the pineapple juice, to make your drink extra frosty.
Adjust your virgin piña colada
The final texture of your mocktail may vary depending on how long you had to blend to reach desired consistency and the temperature of the ingredients you used. You can also taste the mixture straight from the blender before serving to adjust the flavors to your taste!
Here are a few trouble shooting solutions:
- Make it thicker: add a few extra (about ¼ cup) of frozen pineapple chunks to the blender and blend again. You could also use ice cubes, but adding more frozen fruits will keep the flavor undiluted.
- Make it thinner: especially if you have trouble blending the frozen fruits, then you can add an extra splash of pineapple juice to help the blades going. Don't add too much though, you are looking for a slushie consistency!
- Make it sweeter: depending on your fruit and your preference, you may want to add a little sweetener to the blender, such as maple syrup or granulated sugar. I usually find the fruits to be plenty sweet for this drink, though.
This mocktail is super fun to decorate! Typically served with a few maraschino cherries and some fresh pineapple wedges against the rim. Also, to make it very tropical-ish, add an Hawaiian cocktail drink umbrella!
If you feel extra fancy, add some more lime juice or coconut cream around the rim and cover with shredded coconut.
You can also poke a few leaves from a fresh pineapple in your drink to add some green and a Hawaiian look.
This recipe will give you either large mocktail or 2 smaller. To make more, simply double or triple the recipe, then divide in between a few glasses. How much you can make at the time will also depend on how big your blender container is!
No! This is a frozen drink, which makes it almost impossible to make it ahead. But, it is very quick to prepare, so it won't take long to make even if you have guests. You could pre-measure the ingredients and pre-squeeze the lime juice if you want to limit the mess when it is time to make the mocktail.
You can, but in that case, I recommend to only use the top cream solid portion for a better consistency. You may want to chill the can in the fridge for a few hours first to help the cream part solidify nicely. I show how I do this in this vegan mascarpone video (look at 0:08, the top cream is scooped out while leaving the watery part underneath. Use leftover in smoothies!)
More mocktail recipes you might like
More pineapple recipes to try!
- Pineapple upside down cake
- Vegan Hawaiian cheese ball
- Pineapple orange slush
- Blueberry pineapple swirl smoothie
- Coconut pineapple rice
- Coconut pineapple chia parfait
- Vegan carrot cupcakes
I hope you like this piña colada mocktail as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Piña Colada Mocktail
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 5.4 oz canned coconut cream - unsweetened
- ½ lime - juiced
- ½ cup water or pineapple juice or coconut water
To garnish (optional)
- pineapple wedges
- maraschino cherries
- Pour the pineapple juice (or water) to a blender and then add the canned coconut cream, the frozen pineapple and lime juice and blend until very smooth.
- Pour into a large serving glass (or 2 small ones) and decorate with pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries. Enjoy right away!
- You can adjust the consistency of the mocktail by adding more frozen pineapple for a thicker drink or more pineapple juice to thin it out (especially if your blender struggles to blend super thick consistencies).
- Do not use sweetened coconut cream. You want an unsweetened canned coconut cream, not the processed one coming in a bottle. If you want your mocktail to be sweeter, then add a little extra sugar or maple syrup to the blender.
- This mocktail is best when using a 100% freshly pressed pineapple juice, ideally organic. The flavor simply is better!
- You can turn this recipe into a pitcher or make a few more mocktail by doubling or tripling the recipe. More than that might not fit in the blender, but you can make a few batches.