Drinks | July 23, 2018

Pina Colada Mocktail

Boy is this Pina Colada Mocktail calling my name! It’s been a crazy hot summer and this icy, creamy, coconutty, sweet cool drink is EVERYTHING I dreamed of. I can’t wait to show you how dang easy (and fast!) it is to make!

two glasses of pina coladas with pineapple garnish and straws

this post is in partnership with Dole Sunshine

How to make Pina Colada Mocktail

What is a mocktail? A mocktail is a drink who’s recipe normally calls for a type of alcohol but is omitted. There is no alcohol in this recipe so it’s perfect to share with kids, families, parties and women who are expecting.

single pina colada in glass with pineapple slice and cherry

Pineapple Juice

FIRST: you want to start with quality pineapple juice. Why? It give the best flavor and is healthier. We choose Dole Sunshine . It doesn’t have any HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) or artificial sweeteners. It’s pure juice. Try to cut out any of those ingredients in any of your recipes.

In a blender add your juice.

canned pineapple, pineapple canned being poured into blender

Cream of Coconut

SECOND: I’ve discovered in my recipe tasting and grocery store hopping that the easiest and most available coconut sweetener to use is this delicious cream of coconut. It is found at basically all stores, but look for it in the wine/spirits isle, close to the soda water and rose grenadine.

side note: I have tried a variety of other sweeteners- like just adding coconut milk or coconut cream, or cream of coconut in a can, but this recipe combination ensures perfect proportion of all without it being too sweet, coconutty or too bland. 

cream of coconut bottle and being poured into blender

Coconut Cream

Third, coconut cream. A little bit of this goes a long way, but is neccessary for the ultimate pina colada.

can of coconut cream


Of course ice. But here are my tips for how much ice to add.

TIP 1: Obviously more ice will create a thicker pina colada, and less will create a more liquid drink. Start with 3 cups, blend and check the consistency to see if it is how you like it.

TIP 2: Chilling ALL your ingredients will help the ice to go further. Meaning, you will need less ice to make a thicker drink so your pina colada will be full of flavor and not watered down.

pineapple juice, ice ,cream of coconut, coconut cream in blender jar

Blend everything in the blender, and share this bad boy IMMEDIATELY! Serve with pineapple slices, cherries (jarred or fresh) and your favorite straws, maybe even an umbrella ;)

two glasses of pina coladas with pineapple garnish and strawes

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two glasses of pina coladas with pineapple garnish and straws
Pina Colada Mocktail
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Icy, creamy coconutty pina colada mocktail. 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pina colada, pineapple mocktail
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups pineapple juice chilled
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut chilled
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream chilled
  • 3-4 cups ice
  1. In a blender add all ingredients and 3 cups of ice and blend until smooth. Add additional ice and blend again until desired consistency. 

Nutrition Facts
Pina Colada Mocktail
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. They are not the same thing. The post explains this and shows photos of brands. You can buy cream of coconut in a can in the ethnic isle too if you can’t find the bottled.

      Coconut cream comes purely from a coconut, cream of coconut has sugar added to it.