All Natural Piña Coladas (Paleo)

grain-free, dairy-free

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I moved to Florida recently ( which is where I grew up) and being here has made me crave some of my Florida favorites: grilled mahi-mahi, key lime pie, and piña coladas.

These cravings lead me to the realize that it is impossible to find all natural, non-processed piña coladas! And that if I want a healthier piña colada in my life, I have to take matters into my own hands. Which resulted in this incredibly rich, creamy and satisfying All Natural Piña Coladas recipe. It makes the best piña coladas that I’ve ever had, and it only takes 5 minutes to put together!

Oh and all the ingredients in this recipe are Paleo and Clean– except for the rum, which is optional! (kind of) 🙂

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I have great memories of making virgin piña coladas with my dad in the summer time. We would grab large amounts of ice and a can of Coco Lopez and mix it all together in the blender.

I remember running around the house laughing and trying to escape the loud sound of the blender… and then enjoying a delicious glass of a creamy coconut and pineapple flavored frozen piña colada.

I told my husband about those fun memories and how Florida reminded me of them.

Well, speaking about piña coladas made us both in the mood for a some! So we went to a tiki bar and ordered one.

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I eagerly took and sip and EWW. It tasted like chemicals! It almost tasted like suntan lotion? But with a hint of gasoline. haha

There was NO WAY this could be good for you. And not only did it taste bad, but my husband turned bright red, which is our sign that something processed is in the food.

( sidenote: my husband has an auto-immune disease and so we find that him turning red is our barometer for what foods to stay away from)

Needless to say, we didn’t drink these. So on our way home I told him, lets pick up a can of Coco Lopez and make our own.

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We stopped at the grocery store and when I checked the label I was grossed out again! haha

The ingredients in a can of Coco Lopez are: COCONUT MILK, SUGAR, WATER, POLYSORBATE 60, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, SALT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATE, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES (EMULSIFIERS), CITRIC ACID, GUAR GUM, and LOCUST BEAN GUM.

UM no thank you.

So we didn’t buy any because, again, there is NO way this is good for you.

I ended up buying some all natural pineapple juice, frozen pineapple, and coconut cream and got to testing homemade recipes in the kitchen.

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Quick tip: make sure the pineapple juice is made of 100% juice and that the ingredient list is only “organic pineapple juice”. I found a great juice from a company called Lakewood Organic at my local grocery store.

It’s sooo good. I almost wanted to drink the whole jug upon trying it, but I had to save it for these All Natural Piña Coladas.

Also: make sure to use canned coconut cream without any preservatives. Even if the can says “all natural” or “organic”, it’s not enough. At least for the flavor. The absolute best tasting coconut cream is Savoy and there is only coconut and water inside of it.

For a recipe that is so reliant on coconut cream for it’s flavor, I think it’s really key to have a delicious tasting one. Savoy is the best. ( sorry for repeating this so often! but it makes a big difference in taste and texture )

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Anyways, after a bit of testing and tasting, I came up with this All Natural Piña Colada recipe and it is so incredibly creamy and delicious that I had to share is ASAP.

Literally all the ingredients in this recipe are Paleo and clean except for the rum. And that ingredient is optional. But when everything else in the recipe is natural, it makes adding a bit of rum not so bad.

Feel free to make yours virgin to keep them totally Paleo or add the rum of your choice.

I like the added kick of the rum, but I love virgin Piña Coladas just as much.

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Honestly, these All Natural Piña Coladas are SO simple– everything is done in less than 5 minutes– but so delicious!

( you do need to put the canned coconut in the freezer for at least 3 hours, so keep that in mind)

I know this may be a big statement, and I mentioned it earlier, but these piña coladas are the most delicious ones that I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a few other people say the same thing!

I’ve found that the more natural a recipe, the more delicious, and this certainly is the case here!

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All Natural Pina Coladas
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Everything but the rum in this recipe is Paleo. Enjoy a healthier, all natural version of Pina Coladas, without the processed chemicals found in pre-made mixes.

Course: Drinks
Servings: 4 people
Author: Dominique Fasano | Perchance To Cook
Ingredients
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (organic and pure pineapple juice) ( I used Lakewood Organic)
  • 1 can coconut cream ( use one without preservatives for the best flavor, Savoy is my favorite)
  • 3/4 cup rum I used Bacardi Gold
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Put the coconut cream into the freezer for 3 hours.

  2. Put all of your ingredients into a blender: the ice, pineapple juice, coconut cream, rum, frozen pineapple and maple syrup. 

  3. (To get the coconut cream out of the can, run some warm water on the outside of the can, it should slip out easily into the blender.)

  4. Blend until you have your desired consistency.

  5. This recipe yields 6 cups, or 48 ounces of piña coladas.

Recipe Notes

Note: omit rum to keep the recipe 100% Paleo

 

25 comments

  1. These look yummy! A much healthier version of a Pina colada too.

  2. I was hungry…now I am starving lol This is a fantastic recipe! I Have missed all things Pina Coladas. you can bet I will be using this. Can’t wait to try. Thank you!!

    1. Yay, I’m super happy to hear it. Please let me know if you try it! 🙂

  3. My boyfriend was just asking yesterday how to make pina coladas! So glad I found this recipe to try!

    1. Perfect timing!! Let me know how it goes. 🙂 🙂

  4. Thank you for the recipe, I don’t like premixed things either, handmade is so much better!

    1. Right? I like knowing exactly what is going into my body. 🙂

    2. PS. I LOVE your name. I’ve told every friend and family member I have that Delphine is my favorite name ever. 🙂 🙂

  5. I don’t drink, but love all the flavours of Pina colada; so I’m so happy you can make these virgin too! I will definitely be making these, love that they are all natural!

    1. Wonderful, yes these taste great without alcohol as well. 🙂

  6. Love pina coladas! Always reminds me of a Caribbean vacation. Since we’re not going this year, this will do! Can’t wait to try it out. Love how you made it all-natural. I’m afraid of all those stuff in processed food that I can’t pronounce.

    1. Me too!! Processed ingredients and chemicals freak me out. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  7. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. These are so happening this summer! I love how simple they are.

    1. 🙂 🙂 They need to! I’ve already made these twice.

  8. So excited I have an option for my paleo hubby and I so enjoy this!

    1. Yay, please let me know how you guys like it!

  9. Yummo! This looks really good – I’m ready for Friday and this would be a nice way to start it off.

    1. I’m ready for Friday as well! haha Definitely perfect to start the weekend.

  10. I can’t hear the words Pina Colada without singing the song in my head. Yummy and I love that it’s all natural.. Pinned!

  11. I love finding healthy versions of my favorite food and beverages too. These Pina Coladas look fabulous. I will definitely be making a batch very soon!

    1. Let me know how they turn out, I’ve been making these on the regular 🙂

  12. This sounds so refreshing right now, and easy to make. Thanks for sharing, I’ll be drinking one of these very soon 🙂

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