Perfect for hot summer days or whenever you want to imagine being at a warm beach, this piña colada mocktail is super fun and easy to make.
Like the Pineapple Mojito Mocktail, this virgin drink is non-alcoholic and refreshing with delicious tropical flavors the whole family can enjoy.
I love a good mocktail, and this virgin piña colada recipe is the perfect sit-back-and-relax sipper.
This Non-Alcoholic Recipe is...
- Super easy to make and comes together with simple ingredients.
- Delightfully creamy and only needs a good blender.
- A fun virgin drink, perfect for all ages.
- A healthy recipe with no added sugars, and it's dairy-free.
- Full of delicious tropical pineapple flavor from fresh pineapple chunks.
- Incredibly refreshing for outdoor entertaining, think pool parties, and summer BBQs.
- Something you can make for the entire family.
Ingredients & Notes
You'll need the following ingredients to make this healthy piña colada mocktail.
See the recipe card for complete information on ingredients and quantities.
Pineapple: You can use fresh or frozen chunks.
Unsweetened coconut cream or milk: add just enough to get that lovely coconut flavor.
Note on coconut milk: If using coconut milk, place it in the fridge the night before and only take the cream of coconut that has congealed at the top. Full-fat coconut cream balances the acidity of the pineapple and adds a smoother consistency.
Coconut water: This tropical drink is plenty sweet, so go for unsweetened coconut water.
Fine coconut shreds: It's not just for garnish. It adds an extra creamy coconut flavor without using too much coconut fat. You can add more for a thicker consistency.
Garnishes: A drizzle of maple syrup adds a sweet touch. Extra coconut shreds, a pineapple wedge, or fresh pineapple leaves create a beautiful presentation.
See the full recipe with measurements in the recipe card.
Step One (Picture 1 above) - Place chunks of fruit, coconut cream, coconut water, and two tablespoons of coconut shreds in a blender jar.
Step Two (Picture 2 above) - Blend until smooth and creamy.
Step Three (Picture 3 above) - Pour in your glass of choice over an ice cube or crushed ice (unless you've used frozen pineapple chunks).
Don't skip this step. Mocktail garnishes add to the appeal of this drink and complement the flavors. I mean, what's a mocktail without a fancy dress-up?
Here are a few suggestions:
- A drizzle of maple syrup incorporates a woodsy, natural sweetness.
- Fine coconut shreds as a garnish add a subtle crunchy bite.
- Consider making a sugary coconut rim that adds caramel notes and a fun factor. See my Pomegranate Mocktail for step-by-step instructions.
- Add pineapple wedges for a tropical look.
- Other fun garnishes to consider: maraschino cherries, a cocktail umbrella, if you have them, or lime garnishing, mint, or sage sprigs are some alternatives to explore.
Tips & Tricks
- Always taste test after you've blended the mocktail. You can increase the level of sweetness by adding a bit of maple syrup or coconut cream for a creamier touch.
- Serving a larger crowd? Just double or triple this recipe.
- Chill the glasses while making the piña colada mocktails to make the drinks as cold as possible.
- Add one or two ice cubes max if you use fresh pineapple. It adds a chilling factor without diluting the pureed fruits too much.
- Use frozen pineapple chunks for a frostier drink—no ice is needed.
- To make it super festive, serve it with coconut whipped cream on top.
Make it a Cocktail Recipe
Have adult guests that want something stronger? Then mix a touch of white rum with a glass of the mocktail blend in a cocktail shaker for one individual serving.
Put the same effort into a mocktail as you would in a cocktail.
Here are some suggestions:
1. Presentation matters. Enjoy the drink in a beautiful glass and add festive garnishes.
2. Use quality ingredients. Go for fresh or frozen main ingredients instead of canned as much as you can. It does make a difference.
3. Balance the sweet flavors.
4. Enjoy it chilled and make it on the spot if possible.
This is a much healthier version than regular Piña coladas. There are no extra calories or sugar from alcohol.
This recipe uses unsweetened coconut cream and relies on the natural sweetness of the pineapple.
This non-alcoholic Piña colada mocktail recipe is vegan, Paleo, and kid-friendly and also perfect for expecting guests.
It's best to serve these healthy piña coladas right away. But you can store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Always stir before serving.
Another option is to freeze any leftovers into ice cube molds and use them as ice cubes to cool your next piña colada mocktail.
This virgin piña colada recipe is undoubtedly fruity with a refreshing touch and creamy texture. Make it sip-worthy with a few garnishes to take you to a tropical paradise. Enjoy!
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Piña Colada MocktailMariska Ramondino
- You can use a high-speed blender, food processor, or any other regular blender.
- 2 cups freshly chopped pineapple or frozen 315 grams
- 3 tablespoons coconut cream
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut water 160 ml
- 3 tablespoons flaked coconut shreds, separated
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup for garnish
- Ice cubes or crushed ice
- Place the pineapple, coconut cream, coconut water, and 2 tablespoons of coconut shreds in a blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Drizzle the top of each glass with a tad of maple syrup using a swirling motion and garnish with extra coconut shreds.
- You can also garnish with pineapple wedges. Enjoy
- For an extra festive and tropical look: Give the glasses a sugared rim using coconut sugar.
- Best to place the coconut cream or milk in the fridge the night before to cool.
- Using coconut milk? Then only use the solid part of the milk that has congealed at the top.
- Although not necessary, you can use frozen pineapple for a frostier experience.
- Always taste test so you can increase the level of sweetness by adding a touch of maple syrup if preferred.
- Serving a larger crowd? Just double or triple this recipe.
- Chill the glasses while making the drink for an immediate cold experience.
- Add only one or two ice cubes max if you use fresh pineapple. It adds a chilling factor without diluting the pureed fruits too much.
- If you want to make it super festive, serve it with coconut whip cream on top.
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