If you’re looking for a flavorful and delicious frozen cocktail that whips up in minutes, look no further than these easy pina colada recipes! From the classic pina colada you know and love to more unique flavors like basil, cherry, and lychee, these frozen pina coladas are beyond easy to make and make any summertime occasion that much more fun and festive!
There’s nothing better when it’s hot outside than a fruity frozen cocktail. That’s where these wildly delicious frozen pina coladas come into play!
The pina colada is truly the ultimate summertime beach drink, and my go-to “treat yo’self!” cocktail when it’s hot outside. It checks all of my boxes: it’s indulgent, tropical, usually only requires a blender to make, and whips up in mere minutes. Originally, the pina colada was made with light rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. Nowadays though, you’ll find endless fun variations on the pina colada with all types of different flavors!
These frozen pina colada recipes are my all-time favorites that I always come back to, and they all feature a range of different flavors and ingredients. So there’s a wide variety to choose from, and I’m confident anyone can find their perfect frozen pina colada in this roundup! Also, I’m lazy and all about simple recipes that take no time to make (especially when I’m on a vacation), so they’re all super easy to make as a bonus 🙂
More tropical, summery cocktails
The second I switch my AC from heating to cooling, I immediately start thinking about all the refreshing, summery cocktails I can make to cool me down and keep me sane in the North Carolina heat. If you’re anything like me, here’s some more easy tropical cocktails to try!
- Love rum drinks? Try the classic Mai Tai! It’s the quintessential tropical drink that’s tangy, refreshing, and a great way to showcase nice bottles of rum.
- If you’re looking for a tropical gin drink, check out the Saturn cocktail! This frozen cocktail sets itself apart from other cocktails in the tropical cannon by using a gin base, and it’s seriously tasty.
- For more frozen cocktails, try these frozen vodka cocktails or frozen margaritas!
16 Easy Frozen Pina Colada Recipes For Summer
If you like pina coladas and not having to work too hard to make them, you need to try these easy frozen pina colada recipes! They're all refreshing and delicious, making them perfect for summer vacation or anytime it's hot outside and you're craving an easy frozen cocktail.
Easy Frozen Pina Colada Recipe
It only makes sense to kick off with the recipe that started it all! Nothing really beats a classic pina colada, and this one couldn't be easier to make. It's creamy, fruity, and has a lush, velvety smooth texture. So if you're looking for a classic pina colada recipe, try this one and thank me later!
Ingredients: white rum, frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, ice, pineapple slice (garnish), cherry (garnish)
Easy Strawberry Colada with Malibu
If you love strawberries, then this pina colada is for you! It uses coconut rum along with white rum for extra sweetness and coconut flavor, which makes it taste even more tropical. Sign me up for two, please!
Ingredients: light rum, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, coconut rum, coconut milk
Healthy Peach Pina Colada
You'd never know this creamy, decadent pina colada is actually pretty healthy! It's ideal for whenever you want a lighter pina colada that won't weigh you down or make you have a sugar crash. I love it because you can have a few of them without getting uncomfortably full, which makes it perfect for the beach! The peach flavor also makes it even more summery and festive, and all you have to do to make it is throw the ingredients in a blender.
Ingredients: light rum, frozen peach, frozen pineapple, coconut water, coconut cream, coconut nectar
Watermelon Pina Colada
This pina colada packs so much flavor but only takes four ingredients to make it! Fresh watermelon is one of the best summer treats, and you use a whopping 4 cups of it in this recipe. It's pretty in pink and perfect if you need a big batch cocktail for a crowd or to use up some leftover watermelon!
Ingredients: light rum, frozen watermelon, frozen pineapple, cream of coconut
3-Ingredient Pina Colada
This 3-ingredient pina colada proves dreams do come true! It follows the classic pina colada recipe pretty closely, and might just be the easiest pina colada recipe out there. It's another one that's great if you need a super simple frozen cocktail for a summertime party!
Ingredients: light rum, frozen pineapple, coconut milk
Double Rum Pina Colada
The only thing that can make a pina colada better is adding even more rum! This recipe sticks with the original pina colada flavors of pineapple and coconut milk, but adds in a dark rum float on top. The float elevates the visual presentation of the drink, plus it adds an extra boozy kick to every sip.
