Homemade Pina Colada

Pina colada

How to Make Pina Coladas

There is something about a pina colada that brings back memories of lounging on the beach, listening to waves of the ocean break on the shore.  There is a light breeze in air rustling the palm trees above.  If you close your eyes, feel the heat from the sun shining on your face, breathe the salty sea air.   Try this recipe to learn how to make pina coladas.

Whenever, I need a little escape back to paradise, I will quickly whip up a batch of this quick, five-ingredient pina colada recipe.  

Once your drink is ready, put on a song, close your eyes, relax and imagine you are lounging on the beach…


Grab your Homemade Pina Colada Ingredients:

  • Dark Rum
  • Coconut Cream
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Fresh or Frozen Pineapple


About Pina Coladas

Did you know Pina Colada’s are the official drink of Puerto Rico? Pina colada’s are one of the most famous and popular beach drinks, in part most of the ingredients come from the warm climate like coconuts, pineapple and rum. 

Based on recommendations by Jose Lopez, mixologist at the Caribe Hilton:

The perfect piña colada shouldn’t be too frozen. It should be iced. There should be a perfect balance between pineapple juice and coconut cream. That creates harmony between the sweetness of the coconut and the sourness of the pineapple. It should be mixed with a golden rum, for a more elevated and bold profile.

Pina Colada’s are also great for BBQ’s I would recommend serving with Kielbasa and Baked Beans From Scratch.

Check out the Pina Colada Song by Rubert Holmes.

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Pina colada

Pina Colada

Escape to paradise with this easy to make, 5 ingredient Pina Colada.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Alcohol, dinner drink, Happy Hour, Summer Drinks
Servings 2
Calories 257 kcal


  • Blender


  • 1/3 cup rum Dark is preferrable
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream If unsweetended coconut cream add 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 oz pineapple fresh or frozen


  • Put all ingredients into blender.
  • Blend for about 2 minutes until pina colada is smooth.
  • Pour in a glass, close your eyes and relax!


Mom's we all need a break sometimes.  One of my favorite places to escape to is the beach, when that is not an option take the next best thing!  Make a pina colada, put on some music, close your eyes and imagine you are lounging on the beach.
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