Banana Piña Colada is a cool & tropical virgin Piña Colada recipe w/ the addition of banana. Recipes for both mocktail and alcoholic versions here.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We spent the weekend before peeling through my Pinterest boards & making our final decisions on what we want to try to accomplish this summer as far as the house is concerned.
We ordered a bunch of stuff & this week most of it arrived. So this weekend we were knee-deep in projects – which I love.
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Building a new house is like starting off with a clean slate. I have more projects than we could reasonably accomplish in a year’s time. I’m completely overwhelming the hubs with thoughts, ideas & plans.
But you see – we were the first to build this model house on our street. We were the first house here.
Then the builder proceeded to add the same model every second or third house all the way up & down the street. If I had known that – I would have picked a different model.
I like to be different & now I’m going into overdrive to make my house stand out from the rest.
So anyhow…….at the end of our long days working on things I whipped up this Banana Piña Colada for us to enjoy. I just had to share it here with you all for the 2nd week of Mocktail Monday.
virgin pina colada recipe
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We were exhausted after all the things we were trying to cram into 2 short days. I absolutely can’t wait to share it all with you.
It’s going to be a great summer packed full of really cool stuff. Each year we will continue to work on the house to get it just right.
So many plans – now I just need to figure out how to extend our weekends. I see a whole lot more of these refreshing bevies to enjoy out in the yard once we are done.
Here are some commonly asked questions
What type of cream of coconut?
So, this isn’t going to be your usual coconut milk or coconut cream that you would use for healthy recipes. You want the cream of coconut that is sweetened & made for drink recipes.
Can I leave out the banana?
You sure can. Since the frozen banana acts like ice & helps to make this slushy, you will want to increase the ice to compensate for that.
What type of blender should I use?
Well, I highly recommend something with some power behind it. I really love my Ninja for this recipe.
What’s in a pina colada…
- frozen banana
- pineapple chunks with juice
- cream of coconut
- pineapple for garnish
- maraschino cherries for garnish
How can I make this an alcoholic version cocktail?
That is easy. Just add 2oz of rum to the blender when mixing this drink.
HOW DO YOU MAKE a Banana Piña Colada?
- Combine all ingredients except additional pineapple & cherry garnish in a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth & slushy.
- Pour into your favorite cocktail glass – I chose martini glasses for this one.
- Garnish with additional pineapple & cherry if desired.
- Enjoy immediately.
- *this makes enough for 3-4 servings in these martini glasses (obviously serving size depends on your chosen glass)
pina colada mocktail recipe
Can this recipe be doubled?
You bet! If you are making this for a party, doubling is always recommended.
What is the best way to store leftover pina coladas?
Well, since this is a frozen drink, I don’t advise trying to keep this for a long time. This recipe is best served immediately.
Products I love when making Banana Piña Coladas…
This Banana Piña Colada recipe is SUPER EASY and delicious – and if you’re like me, then you maybe already have some of these items on hand OR maybe you have never made a pina colada before, & you might be a bit nervous – but you’re going to love it. I have made a list below of the things I absolutely can’t live without when it comes to making this drink recipe.
If you love this Easy Banana Piña Colada recipe, you’re going to love these other drinks too. Please click each link below to find the easy, printable recipe!
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Banana Piña Colada - Virgin Pina Colada
- 1 frozen banana
- 8 ounces pineapple chunks with juice
- 3 ounces cream of coconut
- 2 cups ice
- *save out 3-6 chunks of pineapple for garnish
- 3 maraschino cherries for garnish
- 2 ounces rum optional
- Combine banana, pinapple chunks with juice, cream of coconut and ice - in the blender. Save out a couple of pieces of pineapple for garnish.
- Blend on high until smooth & slushy.
- Pour into your favorite cocktail glass. - (I chose martini glasses for this one.)
- Garnish with additional pineapple & cherry if desired. Enjoy immediately.
- **To make this alcholic, add rum during the blending process.