Fresh Pineapple Pina Colada
Fresh Pineapple Pina Colada is made with fresh pineapple and contains only 5 ingredients. It’s creamy, delicious and guaranteed to take your taste buds on a tropical vacation!
I’ve got another Hawaiian inspired post for you today! This Fresh Pineapple Pina Colada is inspired by my recent trip to Maui. I could post tropical recipes all the way through the fall, I enjoyed my vacation so much!
We will see. 🙂
I’ve told you before that when it comes to cocktails, I’m typically a red wine drinker with the occasional beer or margarita. Mixed drinks cost a lot and like a good coffee drink, they’re never made the same way twice.
In Maui, however, I knew I was going to have a pina colada — lord knows I hadn’t had one since the late 80’s or early 90’s. Yes, I was drinking pina coladas when some of you were in diapers…or maybe not even born yet. I’m aging myself, I know, but that’s the way it is. 🙂
And this old lady knows what a good pina colada tastes like! Creamy, rich, with lots of pineapple flavor. The funny thing is, the ones I drank in Maui tasted like a smoothie because I couldn’t taste the rum. I watched the bartenders make them, and sure enough, there was rum, but it was light rum.
And possibly not enough of it.
When a few of us “complained” to a certain bartender that we couldn’t taste the rum, she recommended getting a regular pina colada with a dark rum topper, which I posted on Instagram. It was amazing with that dark rum flavor! It came with a hefty price tag because of that extra shot of rum, but at least we could finally taste it. 🙂
Pina coladas are normally made with cream of coconut, pineapple juice, ice, and rum. I had the feeling that it would taste just as great with full fat coconut milk….and fresh pineapple instead of just the juice. I added a few tablespoons of agave syrup as well, because the fresh pineapple isn’t as sweet as pineapple juice. Add ice, and it’s basically a smoothie, but then comes the rum. I chose dark rum for flavor, and it was just perfect.
This Fresh Pineapple Pina Colada is creamy, delicious, and so easy to make. Why spend $10 on one when you can make a batch at home for under $10? I guess if you’re on a tropical vacation you would, but when you’re at home longing for the tropics, this is the thing to do. No palm trees, maybe, but you can always close your eyes and imagine them.
It worked for me. 🙂
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Fresh Pineapple Pina Colada
- 3 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks about 1 small pineapple
- 13.5 ounces full fat coconut milk*
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup or the sweetener of your choice
- 2 cups ice
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark rum*
- Place the pineapple, coconut milk, agave syrup, ice and rum in a blender. Process until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener or rum as desired.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Full fat coconut milk is best here as light coconut milk will make your drink less creamy and slightly watery.
- If you like your drinks sweeter, add a bit more agave or the sweetener of your choice.
- I like my cocktails a bit on the stronger side. If you like yours a bit more mild, try this recipe with 1/4 cup rum first and add more if necessary.
- Use pre-cut pineapple as a time saver!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
31 Comments on “Fresh Pineapple Pina Colada”
So glad you clearly enjoyed your vacation! It’s working out well for us, too, with all these tropical recipes 🙂 Love this pineapple deliciousness 🙂
Thanks, Medha! Tropical recipes are always so much fun and they always brighten the day, right? 🙂
Oh this drink sounds so refreshing, Marcie! I love the pineapple and coconut combo. Definitely reminds me of my time in Maui, too! Pinned!
Thanks for the pin, Gayle! I’m definitely going to enjoy these a little more often — they make me feel a little closer to Maui!
Love your tropical recipes Marcie! Great that you used real pineapple! Pinning!
It was kind of like making a smoothie, but it tasted a lot better! Haha. Thanks, Mira!
Oh my, does this sound good! And about 100 times better than a premade mix. I’m ready for a tropical vacation now!
Thanks, Jess, and it was SO tasty! Definitely gets the taste buds ready for the tropics! 🙂
I LOVE pina colada, and this one look incredible, Marcie. So refreshing and delectable!
Thank you, Anu! 🙂
Your tropical recipes always make me happy since I can pretend we’re away on a nice vacation so keep them coming:) This pina colada looks so refreshing and delicious! Love that you used fresh pineapple and coconut milk instead!
I’m glad the tropical recipes are helping you pretend to be away! I’m doing the best I can with that, too. haha This was so thick and creamy, and the closest I’ll get to Hawaii for a while. 🙂
Dear Marcie, what a delicious and refreshing drink…I love taking ‘flavor vacations.’ This sounds like a delightful getaway..so simple too! xo, Catherine
Flavor vacations are the best aren’t they? Thanks Catherine! 🙂
I’m ready for a tropical vacation now too! A pina colada is one of my favs and it looks so much more amazing with fresh pineapple!
I wish every day can be a tropical vacation! I guess it can be with one of these? Thanks, Christin! 🙂
Pina Coladas are one of my favorite drinks this time of year, and your post not only has me seriously THIRSTY, it also has me reminiscing of my vacation in Hawaii! So.Beautiful! I loved all the islands, Maui included. I am totally loving your rendition of one of my favorite drinks! Agave and FRESH pineapple sounds simply fabulous! AND like this cocktail belongs in my belly, because it IS 5 o’clock here! LOVE it! Cheers, literally! Clink Clink!
Hawaii is the best, and you have to have pina coladas there, right? Thanks so much, Cheyanne, and cheers to you! 🙂
I love pina coladas, I drank so many when we went to Mexico a few years ago! Definitely need to give this a try sometime, this looks wonderful!
I think I was in Mexico the last time I had one before I went to Hawaii! Thanks, Danielle! 🙂
Oh my…I hope you are ready to accommodate guests, because girlfriend, I am ssssoooo on my way over. 🙂
Come on over! 🙂
I know — ridiculous that I waited so long to have one! Sangria is so my thing, too. 🙂 The artificial tasting ones is the reason why I stopped drinking them, but thanks to Maui, I know what they’re supposed to taste like again. haha Thanks, Lindsey, and hope you’re doing well! 🙂
I am not a huge cocktail drinker but this one sounds amazing!
Leave out the booze and it’s the perfect smoothie! 🙂
Yum!! This sounds perfect for sipping by the pool!! I love that you used fresh pineapple!
It’s so refreshing and perfect for a day by the pool! 🙂
So the Jimmy Buffet song just popped in my head! I love pina coladas (and get caught in the rain – LOL)
That song was in my head so much and I can’t believe I didn’t even refer to it in my post! haha At least you did in the Comments section. 🙂
Mmmm I bet this is AMAZING with the real pineapple!
This of course looks fantastic. I love pina colada. the best I ever had was in Belize. I had about 15 in the 3 days we were there.