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Pina Coladas

Velvety-smooth texture and a taste of the tropics are what this tropical drink delivers. The easy-to-make drink can be mixed and chilled ahead of time. When ready to serve, just blend for a creamy and delicious beverage. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups light rum
  • 6 cups crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedges


  • In a 2-qt. pitcher, combine pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled. For each serving, add a generous cup of rum mixture and 1 cup ice to a blender. Process, covered, until smooth. Pour into a chilled hurricane or highball glass. Cut a 1-in. slit into tip of a pineapple wedge; slide wedge over rim of glass.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This tropical cocktail does use a good amount of rum. Feel free to cut back on the amount and replace it with water or additional pineapple juice if you'd like to make them a little less strong.
  • For a richer, robust flavor, try using dark rum or even spiced rum.
  • Over the years, pina coladas have gotten more and more sweet. This version doesn't include additional sugar but if you'd like it a tad bit sweeter, go ahead and add a tablespoon or two.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/4 cups: 457 calories, 13g fat (10g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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    • Christian
      Sep 20, 2020

      I added more rum and some quick homemade simple syrup to taste and they came out fantastic. By mistake I got coconut milk instead of cream of coconut which has sugar so ill be trying that next time. Maybe won't have to add as much simple syrup

    • stormyc1
      Apr 8, 2020

      It indeed needs sweetening up a bit for our liking. But otherwise very tasty! I just added a half a cup of powdered sugar and that did the trick! We also added a banana to our second try. Superb!

    • Lori Bergen
      Aug 17, 2017

      Not what I expected. Not sweet enough and way too much rum and that was using 1/2 of what was called for! Texture is what saved this one. Now how to fix this so I can drink it???NOTE:? I added? to 2 cups base and 2 cups ice, 4 generous scoops vanilla ice cream and about 2 tbsp sugar.? Now it's decent.? Will keep tweaking this one until I get the Jamaican Pina Colada I'm looking for!

    • mrsh318
      Jul 9, 2013

      I love this recipe. have used it many times during the holidays and parties. you can cut down the rum if you want, but I love the freshness of this drink.