Few things please the palate during hot summer months like a tangy, sweetly tropical pina colada. But for those who aren’t of age or just don’t want the alcohol, a virgin pina colada is the ideal alternative. Grab your sunblock and a towel — and enjoy one of these refreshingly fruity alcohol-free cocktails by the pool.

Things You'll Need

Add coconut cream, ice, sugar and pineapple juice to your blender.

Blend the ingredients together on high until they’re smooth and free of ice chunks.

Check the consistency. If it’s too thin, add more ice; if it’s too icy, add more pineapple juice.

Cut out the inside of a pineapple so that the fruit is hollow.

Pour your virgin pina colada into the pineapple and garnish with a pineapple slice, maraschino cherry or orange slice for the ultimate summer drink.


  • Double the recipe if you’re sharing with friends.

  • For a sweeter drink, use pineapple syrup instead of pineapple juice.

  • Add an ounce and a half of crushed pineapple if you prefer stronger pineapple flavor.

  • Top your virgin pina colada with whipped cream and an umbrella to really impress your friends.