Pina Colada Recipe With Malibu Rum

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Summer weather calls for a creamy Pina Colada by the pool. There’s no better way to relax and enjoy the topical weather. Here is a fantastic and easy recipe to make a classic Pina Colada.

This isn’t a difficult cocktail to make, but it does require a few ingredients that you may not have on hand. Be prepared by adding these ingredients to your shopping list so you have them when you’re ready.

» If you love Pina Coladas, why not try one (or all) of these delicious Hawaiian cocktails or other tropical cocktails that you can make at home.

Pina Colada Ingredients:

Malibu rum is the brand that I use. I’ve tried other coconut rums before and they have a more manufactured taste. It’s my preference to stick with Malibu.

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For the coconut milk, it’s the kind in the can. It has a creamy thickness to it that coconut milk in a carton (drinking coconut milk) just can’t match. It’s also super easy to find, so you don’t have to go searching everywhere for cream of coconut.

If you like your Pina Colada to be a bit chunky, you can use fresh pineapple instead of juice. It’ll be a smoother blend with juice.

If you have leftover pineapple or pineapple juice, you should definitely use it to make these Pineapple Rum Runners or these Pineapple Rum Slushes. So good!

Tools to Make a Pina Colada

There really aren’t a lot of tool necessary. One thing you absolutely need is a good blender with the ability to really chop the ice. This will lead to the smoothest frozen pina colada.

I recommend the Ninja countertop blender. It’s a 1000-watt blender that can destroy ice with its 6 blades. It’s a professional grade blender for just around $80. Such a good investment, especially if you make a lot of frozen cocktails and smoothies.

I also think you need hurricane glasses to serve your Pina Coladas in. This will elevate the cocktail experience to a truly authentic level. I can imagine it now. Feels like summer.

That’s all you need to make the perfect Pina Colada. Just blend up all the ingredients, poor it into your hurricane glass, top it with a tropical umbrella and you’re good to go.

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pina colada recipe
Yield: 2 cocktails

Classic Pina Colada

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Pina Colada is the perfect summer cocktail with its tropical pineapple and coconut flavors.


  • 8 oz pineapple juice or chopped fresh pineapple
  • 6 oz Malibu coconut rum
  • 3 oz coconut milk (shake the can before opening)
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 cups ice cubes


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a hurricane or tulip glass. Garnish with fresh pineapple.


  • Be sure to shake the can of coconut milk before opening it, to reincorporate into consistent coconut milk. If you just take the coconut cream from the top of the can, it will make the drink too oily.

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Nutrition Information:


2 cocktails

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 323Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g

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