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Frozen Pina Colada with Coco Lopez

This easy Frozen Pina Colada recipe is made with Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut and is the perfect summer cocktail.
Servings: 2 drinks
Total Time: 10 minutes
frozen pina colada in glass with pine apple and cherry garnish

Frozen Pina Coladas are the ultimate summer cocktail. Made with just four ingredients this Pina Colada recipe is not super sweet but is the perfect balance of creamy tropical flavor.

frozen pina colada in glass with pine apple and cherry garnish

Key Ingredients and Substitutions


Frozen Pina Coladas are easy to make with just a few key ingredients so there is no reason to ever buy a frozen mixer again.

The full ingredient list and measurements are listed in the printable recipe below.

  • Coco Lopez: Coconut Cream and Cream of Coconut are not the same. Coconut cream is a thick cream made from coconut milk and generally is unsweetened. Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut is coconut cream that has been sweetened and processed so that it has a syrup-type texture. For frozen drinks like Pina Coladas, you want a Cream of Coconut such as Coco Lopez.
  • Rum: Pina Coladas are made with white rum. There is no reason to splurge on the expensive stuff since it is getting mixed with pineapple, Coco Lopez, and lime but we would also suggest that you also not cheap out. Buy a mid-priced, good rum.
  • Pineapple: You will need frozen pineapples for this recipe. We usually can’t find pre-frozen pineapple in our freezer section so we buy fresh pineapple then cut them into 1/2-inch chunks and store them in the freezer.

How to Make a Pina Colada


Here are the quick step-by-step instructions with visuals; you can find the full instructions with the exact ingredients in the recipe card below.

Pro-tip: For even more pineapple flavor you can add a splash or two of pineapple juice.

1. Frozen Pina Colada: In a blender add Coco Lopez, frozen pineapple, rum, lime juice, and ice then blend until completely smooth. Pour frozen pina colada into glasses, garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry, and serve.

Recipe Tips and Notes


  • Frozen Pina Coladas can be made and stored in a freezer-safe airtight container the freezer for up to 2 days.  It won’t completely freeze because of the alcohol. Mix thoroughly prior to serving.
  • Keep a couple of cocktail glasses in the freezer until you are ready to serve as it will keep your daiquiris frozen a little longer.

Frequently Asked Questions


How To Make a Pitcher of Frozen Pina Colada for a Group?

Adjust the servings in the recipe card and then combine the appropriate amounts of Coco Lopez, rum, frozen pineapple, ice, and lime juice in a blender and blend until slushy. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze until ready to be served. Give it a quick stir before pouring it into prepared cocktail glasses.

frozen pina colada in glass with pine apple and cherry garnish

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frozen pina colada in glass with pine apple and cherry garnish

Frozen Pina Colada with Coco Lopez

This easy Frozen Pina Colada recipe is made with Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut and is the perfect summer cocktail.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 306 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 2 ounce Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
  • 6 ounces frozen pineapple
  • 4 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ½ cup ice

Instructions 

  • Add Coco Lopez, frozen pineapple, rum, lime juice, and ice to a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish.

Notes

1. If you are buying fresh pineapple, you will need to prep them and freeze them in advance (at least 8 hours).
2. Frozen fruit should be cut into approximately ½-inch cubes to help purée everything in smoothly.
3. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. The nutritional value is only for the cocktail and will vary and does not include the nutritional value of the cocktail with garnishes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 306 kcalCarbohydrates: 33 gProtein: 1 gFat: 5 gSaturated Fat: 5 gSodium: 21 mgPotassium: 109 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 29 gVitamin C: 75 mgCalcium: 1 mgIron: 1 mg
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