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!
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.
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.
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.
Third, coconut cream. A little bit of this goes a long way, but is neccessary for the ultimate pina colada.
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.
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 ;)
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Icy, creamy coconutty pina colada mocktail.
- 2 cups pineapple juice chilled
- 1/2 cup cream of coconut chilled
- 1/4 cup coconut cream chilled
- 3-4 cups ice
In a blender add all ingredients and 3 cups of ice and blend until smooth. Add additional ice and blend again until desired consistency.