This Skinny Piña Colada recipe is made with frozen pineapple, coconut water and coconut rum. Serve frozen or on the rocks for an even lighter version.

During our Grand Cayman babymoon last month I drank quite a few (virgin) piña coladas and was quickly reminded how delicious they are. The combo of creamy coconut with pineapple is hard to beat… especially when you’re sitting on a beach with your toes in the sand.

That said, piña coladas can be pretty high in calories (usually over 500 cals a pop) and the store-bought mixes are loaded with added sugar, artificial flavors and preservatives.

Two skinny piña coladas in glass cups with blue polka dot paper straws.

Knowing all this, I decided to create a skinny piña colada recipe made with frozen pineapple chunks and coconut water. With a little experimenting I came up with two versions — one that you can serve over ice (on the rocks) and another that is frozen like a traditional piña colada.

Coconut Water Instead of Coconut Cream

I’m a big fan of using coconut water as a base for cocktails because it’s refreshing, hydrating and has electrolytes, which can help prevent a hangover. It’s great as a sub for coconut cream in this skinny piña colada recipe because you’re still getting that coconut flavor and a little natural sweetness without a ton of extra calories.

Ingredients for a skinny piña colada: frozen pineapple, coconut water and coconut rum.

How to Make a Skinny Piña Colada

For this recipe I’m sharing two different options based on how you like to serve your piña coladas. Both variations make 2 servings.

On the rocks:

If you’re looking to keep the calories low and don’t mind drinking a piña colada on the rocks, this option is for you! Just blend the frozen pineapple with the coconut water and coconut rum and serve the mixture over ice with a splash of sparkling water for a little fizz.

Nutrition: 129 cals, 0 grams of fat, 20 grams of sugar, 21 grams of carbs

Frozen:

If smooth and creamy, blended piña coladas are your jam, I recommend making the frozen version. For this one, just blend together the frozen pineapple with coconut water, rum and a frozen banana. The frozen banana makes the mixture extra smooth and creamy and adds a little bit of extra sweetness. Plus, it adds to the tropical flavor profile.

Nutrition: 177 cals, 0 grams of fat, 26 grams of sugar, 31 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber

Non-Alcoholic:

If you’re pregnant or just don’t want to have alcohol for whatever reason, you can easily make this a mocktail just by leaving out the rum. I made a non-alcoholic version the other week with just the frozen pineapple and coconut water. I served it over ice and it was just as delicious and refreshing!

Two skinny piña coladas in glass cups with blue polka dot paper straws.

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If you make this skinny piña colada, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Two skinny piña coladas in glass cups with blue polka dot paper straws.

Skinny Piña Colada


Description

This Skinny Piña Colada recipe with real pineapple, coconut water and coconut rum is made with only four ingredients. Serve frozen or on the rocks for a lighter version of this tropical cocktail. 


Ingredients

On the rocks:

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 10 ounces coconut water
  • 3 ounces coconut rum
  • splash of coconut sparkling water (optional)

Frozen

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 frozen banana, chopped into chunks
  • 10 ounces coconut water
  • 3 ounces coconut rum
  • splash of light rum
  • handful of ice

Instructions

On the rocks:

  1. Blend all ingredients except the sparkling water in a blender, pour into two glasses with crushed or cubed ice. Add a splash of coconut sparkling water and serve.

Frozen:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high powdered blender until smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 piña colada (on the rocks)
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: skinny piña colada

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    29 comments
    1. Alan
      October 13, 2020 AT 9:51 pm

      Amazing Cocktail… and also thank you for this recipe

    2. Willow
      July 11, 2020 AT 11:08 am

      This was delicious! So refreshing on a hot day, not sugary and sweet at all. Made my cocktail hour a little less guilty!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 13, 2020 AT 12:50 pm

        Woo-hoo! So glad you enjoyed this cocktail, Willow. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it!

    3. Emily
      July 5, 2019 AT 8:24 pm

      Yum! Also, so excited that you used Cruzan here, I’m from the Virgin Islands so it is obviously my favorite rum 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 9, 2019 AT 10:57 am

        Yes!! We went to St. Croix and St. John for our honeymoon and visited the factory. I seriously want to go back to the Virgin Islands soon!

