Looking down on two pina colada cocktails sitting on a striped napkin with straws and pineapple garnish
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Traditional Pina Colada Recipe

We are going old school with this Traditional Pina Colada Recipe using fresh pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum and a touch of cream!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe, pineapple, coconut, alcohol, bacardi, rum, frozen, cocktail, liquor, homemade
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson



  • 1 ounce heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces freshly pressed pineapple juice substitute Dole canned pineapple juice if fresh is not available
  • 1 ounce Coco Lopez cream of coconut
  • 2 ounces white rum like Bacardi Silver or Superior


  • Remove the top of the pineapple, then cut it into 4 wedges trying to avoid the center.
  • Slice the flesh away from the outside of the pineapple and cut into chunks.
  • Place the chunks into a large measuring cup or bowl and smash with a potato masher to release the juice.
  • Pour the juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove the crushed bits of pineapple.
  • Pour the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum, crushed ice and heavy cream into a blender.
  • Place the lid on the blender and puree for 15 seconds.
  • Pour into a Poco Grande glass and serve garnished with a fresh pineapple wedge and straw.


  • You will need 1 large pineapple to get 6 ounces of juice. Substitute Dole canned pineapple juice if not available.
  • This cocktail can also be served in a hurricane glass.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg