Non-alcoholic Piña Colada recipe

Delicious Non-Alcoholic Piña Colada Recipe

By Timo Torner / Last updated on November 2, 2022 

Making a non-alcoholic Piña Colada can be as easy as blending pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and crushed ice. But this recipe is better than that.

A non-alcoholic Piña Colada is a great summer drink for the whole family. It's rich, sweet, fruity, and delightfully creamy. I am sure you will want to drink more than just one. -Same applies to the regular recipe.

The recipes you can find for making an alcohol-free Piña Colada are often a bit lackluster. Most throw together coconut milk, canned or frozen pineapple, store-bought juice, and some ice cubes. That is far from what I call a great mocktail recipe.

If you want a proper take on the original Piña Colada, you've come to the right place. We'll treat this alcohol-free drink with the same love and respect as the alcoholic version.

So, let's make this Virgin Piña Colada the best way we can.

Choosing The Right Ingredients

A perfect Piña Colada is full of coconut and pineapple flavors enriched by Rum and balanced with just a bit of lime juice. For the best result, I alter the Mocktail version of this tropical drink slightly.

We keep the core and will replace the Rum part of the drink. That means you need (homemade) cream of coconut, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, some pineapple chunks, and ice cubes.

To imitate the taste of Rum in our non-alcoholic drink, we're using a combination of a non-alcoholic Rum alternative and a bit of rich Demerara syrup (2:1 sugar to water ratio).

The best Rum alternative I found for this case is from Lyre's goes by the name of Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit. It's not 100% perfect, but it is the best Rum replacement for a Virgin Piña Colada. -Especially when you combine it with a bit of rich Demerara syrup.

How to make it

There's always a discussion about how to make a Piña Colada. Some argue that blended versions are just a lazy way to do it, that you should always shake a Piña Colada.

Others suggest blending the drink as this is the traditional way to prepare it. And actually, the latter is correct; it is the traditional way. Apart from the superior taste and consistency, this is one more reason we also prefer the blended version. -

A nice side effect of this is making it becomes much easier and quicker.

Non-alcoholic Piña Colada recipe

Non-Alcoholic Piña Colada

An alcohol-free version of the tropical cocktail classic.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: mocktail, non-alcoholic
Servings: 1
Calories: 412kcal
Cost: $3.50

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Lyre's Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit (or your favorite Rum alternative)
  • 1.5 oz Cream of coconut
  • 1.5 oz Fresh pineapple juice
  • 0.5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz Rich Demerara syrup (2:1 ratio of Demerara sugar to water)
  • 0.5 cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 0.5 cup Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add the frozen pineapple chunks and ice cubes first and blend until the chunks are half to quarter the size.
    0.5 cup Ice cubes, 0.5 cup Frozen Pineapple
  • Add Lyre's, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, Demerara syrup, and lime juice.
    1.5 oz Lyre's Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit, 1.5 oz Cream of coconut, 1.5 oz Fresh pineapple juice, 0.5 oz Fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz Rich Demerara syrup
  • Blend until well mixed and creamy.
  • Strain the Mocktail into a Hurricane glass (or pinapple shell) and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Nutrition

Serving: 10oz | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.6g | Protein: 0.55g | Fat: 20.1g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 2.5mg | Potassium: 224.5mg | Sugar: 60.45g | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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