    4. norsala
      August 21, 2013 AT 3:34 am

      I am a bartender and live in hawaii I make this drink all the time it is my all time favorite

    5. ashley @ cooking for john
      August 4, 2011 AT 7:55 pm

      oh my gosh- these look delicious! i love pina colada’s but avoid them at restaurants and bars because all that sugar makes me feel awful. can’t wait to try these! 🙂

    6. Serendipity
      August 1, 2011 AT 5:54 pm

      Looks delish! I will try making these sometime this month. Perhaps my birthday weekend? 😀

    7. natalie (the sweets life)
      August 1, 2011 AT 12:49 pm

      i’m a huge fan of coconut flavored drinks so i need to try one (or both!!) of these! 🙂

    8. BroccoliHut
      July 31, 2011 AT 1:45 pm

      After reading about the coconut La Croix on here a few weeks ago, I bought some for myself–loving it!

    9. Kris | iheartwellness.com
      July 31, 2011 AT 1:21 pm

      You are so stinking CUTE!! I love your pic 🙂 Girl, I could have used this last night when I was in desperate need of a drink 😉 xxoo

      1. Eating Bird Food
        July 31, 2011 AT 1:31 pm

        You’re a sweetheart Kris!

    10. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
      July 31, 2011 AT 12:43 pm

      Definitely trying this bad boy out at beach week this year, yummmm!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        July 31, 2011 AT 1:31 pm

        You will LOVE it!

    11. Gina @ running to the kitchen
      July 30, 2011 AT 11:45 pm

      I loved Tina’s recreation of that drink, these look delicious too!

    12. Katie
      July 30, 2011 AT 11:20 pm

      I think we need these for a hotel room party at HLS!! Ha! Looks good!!

    13. Pure2raw Twins
      July 30, 2011 AT 7:29 pm

      Can I have one? Or two? haha these look soooo good. Pina Colada’s are our moms favorite drink well after wine of course haha

      1. Eating Bird Food
        July 30, 2011 AT 7:36 pm

        Come on over. I still everything on hand to make more. 🙂

    14. Carey @ Positively Blonde
      July 30, 2011 AT 5:50 pm

      What a delicious idea!!! Yum!

    15. Nicole
      July 30, 2011 AT 11:10 am

      I love pina coladas! But I never get them because they are sooooo bad for you! I will definitely have to give these a whirl! Thanks!

    16. Melissa
      July 30, 2011 AT 10:49 am

      Um, YUM! I bet the creamy one would be awesome with coconut milk, too! I am 100% addicted to that stuff!

    17. Lynn
      July 30, 2011 AT 8:52 am

      Love coconut water! can’t wait to try these yummy cocktails! I also like to mix it with Applejack brandy and sparkling cider, very tasty!

    18. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
      July 30, 2011 AT 7:06 am

      woah these are like the perfect summer dranks girl 🙂 I love the creamy version, it sounds amazing!

    19. Lauren
      July 30, 2011 AT 6:28 am

      OMG this sounds delicious!!!

    20. Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco
      July 30, 2011 AT 4:50 am

      Okay, I’m dreaming about these drinks. I’ve always had a thing for virgin Pina Coladas, but I used to avoid them like the plague in fear of fatty ingredients. Thanks for such a great looking recipe!

    21. Marianne
      July 30, 2011 AT 2:58 am

      Sounds like a refreshing summer cocktail! You can never go wrong with coconut rum 😉

    22. amy @lovetotrain
      July 30, 2011 AT 1:45 am

      Hi! great webiste!! I discovered it from the tone it up girls. I love your rugelach recipe!! looking forward to having a look through all the great posts 🙂
      Amy

    23. Leianna
      July 29, 2011 AT 10:44 pm

      I want both of those right now! Thanks for making some awesome recipes. I just wish that coconut LaCroix would magically be in Iowa, I drool at your pictures all o the time and even made my mom in Minneapolis search every Target. No luck:(

    24. char @ char on a mission
      July 29, 2011 AT 10:43 pm

      Great creation! Looks delightfully refreshing 🙂

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