Blend together pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice

Escape to an island getaway with our Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie recipe. Featuring the luscious combination of pineapple juice, creamy coconut, and icy refreshment, this smoothie is like a vacation in a glass. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun on the beach, or simply dreaming of warmer days ahead, this easy-to-make beverage is sure to transport you to a state of blissful relaxation.

Region and History

The Piña Colada, meaning “strained pineapple” in Spanish, is a classic tropical cocktail that originated in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. Traditionally made with pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and rum, the Piña Colada has become synonymous with leisurely vacations and beachside indulgence. Our Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie offers a non-alcoholic twist on this beloved beverage, allowing you to enjoy the refreshing flavors of the tropics any time, anywhere.


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Pineapple slices for garnish (optional)
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Chill the pineapple juice and cream of coconut in the refrigerator until cold.
    • Measure out the desired amount of ice cubes.
  2. Blend the Ingredients:
    • In a blender, combine the chilled pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice cubes.
  3. Blend until Smooth:
    • Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy, with no large chunks of ice remaining.
  4. Serve the Smoothie:
    • Pour the Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie into glasses.
    • Garnish each glass with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry, if desired.


Can I add rum to make this a traditional Piña Colada cocktail?

Yes, if you’d like to make a traditional alcoholic Piña Colada, you can add a splash of white rum to the blender before blending the ingredients. Adjust the amount of rum to suit your taste preferences.

What is cream of coconut, and where can I find it?

Cream of coconut is a sweetened coconut cream commonly used in tropical cocktails and desserts. It can usually be found in the cocktail mixers or baking aisle of most grocery stores.

Can I use coconut milk instead of cream of coconut?

While coconut milk can be used as a substitute for cream of coconut, it will result in a less sweet and creamy smoothie. If using coconut milk, you may want to add a sweetener such as honey or sugar to taste.

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator?

While it’s best to enjoy this smoothie fresh for optimal flavor and texture, you can prepare it in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a few hours before serving. Just be sure to give it a good stir or shake before serving to recombine any separated ingredients.


With its irresistible blend of pineapple juice, creamy coconut, and icy refreshment, our Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie is sure to transport you to a sunny island paradise with every sip. Whether you’re sipping it poolside, enjoying a backyard barbecue, or simply unwinding after a long day, this delicious smoothie is guaranteed to bring a taste of the tropics to your day. So close your eyes, take a sip, and let the flavors of the islands whisk you away to a state of pure relaxation. Cheers!

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