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Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada: Recipes for Healthy Drinks with Coconut Water and Coconut Milk

Updated on August 20, 2012
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Non- Alcoholic Drinks for Hot Summer Days

Summer has arrived and it is time for cookouts, family reunions, and back yard fun. For these occasions, it isn't always practical to drink alcoholic drinks. Whether you are dieting, pregnant, or the designated driver, there are many non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy while partying or relaxing.

If you are health conscience, coconut milk and coconut water provide exceptional health and diet benefits from improvement in blood pressure and cardiovascular function to the burning of belly fat. Unlike soft drinks, caffeinated teas, and alcoholic beverages, these non- alcoholic drinks will not promote dehydration in hot summer months. These healthy drinks not only taste good, but can be incorporated into many recipes to make them good for you.

4 stars from 6 ratings of Non Alcoholic Pina Colada

Ingredients for Healthy Pina Colada

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk, or Coconut Cream Drink
  • 1/2 Cup Cream of Coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Rum Extract, (1/2 cup Rum if alcoholic)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Pineapple Chunks, (can use pineapple juice)
  • 4 Tablespoons White Sugar, Can use substitute like Splenda
  • 12 Large Ice Cubes
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Instructions

  1. Add coconut milk, pineapple juice, rum extract, sugar, and ice into a blender.
  2. Set blender on high to crush the ice. After crushed, set the blender on blend or low. Blend until smooth!
  3. Pour mixture into a festive glass. Garnish and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Makes two 8 ounce drinks
You can purchase amaretto syrup in the coffee isle. Comes in regular and sugar free.
You can purchase amaretto syrup in the coffee isle. Comes in regular and sugar free. | Source

Non-Alcoholic Amaretto Pina Colada Recipe

For a creamier desert like treat (and for those who don't like pineapple), the Amaretto Pina Colada Recipie is a great alternative.

1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

1/2 Cup Cream of Cocunut

2 Tablespoons of Half n' Half

1/4 Cup Amaretto Syrup

4 Tablespoons of White Sugar or 2 Tablespoons of Sugar Substitute

12 Large Ice Cubes

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high till smooth.

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Coconut Cola

For an exotic and healthy non- alcoholic beverage, a Coconut Cola is a great drink on a hot day.

1 Cup Coconut Milk

1 Cup Cola

1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice

Mix Well. Serve over ice with an umberella.

Coconut Melon Tango
Coconut Melon Tango

Coconut Melon Tango

Ingredients

2 Cups of Cantaloupe. Juiced on highest setting on blender to liquefy. Strain the liquid if you don't want the pulp in your drink.

2 Cups of Coconut Water

1 Teaspoon of Sugar of 1/2 Teaspoon of Sugar Substitute

1 Pinch of Pepper


Instructions

Combine all ingredients together in a pitcher of ice. Serve cold. Garnish with cantaloupe or mint sprig.

Cocojito- non alcoholic mojito made of coconut water.
Cocojito- non alcoholic mojito made of coconut water.

Coconut Water Cocojito

Ingredients


1/2 Cup Coconut Water (chilled)

10 Mint Leaves

3 oz. Rum Extract

2 Tablespoons of Fresh Lime Juice

Instructions

Crush mint leaves in the bottom of tall glass with a spoon. Pour lime juice into bottom of glass on top of the mint leaves. Fill with ice, rum extract, and coconut water. Garnish with additional mint leaves. Enjoy!

Health Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water and Milk

Coconut products have recently been revered for their health benefits including improvement to the skin, hair, and nails to increased function in vascular activity. Coconut products have been found to:

- Decrease Belly Fat

- Maintain blood glucose levels to a healthy level due to coconut's concentration of Manganese

- Builds strong bones because of its high Phosphorus content

- Naturally calm nerves and muscles due to its high Magnesium content

- And.. can even lower high blood pressure as it is a natural source of Potassium

One coconut has more protein than the average steak. People can benefit from eating its meat, oil, and drinking coconut milk. Coconut products are not "dairy" food so can be enjoyed by those with milk allergies or those who may be lactose intolerant.

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    • Melovy profile image

      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      I have a carton of coconut water in my fridge that I has been there for weeks. Now I know what to do with it. The Coconut Melon Tango is the one I will try first.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      All of these drinks sound great.

      Pinning and sharing.

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Awesome! I did not even know that coconut was good for getting rid of belly fat. I love coconut. I will start drinking these right away to try to get rid of mah belly before Chichen Itza in December.

      Have you given any thought to joining us?

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I need your cookbook! Soon, I am running out of paper to print all of these.

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      maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

      Great hub with detailed preparation details. Being a non alcoholic what i like about your hub that there are so many options of cocktails drinks available to us which you have beautifully shown in your hub. Coconut melon tago is looking so refreshing, i'm feeling thirsty now. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

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      Kim Lam 4 years ago from California

      Ohhh I'm going to be referring back to this hub soon. We're throwing a luau-themed party in a few weeks. Thanks Tammy. It's a beautiful hub too with great pictures!

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      KevinMillican 4 years ago from Stilwell, OK

      These look like fun drinks to make with my son when I have him! Thanks for sharing!

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      ccmorrow 4 years ago from Florida

      I will definitely have to try this! Didn't even think about making a pina colada with coconut water/milk! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Holly! I felt I was drowning down South! This is wonderful for me! I really do not drink and drive. But felt intoxicated just by checking the ingredients and the pics. Well done Tammy!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for your comments:

      Melovy

      Just Ask Susan

      Austinstar

      Angela B.

