Classic Piña Colada

If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain…..I have had that song in my head all night! Well the taxes are done…filed…and accepted by the IRS…WOO HOO!!!

The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of insanity around here, which is why I am posting the third cocktail recipe in as many weeks. I promise, I will be back to cooking real food tomorrow…..

Classic Piña Colada - A sweet tropical cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream |

But for now, I present the second cocktail that I learned how to make at a very young age…..a Classic Piña Colada. Did you know that the piña colada has been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978? The original creator is still being argued about, but it was definitely created in Puerto Rico back in the 60’s, lol.

Piña Coladas are a sweet cocktail made with light rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream…..

Classic Piña Colada ingredients

We are not talking about the coconut milk that I normally use. This is real cream of coconut {Coco López is the original and most popular brand} that is sweetened and really thick! It can usually be found in the liquor department of your local grocery store.

I first tried a Classic Piña Colada in Jamaica, and I was hooked! My love for this sweet, creamy, and fruity flavored cocktail continued while I was living in Hawaii…..and you all know how much I love my little umbrellas!!

Classic Piña Colada - a sweet cocktail made with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice

This cocktail could not be easier to make as well. Simply put the ice, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and rum into a blender and puree until smooth and creamy…..

Classic Piña Colada |

Or you can skip the blender and just shake the ingredients to combine and serve over ice.

Now that the house is clean, the Realtor has been through to give a depressing assessment about the value of the house, and the big birthday bash has been thrown, and the taxes are filed…..I am ready to crash and sleep for about a week!!

Luckily for you, that will not happen. I will be back with a few shrimp recipes and photos from the big birthday bash. 🙂

I will leave you with this delicious Piña Colada Ice Cream that I made last summer…..

Piña Colada Ice Cream |

Just in case you prefer to enjoy your piña colada with a spoon instead of a straw. 😉


Classic Piña Colada

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Classic Piña Colada, a sweet tropical cocktail made with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.


  • 2 Ounces light rum
  • 2 Ounces* coconut cream (not coconut milk)
  • 4 Ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry (to garnish)


Place ice, coconut cream, rum, and pineapple juice in a blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve in a hurricane glass garnished with pineapple wedge, cherry, and umbrella.


*2 ounces = 4 Tablespoons

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!



  1. says

    I’ve been making these poolside for the past few weekends since we are on a pantry/freezer/no spend challenge and I had a bottle of coconut rum AND two bottle of premix pina colada stuff in the bar cabinet … glad to find a real recipe to continue my new-found Sunday afternoon tradition! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    MMmmmmmm … and thanks for getting that song stuck in my head! Funny thing, it always comes to mind when I make Pina Coladas or even think about them! LOL.

  3. says

    Hi, I’m here thanks to Lou Lou Girls Party.
    Oh I totally LOVE Pina Colada!!!!!
    When we were in Santo Domingo I was like…addicted!!!!! In the end I used to have it without rum, because I couldn’t do without that wonderful taste of coconut and pineapple but I didn’t want to drink too much alchool!!! ^^
    And what about the ice cream? I must try it!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe : )
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