Has summer hit your part of the world? Need a delectable, cold drink to ease the warm temps? How about a good, very easy, virgin pina colada recipe?
Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada
Colby and I are not big drinkers, but we do appreciate the taste of mixed drinks.
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We have found that when we are out, most places can not make non-alcoholic drinks because they are pre-mixed with the alcohol already inside. Interesting, right?
Therefore, we decided we wanted a fun, fruity drink and decided to make our own. Our drink of choice? Piña Colada.
I am a big fan of both coconut and pineapple, so it seems like the best choice for me, right? In mean, it is also the only flavor of snow cone I ever get.
We needed to find a delicious virgin pina colada recipe.
What is the difference between piña colada and virgin pina colada?
The difference between piña colada and virgin piña colada is that the former contains rum whereas the latter does not.
Both drinks are made with pineapple juice and Coco Lopez cream of coconut, which gives them their characteristic sweetness and creamy texture.
Virgin piña coladas are a great option for those who want to enjoy the taste of the tropics without the associated buzz. They’re also a good choice for young children or designated drivers.
Of course, if you’re looking for a boozy version of this classic cocktail, simply add rum to your virgin piña colada.
What is the best substitute for rum in piña colada?
There are many substitutes for rum in piña colada, but the best one depends on what you are looking for. If you want a non-alcoholic drink, you can use pineapple juice or coconut milk.
If you are looking for something with less alcohol, you can use vodka or light rum. And if you want something that will still give you the flavor of rum, you can use dark rum or spiced rum.
Ultimately, the best substitute for rum in piña colada is the one that you prefer.
So, how do you make pina colada without alcohol?
I do believe, after a bit of playing around, that we came up with a pretty tasty and very easy Piña Colada recipe that has no alcohol, but still has that delicious pina colada flavor.
- Coco Lopez (or Cream of Coconut of your choice) – 7 oz.
- Pineapple Juice – 6 oz.
- Crushed Ice – 1 ½ cup
- Add all 3 ingredients into a blender and blend well.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 20gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g
Woah! See how totally easy that was! And each mixture should make enough for 2 cups… so share with a friend or enjoy it all alone.
With this simple pina colada recipe, you can all enjoy the refreshing pina colada mocktail all night.
What can I drink instead of piña colada?
There are many non-alcoholic versions of the piña colada, which is traditionally a cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut.
To make a non-alcoholic piña colada, you can simply omit the rum and add a little extra pineapple juice.
Or, for a healthier version, you can make a piña smoothie by blending fresh pineapple, coconut milk, and ice.
If you’re looking for something a little more festive, you can mix sparkling water or lemon-lime soda with pineapple juice and cream of coconut.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, and you’ve got a delicious and refreshing mocktail!
How to make a non alcoholic cocktail?
There are many ways to make a non-alcoholic cocktail. One way is to mix together a variety of fruit juices, soft drinks, and syrups. Another way is to make a virgin version of a popular cocktail.
Try a few of these other non-alcoholic drinks as well:
The Classic Virgin Mojito
- 1.5 oz club soda
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2-3 mint leaves
- Combine the lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves in a glass.
- Muddle the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the club soda and stir.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
- 1 bottle of red grape juice
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 bottle of club soda
- In a large pitcher, combine the grape juice, sugar, and fruit slices.
- Let the mixture sit for at least an hour so the flavors can combine.
- Just before serving, add the club soda and stir.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup rum
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- If you like, garnish daiquiri with a fresh strawberry or a lime wedge.