Easy and Simple Virgin Piña Colada for All

This Christmas, our family is gearing up for a cozy dinner, and I’m in charge of the drinks. I’ve got my eye on a Cranberry Martini or a Cranberry Moscow Mule. The deep red color and the fruity kick seem like the perfect choice to complement the holiday spirit.

But, there are kids too. I opted for something suitable for everyone – Virgin Piña Colada. It’s smooth, tropical-flavored, tasty, and non-alcoholic.

Creamy Virgin Piña Colada recipe

Virgin Piña Colada is a non-alcoholic version of a traditional Pina Colada. It has no rum. This makes it suitable for everyone at a Christmas dinner or party, from children and designated drivers to those who simply prefer non-alcoholic options.

Virgin Piña colada - a non-alcoholic drink

Not only does the Virgin Piña Colada taste amazing, but it also pairs well with a variety of holiday dishes. Its tropical flavors can complement the richness of Christmas ham, the savory goodness of roasted turkey, or the spiciness of holiday appetizers. The drink’s sweetness provides a delightful contrast that can cleanse the palate between bites.

I used pineapple chunks instead of pineapple juice. This will make the drink thicker, more textured, and pineapple-forward. Here is how to make Virgin Piña Colada:

Healthy Virgin Piña Colada

An ideal choice for those seeking a delightful escape without the alcohol.
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp of honey or sugar adjust to taste
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Pineapple slices and maraschino cherries for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, combine the frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk, coconut cream, honey (or sugar), and ice cubes.
  • Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary by adding more honey or sugar.
  • Pour the Virgin Piña Colada into serving glasses.
  • Garnish with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the tropical goodness!

Notes

If you don’t have coconut cream, you can skip it. But you need to increase the amount of coconut milk to 1.5 cups.
If you want to make Virgin Piña Colada on the rocks, eliminate the ice cubes on the step 1 and add them in the step 4.
 
Keyword Christmas, drinks, holiday, homemade, moctail, tropical

Piña Colada Variations

The Piña Colada is a classic tropical cocktail that’s like a vacation in a glass. It typically consists of rum (e.g. Malibu), coconut cream, and pineapple juice, blended with ice until smooth, creating a perfect balance of sweet and tropical flavors. The drink even has a National Day in the US – July 10.

While the traditional Piña Colada recipe is amazing, there’s a whole world of variations for you to explore. Here are some best pineapple colada recipes you can make at home:

  • Berry Piña Colada: You can toss in a handful of your favorite berries—strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries—into the blender along with the usual ingredients. This adds a sweet and tart dimension to the creamy concoction.
  • Mango Piña Colada: By adding mango to the mix, you have a sun-soaked tropical variation that transports you straight to a beachside paradise.
  • Mint Piña Colada: Muddle fresh mint leaves into the mix or add a hint of mint syrup for a cooling twist. It’s like a tropical mojito with a creamy coconut kick.
  • Blue Piña Colada is made by adding blue curaçao to the mixture. This vibrant liqueur not only gives your drink a stunning azure hue but also brings a subtle orange flavor to the mix.
Easy and simple Piña Colada recipe
Piña Colada Smoothie
  • Spiced Piña Colada: With a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, or even a hint of ginger, you can add depth and complexity to the familiar flavors.
  • Citrus Piña Colada: For this version, you can incorporate citrus fruits like orange or lime to create a citrusy punch that balances the richness of coconut cream.
  • Coffee Colada is perfect for the coffee lovers. By adding a shot of cold brew or coffee liqueur to your Piña Colada, you’ll have a rich and indulgent treat—a perfect pick-me-up with a tropical twist.
  • Vanilla Velvet: Introduce the sweet and aromatic notes of vanilla to your Piña Colada. Whether it’s vanilla extract, vanilla-flavored rum, or vanilla-infused coconut cream, this variation adds a touch of sophistication to the classic cocktail.
Best Homemade Piña Colada
Strawberry Piña Colada
  • Virgin Piña Colada: This is a non-alcoholic recipe with a harmonious blend of coconut cream and pineapple, served over ice, offering a delightful alternative for everyone to savor the tropical goodness without the kick.
  • Piña Colada Milkshake is a creamy blend of coconut cream, fresh pineapple, and vanilla ice cream. This delightful smoothie is cool and non-alcoholic, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth on a sunny day.
  • Peanut Colada: This nutty coconut pineapple drink adds a savory note to the classic cocktail, creating a unique and delicious fusion that’s sure to surprise and delight your taste buds.
  • Chocolate Colada is a dream come true for sweet tooth. Add a splash of chocolate liqueur or melt some chocolate and mix it with coconut cream, pineapple juice, rum, and ice.
  • Strawberry Piña Colada: Strawberries and coconut are a match made in heaven. It’s a delightful combination of sweet, tangy, and creamy flavors.
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