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How to Make Frozen Piña Coladas with Coco Lopez

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This frozen creamy Piña Colada recipe uses Coco López Cream of Coconut and real pineapple. This blended cocktail is perfect for summer. 
Servings: 2 drinks
Total Time: 10 minutes
frozen pina colada in glass with pine apple and cherry garnish

Frozen piña coladas are the ultimate tropical drink for a hot summer day. Ramón “Monchito” Marrero created the original piña colada recipe in the 1950s, making it the official drink of Puerto Rico. His original recipe combined rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice for the perfect refreshing cocktail. Our piña colada recipe strikes an ideal balance, offering a creamy tropical flavor without being overly sweet. The key to the best piña colada is using Coco López’s cream of cream, which takes the drink to a new level.

frozen pina colada in glass with pine apple and cherry garnish

Key Ingredients and Substitutions


Making frozen piña coladas is a breeze with just a handful of essential piña colada ingredients. This easy recipe means there is no need to buy pre-made frozen mixers ever 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. Cream of coconut is coconut cream that has been sweetened and processed to have a syrup-type texture. For frozen drinks like piña coladas, you want a can of cream of coconut such as Coco López.
  • Rum: You can make piña coladas with either light rum (also known as white rum) or dark rum. Dark rum imparts a caramel flavor to the drink. There is no reason to splurge on the expensive stuff since it is mixed with pineapple, Coco Lopez, and lime, but we suggest you also not cheap out. Buy a mid-priced, good rum.
  • Pineapple: For this recipe, you will need frozen chunks of pineapple. We usually can’t find pre-frozen pineapple in our local grocery stores, so we buy fresh whole pineapple, cut it into 1/2-inch chunks, and store it in the freezer.

How to Make a Frozen Piña 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.
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Pro-tip: Add a splash or two of canned or fresh pineapple juice for even more flavor.

1. Frozen Pina Colada: In a blender, add the Coco López, frozen pineapple wedges, rum, lime juice, and ice cubes, then blend until it is completely smooth. Pour the blended piña colada into glasses, garnish with fresh pineapple wedges or slices and maraschino cherries, and serve.

Recipe Tips and Notes


  • Frozen Piña 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 before serving.
  • Keep a couple of cocktail glasses in the freezer until you are ready to serve, as it will keep your piña coladas frozen a little longer.

Frequently Asked Questions


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

Adjust the servings in the recipe card and then combine the appropriate amounts of Coco López, 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

More Summer Cocktail Recipes to Try


Looking for more refreshing summer cocktail recipes? Try these other favorites:

  • Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri -This is the perfect rum cocktail. Made with strawberry simple syrup, it is loaded with strawberry flavor.
  • Strawberry Pineapple Frosé – This frozen rosé is the perfect summertime drink. It’s light and refreshing and not too sweet.
  • Strawberry Margarita – Using homemade strawberry simple syrup, enjoy easy, refreshing strawberry margaritas two ways – on the rocks or frozen. They are the perfect cocktail for a few people or a crowd.
  • Make-Ahead Freezer Margaritas – No blender, no problem. These frozen margaritas are made in the freezer and are cold and slushy, perfect for a hot day.

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frozen pina colada in glass with pine apple and cherry garnish

Frozen Piña Coladas with Coco Lopez

Posted by Melissa
This frozen creamy Piña Colada recipe uses Coco López Cream of Coconut and real pineapple. This blended cocktail is perfect for summer. 
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 306 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

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

Instructions 

  • Add Coco López, 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. 
Serving: 1drink | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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