This 3-ingredient Piña Colada recipe is quick and easy to make, it includes zero added sweeteners, and it’s as refreshing and delicious as ever.
If you like piña coladas… ???
…but maybe don’t like them knock-your-socks-off-syrupy-and-sweet, then this may just be the perfect piña colada recipe for you.
For years, I’ve had a tradition of ordering a piña colada anytime I find myself near a beach. Because, as a born-and-raised Kansas girl, you’d better believe that beach time always calls for maximum celebrating, even in the most predictably touristy of cocktail ways. Cutesy umbrellas adorning my drink? Bring ’em on. Colorful bendy straws? You bet. A few dollars extra to have my cocktail served up in a ridiculously enormous fresh pineapple? Not even one bit ashamed. Piña coladas are my happy vacation cocktail, and I’m in it for no less than the full experience. ?
That said though, as much as I adore the combo of fresh pineapple and coconut in piña coladas, most poolside-bar versions that I’ve been served are also usually filled with heaps of added sugars and preservatives, thanks mostly to the classic “cream of coconut” (different than coconut cream) that’s traditionally mixed into piña coladas. Neither sugar nor preservatives, of course, being my jam. And also neither of which, I would argue, are needed at all to make a good piña colada! As a matter of fact, your cocktail will taste infinitely better without them.
Thus, today I’m excited to present to you my favorite piña colada recipe.
It’s made with 3 simple ingredients — frozen pineapple, rum and coconut milk. It only takes a minute or two to blend up. It contains zero added sweeteners (trust me, the pineapple and coconut milk already make it plenty sweet). And it is guaranteed to give you those delicious, beachy, sunny vacation vibes wherever in the world life may find you.
Let’s make some!
How To Make A Piña Colada | 1-Minute Video
Piña Colada Ingredients:
So what’s in this easy piña colada recipe? No cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez or Coco Real), no storebought piña colada mix, no sugar-added pineapple juice…no need. To make these naturally-sweetened piña coladas (which also happen to be naturally gluten-free and vegan), you will simply need:
Frozen pineapple: A bag of it store-bought, or you can cut and freeze your own.
Rum: White rum is traditional, but any kind will do.
Coconut milk: As in normal, straight-from-the-can (or carton) coconut milk. You can either use the full-fat or light coconut milk, your choice.
Then of course, you’re welcome to garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple, a maraschino cherry on top, paper umbrellas, straws…get as carried away as you’d like. No judgement here. ;)
Also, if you are looking for a non-alcoholic virgin piña colada recipe, you’re welcome to just nix the rum and maybe just add in a bit of extra pineapple juice or water to help the mixture blend.
How To Make A Piña Colada
To make this frozen piña colada recipe, simply combine all of your ingredients together in a blender and puree until smooth! If the mixture is too thick, feel free to add in a little extra water. Otherwise, it should be a breeze!