Non-alcoholic Pina Colada or Virgin Pina Colada is a deliciously creamy, and refreshing Puerto Rican drink made with Pineapple and coconut milk. A must-try tropical drink this summer.
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What's Pina Colada?
Pina Colada is a tropical drink invented by a Bartender at Caribe Hilton in 1954 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1978 it got declared as the official drink of Puerto Rico.
The literal meaning of Pina Colada is strained Pineapple.
The original recipe uses rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. Even the ratio of these ingredients was fixed. However, with time different versions and ratios started getting used in the recipe. A lot of people now use coconut milk instead of coconut cream. You too can adjust it as per your taste preference.
The popularity of this drink can be guessed from the fact that the 10th of July is celebrated as the National Pina Colada Day in the US.
Virgin Pina Colada
The alcohol-free version of Pina Colada is called Virgin Pina Colada. So, even if you don't consume alcohol or avoiding it for some time, you can still enjoy the virgin version of this drink. Since there is no alcohol in it, kids can enjoy it too.
It's a perfect drink for your summer parties.
Quick and easy summer drink recipes
If you are looking for more quick, easy, and refreshing summer drink recipes, don't miss checking the following links:
And, if you want to try another very easy Puerto Rican dish then do try this Puerto Rican Tembleque recipe. It's a delicious vegan dessert made with just 5 ingredients (including sugar and salt).
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Non-alcoholic Pina Colada
- 1.5 cups pineapple chunks fresh, frozen or canned all are fine
- 1 cup pineapple juice without artificial sweetener
- 2 cups coconut milk unsweetened
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar optional, adjust as per taste
- 1/4 cup ice cubes
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend.
- Pour into glasses. Garnish with pineapple chunks and enjoy!