This simple virgin strawberry colada is my go-to cocktail in the warmer months. So I'm sharing it with you in preparation for those warmer times! The strawberry colada recipe is the perfect combination of coconut, strawberries, and pineapple that anyone can enjoy! Then, top it with fresh berries or pineapple pieces and it's the perfect drink for any occasion.
About this Recipe:
This frozen cocktail is a summer delicacy served around the world. It can be made with or without alcohol and enjoyed by people of all ages. It only has five simple ingredients that need to be blended up. So if you enjoy non-alcoholic drinks but want the taste of fresh pineapples, this recipe is for you. Take a look at my favorite ways to enjoy this perfectly blended beverage.
Why this Recipe Works?
Perfect for summer: This simple strawberry colada recipe is a simple one to have on hand for warm days. It's the ideal way to cool down when the temperatures heat up outside. Love coffee? Try this Cold Coffee recipe!
Tastes amazing: The refreshing flavors are perfect any time of year if you crave coconut and pineapple. Enjoy it in a hurricane glass or frosted mug for optimal flavor and freshness.
Cream of coconut: This sweet syrup is made from sugar and coconut milk. It's one of the critical ingredients in strawberry pina Coladas and essential to this recipe for flavor. You can easily substitute coconut cream in its place if needed.
Canned pineapple: I use the canned pineapple that comes in rings, but the chunks work just as well.
Pineapple juice: Feel free to purchase or use the juice from the pineapple can. Both work very well, depending on the consistency you want.
How to Make It
Blend your ingredients: First, place all of the ingredients into a blender. Then, blend them until smooth. Add a bit more pineapple juice, if the colada is too thick. Add more strawberries if you need to thicken the smoothie.
Pour and serve: Finally, pour your mixture into chilled serving glasses and top them with fresh strawberries. I like to chop mine up into smaller pieces on hot summer days. Add a cocktail umbrella for more summer fun for your kids.
Helpful Tips / Success Tips
Use frozen strawberries: Adding ice cubes to this mixture will take away from the refreshing combination of natural tropical coconuts. Instead, use frozen fruit (especially strawberries) as ice. It will make the strawberry colada smoothie taste so much better.
High-powered blender: Make sure you have a blender that works well enough to chop up the frozen ingredients. A poor-functioning blender with result in a frustrating smoothie experience.
Top with a slice of strawberry: Add the finishing touches with fresh fruit to make it aesthetically pleasing and better tasting.
Chill your glasses: Use chilled mugs or glasses to keep your mixture cold longer. Place them in the freezer overnight to cool.
A pina colada or strawberry colada tastes like a perfect mixture of pineapple and coconut with a hint of strawberry. Coladas use many different fruits, but this one uses strawberries, coconut, and pineapple.
The Spanish term "Pina Colada" means "strained pineapple" and refers to the freshly strained and pressed pineapple commonly used to make this drink. While this recipe doesn't call for strained pineapple, you can easily make pineapple juice by squeezing a fresh one.
Pair with delicious meals year-round: You will love Shish Tawook and Chinese Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings. The smoothie will be the perfect drink to refresh your tastebuds after these flavorful meals.
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Try these refreshing recipes as the weather warms up! You will love them.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup cream of coconut
- 1-2 rings of canned pineapple
- ½ cup pineapple juice from the canned pineapple
- 1-2 teaspoons sugar
- Place all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little bit more pineapple juice if the colada is too thick.
- Pour into chilled serving glasses, and top with freshly chopped strawberries.