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Bring the island vibes to your place with this fun and fruity piña colada cocktail! It’s the perfect summer drink to serve on balmy days and nights.

  • Serves4
  • Prep time5 minutes
Pina colada

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) pineapple juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
  • 1 cup (250ml) Malibu coconut rum
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Fresh pineapple slices, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1261kJ/302 Cals (14%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 15g (21%), Sat Fat: 12g (50%), Carb: 23g (7%), Sugar: 23g (26%), Dietary Fibre: 0.1g (0%), Sodium: 11mg (1%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.

Method

  1. Step 1

    Place the pineapple juice, coconut cream, rum, lime juice and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly among serving glasses and garnish with pineapple slices.

Recipe tip

COOK. STORE. SAVE.

Use it up: Leftover fresh pineapple slices can be added to savoury dishes, like this chargrilled chicken salad, served in pork tacos or used in this piña colada upside down cake.

For a twist, try a raspberry colada: Add 1/2 cup frozen raspberries to the blender and blend until smooth. Top with extra coconut milk to drizzle. Serve with raspberries.

Piña colada: The ultimate summer cocktail

Cheers to the weekend with a glass or two of this homemade piña colada recipe. Bring the bar to your kitchen and serve up this fun and fruity pineapple cocktail at your adults-only soiree, summer barbecue or Friday night drinks. You’ll get a taste of the tropics, thanks to the sweet and creamy blend of pineapple juice, coconut cream, coconut rum and a splash of lime juice. 

While the piña colada origin is Puerto Rico, there have been disputes as to who was the first true inventor of this pineapple cocktail. However, it is considered the country’s national drink made from simple Caribbean ingredients, and is reminiscent of warm evenings on the beach, basking in the sun and letting go. 

Choosing the best piña colada ingredients

To make this simple piña colada cocktail at home, you’ll need a few essential ingredients, including pineapple juice, coconut cream and Malibu coconut rum.

When selecting the best ingredients for piña coladas, we recommend using store-bought pineapple juice for a smooth and silky drink. You do have the option to juice your pineapples, however, this can result in a thicker consistency due to the fibres of the fruit. 

You’ll also need coconut cream, which has a lusciously thick and creamy texture with a slightly buttery flavour. Choose cream over coconut milk as coconut milk has the consistency of regular dairy milk. Cream of coconut is also commonly used in classic piña colada cocktails. It has a similar texture to condensed milk as it is thick and syrupy. Finally, choose Malibu coconut rum as the best rum for piña colada to enhance the coconutty flavours of the coconut cream and to bring the whole drink together. 

For the piña colada garnish, choose fresh-looking pineapple with a firm and sturdy shell that slightly gives when squeezed. Looking for other cocktails with pineapple juice to get the party started? Try this irresistible passionfruit and coconut punch, refreshing mint pineapple crush or step up your cocktail game with our tropical passionfruit rum spritz.  

How to make a piña colada

When it comes to serving Malibu piña colada at home, use fun cocktail stirrers, paper straws and novelty mini umbrellas. You can also add maraschino cherries, coconut shavings, dried pineapple or the green leaves of the pineapple. 

Piña colada glasses, also known as “poco grande” glasses, are the perfect option for serving this fruity cocktail at home. It features a big-bowled glass with a fluted shape and a stem. If you want to make piña coladas in large batches for parties, pour the pineapple rum cocktail into a large jug or pitcher and let guests help themselves. Don’t forget to lay out all the garnishes for that extra-special touch. 

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Piña Colada

Piña Colada
  • Serves4
  • Prep time5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) pineapple juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
  • 1 cup (250ml) Malibu coconut rum
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Fresh pineapple slices, to serve
    Description

    Bring the island vibes to your place with this fun and fruity piña colada cocktail! It’s the perfect summer drink to serve on balmy days and nights.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Place the pineapple juice, coconut cream, rum, lime juice and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly among serving glasses and garnish with pineapple slices.