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Virgin Piña Colada Recipe

Fine-Dining-Tested, Celebrity-Approved: My Pina Colada

I was a waitress at one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. I met many celebrities; Bill Gates, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Susan Somers, Russell Brand, world leaders, famous entrepreneurs, etc. Each hotel room cost on average $2,500 a night and with gratuity, dinning, room service etc. it ended up being about $4,000 a night per couple. Some rooms were over $5,000 a night!

I mainly served food and our bar tender made the drinks. Sometimes during the day or nights she wasn’t there I’d have orders that I’d need to make. Many times I had to make the guests either a virgin or a regular Piña Colada. Whenever I did I either got a compliment like, “That is the BEST Piña Colada I have ever tasted!” or they would simply order another and the next day another and the next day another. They never seemed to be able to get enough of it.

How did I craft this recipe? It all started at a local small restaurant in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico called El Pirate. The first time dining there the Piña Colada I ordered was to die for. I watched as they made it. The next day I couldn’t wait to have it again so I ordered another. I watched as a different server made it. I noticed that the server making it was using different ingredients and ratios than the one the day before. The results were disappointing. The next day (yes I was a little stuck on El Pirate) and I tried again. It was a different server so again we left a little disappointed in our Piña Colada. As a result, I came away with a few tips on how to make a great and not so great virgin Piña Colada.

When we got home we kept talking about that ‘Amazing Piña Colada’. So to satisfy our cravings I set out trying to make it. One day I struck gold and I was more than a little excited to finally taste an amazing Piña Colada again. It was pretty much just like the first one that started this quest at El Pirate.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we and others I’ve made it for have!

It takes 10-15 minutes

Serves 2-4 people (depending on the size of glass)

Fine-Dining-Tested, Celebrity-Approved: My Pina Colada

Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cup medium sized chopped chunks of Ripe Pineapple
1 1/2 Tablespoon Orange Juice concentrate (secret ingredient)
1/2 can or 3/4 Cup Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut (this can usually be found in the Hispanic food or drink isles at the grocery store or here)
Ice

Fine-Dining-Tested, Celebrity-Approved: My Pina Colada

1- VERY IMPORTANT. First you need to pour the whole can of the Coco Lopez into a bowl and mix it with a spoon because the coconut oil and other ingredients separate.

2-Put the first 3 items in a blender. Then fill the blender up with ice (3/4 full). Blend well.

3- TASTE TEST depending on taste preferences and how much ice you put in it, it may be too rich or even possibly taste a little diluted. If it is too rich add another cup of ice and blend again. If it is diluted add another chunk of pineapple and a Tablespoon of Coco Lopez and blend again. Filling the ice about 3/4 full usually works great for a standard size blender.

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Fine-Dining-Tested, Celebrity-Approved: My Pina Colada

4- Enjoy! This seriously is the best Piña Colada I and many other celebrities have ever had!

Fine-Dining-Tested, Celebrity-Approved: My Pina Colada

Virgin Piña Colada Recipe
 
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This seriously is the best Piña Colada I and many other celebrities have ever had!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1½ Cup medium sized chopped chunks of Ripe Pineapple
  • 1½ Tablespoon Orange Juice concentrate (secret ingredient)
  • ½ can or ¾ Cup Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut (this can usually be found in the Hispanic food or drink isles at the grocery store or here)
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. VERY IMPORTANT. First you need to pour the whole can of the Coco Lopez into a bowl and mix it with a spoon because the coconut oil and other ingredients separate.
  2. Put the first 3 items in a blender. Then fill the blender up with ice (3/4 full). Blend well.
  3. TASTE TEST depending on taste preferences and how much ice you put in it, it may be too rich or even possibly taste a little diluted. If it is too rich add another cup of ice and blend again. If it is diluted add another chunk of pineapple and a Tablespoon of Coco Lopez and blend again. Filling the ice about ¾ full usually works great for a standard size blender.

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25 Responses to Virgin Piña Colada Recipe

  1. Janie says:

    WHere is the RUM??

    • Anita Fowler says:

      Janie- Haha I am a member of the LDS chruch and we don’t drink alcohol. That’s why I didn’t add any. :D… I knew someone would ask that! lol.
      Thanks for the comment.
      -Anita

  2. Amie says:

    I’m LDS too. I have been looking for a good piña colada! I’m making this tomorrow. Thanks for doing all the hard work for me!

  3. Laura says:

    Where do you find oj concentrate?

  4. Pati Gulat says:

    YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMY !!!! This looks fantastic !

  5. jeanne says:

    made it-fantastic!! would never have thought to put the orange juice in it-really makes a difference! will be the hit of our family florida vacation this summer!! must remember to pack blender!! Thanks!

  6. Kristin says:

    I LOVE piña coladas… but I’m breast feeding right now and don’t want to drink alcohol, so I can’t wait to try this!! Yum!!

  7. Lisa Meyers says:

    Add 1 1/2 ounces of rum per serving. That’s the standard for a pina colada. If this serves 4, the 6 ounces of rum per blender.

  8. Nicole says:

    Seriously so good! We’re lds too and have been looking for a good pina colada recipe and this is seriously the best my husband and I have ever had!

  9. Cassandra Syp. says:

    Do you soften the orange juice concentrate a little or just leave it frozen?

    • Anita Fowler says:

      Cassandra- either way will work. Mine is usually a soft frozen… I hope that makes since… as long as you blend it really well it shouldn’t matter. Great Question though.

  10. Beth says:

    This looks so good! I plan to try it this weekend, but our Walmart didn’t have the cream of coconut, only the canned coconut milk–is this the same thing? Where else should I look?

    • Anita Fowler says:

      Beth they should have it. I’ve seen it in every store I’ve been in. It is either in the alcholic mixer area or the Hispanic food area. I’m sorry you couldn’t find it. Coconut milk is NOT the same thing. I’m sorry! This is Cream of coconut.

  11. Emilee says:

    Is the Coco Creme supposed to be semi solid when you first open it? Ours seems to be.

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  14. Lisa says:

    Drank this while pregnant, by our pool, AMAZING! Will be making these again for the memorial day weekend, have several nondrinkers coming, this is the perfect recipe!

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