Ingredients: light rum, dark rum, frozen pineapple, milk, cream of coconut, lime juice, ice
Easy Frozen Mango Pina Colada Recipe
I love this recipe for a few reasons: it's a gorgeous, vivid yellow-orange color that reminds me of a beach sunset, it uses mango as the primary ingredient, and it takes about two seconds to make! It's fruity, tart, and will make you feel like you're lounging on a tropical island in no time.
Ingredients: light rum, frozen mango, mango juice, coconut cream, lime juice
Frozen Banana Colada
This banana pina colada is seriously a tropical vacation in a glass. It uses banana rum for extra banana flavor and a full ripe banana to make it extra creamy. If you need a cocktail that screams summertime, this one is absolute perfection!
Ingredients: banana rum, banana, cream of coconut, pineapple, ice
Blue Pina Colada Recipe
This pina colada gets its bright blue hue from blue curacao, which is a liqueur made with dried orange peels and blue food coloring. So it tastes just like an orange liqueur, such as triple sec, but makes this drink look like a tropical lagoon. It's absolutely stunning in a glass and tastes just as good as it looks!
Ingredients: light rum, blue curacao, canned pineapple, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, ice
Key Lime Colada
This pina colada is basically a key lime pie in a glass! It leaves out the pineapple you see in most pina colada recipes, and instead uses real key lime juice to give it a fruity, tangy flavor. The thing that pushes it to the next level for me is the graham cracker rim, which really does make it feel like you're having a slice of key lime pie!
Ingredients: dark rum, key lime juice, cream of coconut, graham cracker crumbs (for the rim), ice
Smooth Raspberry Pina Colada Recipe
Here's a recipe that proves a pina colada doesn't have to be complicated to be ridiculously tasty! It only calls for four ingredients, and the star ingredient is frozen raspberries, which give the drink a beautiful deep reddish pink color and make it perfectly fruity and tart.
Ingredients: light rum, frozen raspberries, pineapple juice, coconut milk
Basil Smash Pina Colada
I'll admit this recipe is a little more involved than most of the others on this list, but if you're a basil lover like me, it's SO worth it. To make it, you muddle basil and lime juice in a shaker and shake it up with two types of rum. Then you simply strain it into a blender with the non-alcohol ingredients and blend until it's silky smooth. The basil adds amazing aromatics and a slightly sweet earthy flavor that you'll obsess over if you're a basil fan!
Ingredients: light rum, dark rum, fresh basil, frozen pineapple, coconut cream, lime juice
Peppermint Pina Colada
I know a peppermint pina colada might sound strange, but believe me when I say it will blow your mind. This pina colada has all the tropical flavors you want from a colada, but with peppermint thrown into the mix. The result is a festive frozen cocktail that tastes like Christmas in the Caribbean!
Ingredients: light rum, peppermint schnapps, grenadine, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, ice, crushed candy cane (for the rim)
Cherry Pina Colada
Cherries are already one of the best beach snacks, so it only makes sense to put them in a pina colada! There are a lot of pina coladas with beautiful colors, but this one might just be my favorite ever. I love the shade of light lavender, which it gets from fresh pitted cherries and cherry syrup. It's frothy, creamy, and packed with both tropical and cherry flavors.
Ingredients: light rum, fresh cherries, cherry simple syrup, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, heavy cream, ice
Midori Colada Cocktail
If you're unfamiliar with Midori, it's a vibrant green liqueur that's tastes like sweet summer melons. In this recipe, it's paired with classic pina colada ingredients like coconut milk and pineapple. The tropical flavors and green color make this pina colada super versatile -- it's super fun for the holidays and St Patricks day, but also perfect for the summertime!
Ingredients: light rum, Midori melon liqueur, coconut milk, pineapple juice, lime juice, ice
Coconut Lychee Colada
You'd be hard pressed to find a more tropical flavor than lychee. The lychee fruit is sweet, juicy, a little bit floral, and essentially tastes like a more tropical strawberry. This recipe might sound intimidating since lychee can be hard to find, BUT it uses canned lychee, which you can find at any grocery store. The result is a tropical, fruity, and lightly floral pina colada that tastes so fresh you'd never know it uses canned fruit!
Ingredients: light rum, canned lychee in syrup, coconut milk, coconut water, ice