Piña colada

I had some store-bought Coconut-milk sitting in my refrigerator for god-knows-how-long, and I finally made up my mind to use it up today. I know the original Piña colada calls for white rum, however I decided not to use it in mine. So here’s some Virgin Piña colada. Hope you all are having a nice ‘n merry holiday season! 🙂


  • Pineapple – 1 no (large sized, cleaned)
  • Milk – 250 ml (or) 1/4 litre
  • Coconut Milk/Coconut Cream – 200 ml ( I used the one from ‘Dabur Hommade ‘)
  • Sugar – to taste
  • White Rum (optional) – 30 ml (for each glass to be served)


  • Clean the pineapple and blend in the mixer with adequate sugar.
  • Strain the juice and discard the fibrous pulp remaining in the strainer/filter. (I normally wouldn’t do this since I like to consume the fibre content in the fruit. However, in this case, we need a smooth puree of the pineapple for the drink).
  • Now, blend in the rum (if using), milk and coconut milk with the filtered pineapple juice at high speed, for a few seconds.
  • Pour into tall goblets, garnish with pineapple wedges on the side of the goblets, and serve chilled. Voila! 🙂

This one finds its way to Padmajha’s ‘No Cook’ Event.


8 responses to “Piña colada

  1. Look at that lovely bright yellow colored drink!!! Wonderful Madhuri… I always thought coconut flavor was important in pina coladas but never tried making one myself

  2. Wow Madhuri, this sounds sooo yumm!!! am a big fan of Pina Colada … 🙂 I will try this for sure 🙂 ………. good going gal

  3. Thank you for all the detail! Still yet another incredible recipe, this really is exactly why I return to your blog time and again!

  4. Hi Madhuri,
    I tried making Pina colada, I used Coconut milk powder dissolved in warm water instead of coconut milk. Prepared as you mentioned but the result came out bitter..plz help!!

    • Hi Shail,
      There could be 2-3 reasons why your Piña colada turned bitter –
      a) The Coconut milk powder was not very fresh.
      b) The pineapple you used may have been cut and kept for a long time before you made the juice/you may have run it in the mixer for too long/stirred too much while straining the pulp
      Did you happen to use rum? Let me know, Im sure we can figure this one out…with you all the way 🙂

  5. Yep.. the pineapple was 1/2-cut and kept in the fridge for 3 days.. and also I ran the pineapple pulp in the mixie for quite long.. however didn’t use rum..
    Next time I would strain the pulp and use the smooth puree..
    I love all your recipes.. they’re really creative and delicious.. My hubby liked ‘Instant guilt-free banana icecream’ very much..
    Thanks for helping me out..

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