      Mahewshpatal

      Turtlewoman

      Kevin McMillian

      ccmorrow

      Lord de Cross

      My reply button isn't working to thank you all individually. I appreciate your comments.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Austinstar,

      I wish I could join you guys in Mexico. I have a 3 year old so most of my long distance travel is "kid themed." It sounds like it going to be a blast though! :)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love all these drinks and I want to try all of them, especially on hot day. Just for information, my country in dry season right now. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up! Cheers :-)

      Prasetio

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      thanks for the additions to my non-alcohol library

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Prasetio. This drinks would be great for your dry season. It is getting hot where I am too, but it is really humid. Thanks so much for visiting.

      You are welcome Mhatter99. I appreciate your visit!

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      What delicious drinks. I didn't even know there was such a thing as rum extract for non-drinkers. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      These are really wonderful Alocsin. There are several kinds of extracts that replace liquors. Makes things tasty for us non- drinkers. Thanks for reading.

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Love the coconut water and acai juice and these are cool looking new ones to try-out sometime, thanks Tammy.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Alastar! I hope you enjoy these. I like acai juice too.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      OMG! I will become fat in trying all the recipes that I read this month;-) I love these drinks. I´ll have to try them all on my party in Aug. Awesome! Thanks for SHARING.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      I have never tried a Pina Colada but you have made it look so nice I will give this recipe a try. I love the photos they make the drink look so tasty

      Shared and voted 5 stars

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      Every drink sounds and looks tasty and I must give it a try.

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      LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

      Summer months are months away for me but these drinks sound good for any season. Of course summer demands wonderful drinks like these and yes, I will try the coconut ones!

      Voted useful!

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      Peter Geekie 4 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Thank you tammy

      I really enjoy coconut water and as a diabetic it is excellent as a rehydration agent. I may have to try without sugar (perhaps with a sweetener)

      Kind regards Peter

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading and commenting Peter Geekie. It would be so hard to have diabetes. I use splenda in this and it tastes pretty good.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      this is one amazing hubs! i should try it. Its sounds very interesting. Never heard of it though but i should try. i'll love it for sure!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your comment Thelma Alberts. I sit at my computer and drool over all of these great recipes too. I think I gained 5 lbs by reading. Good to see you!

      Thank you so much Viking305! If you like pineapple, this is a great drink.

      Thanks Shampa- I appreciate you stopping by with a kind comment.

      Good to see you Lady Lydell. These drinks are great for long hot days. Thanks for reading.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Unknown Spy!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Tammy, I really thirsty after read all your recipes. I love most of your non-alcoholic Pina Colada and I believe most of these drinks are good for our health. It suitable for the weather in my country right now. Good job, my friend. Voted up and shared :-)

      Prasetio

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your visit Prasetio. Cheers to you! :)

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Great suggestions. In fact, the coconut milk is meant to be a wonderful natural alternative to "sports drinks" ...

      Sharing these useful suggestions for those organizing parties soon ... or just that like to drink something different on a hot summer's day.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      I am a big fan of Pina colada. I have bookmarked your hub for future parties where people request a non alcoholic drink...cheers!

      voted up and sharing it across

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      These drinks are refreshing. I also love a nice, cool pina cola. The coconut melon tango looks good too. voted up awesome!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      pina colada I meant

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      These drinks look delicious. Saw your hub and it looked so good I had to check it out. Thought since I actually read it and noted you have some really good recipes here, which I have saved, that I would just go ahead and let you know I was here and that your recipes and this hub look so inviting!

      Voting you up and awesome!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for stopping by Brett.Tesol. I didn't realize coconut water was a great replacement for sports drinks. Makes perfect sense- and it doesn't have the jittery caffeine side effects. I appreciate that.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your read and comments:

      Ruchira: I want to come to the party!!! :)

      LoveDoctor: Thanks for the read, comment, and vote!

      AuFait: Thanks so much for your kind words. I am not a foodie, but I do an occasional recipie. I appreciate your visit!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Yes summer is here again and we need to drink a lot of thirst quenching drinks. Thanks for sharing tammyswallow.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading and commenting ignugent17. Hope you will give this a try!

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Tammy, These ALL sound wonderful. My favorite would have to be the Amaretto, yum. And I love the last pic with the book :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting Sharyn. I am a fan of Amaretto too. I appreciate your visit.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      I have always loved Pina Coladas and really loved your recipes here. I pinned them and will be trying them out in the near future. Also voted up and shared too!!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much Janine Huldie. I appreciate the share.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      U welcome and anytime, glad to do it :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hub number two that I didn't see posted....

      Great ideas except for me....most alcoholics have a hard time drinking non-alcoholic drinks like this one because it triggers thoughts of drinking real alcohol. Believe me, I wish it weren't so! This sound delicious! Have a great 4th of July, Tammy!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow.. that is a great point billybuc. I am glad you mentioned that. I grew up in a household with two alcoholics so I just promised to never ever drink. Thanks for sharing that and I hope you have a great 4th too!

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      We call cocnut water BukoJuice here in the Philippines. we have lots of these here since we're a tropical country. The recipes here looks great.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Jpmc. I like that name.. Buko Juice. What do you call coconuts there? I am glad you shared that. I love learning new things. :)

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Hi Tammyswallos, Coconuts are called buko here. What's interesting is that we even have a special agency for these trees - Philippine Coconut Authority. I don't really know what they do though.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      You had me at Pina Colada. :D This sounds so yummy and wonderful! I can't wait to try it out with the coconut dream milk. Yum!! All your other drinks sound delicious, too. I love it that you can make them alcoholic or not, depending on who's around - that's great, too. Lovely!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much Cclitgirl. These are great for summer and they are actually good for you. I appreciate your visit.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Tammyswallow, What tasty, healthy, delicious looking creative drinks. Voted Up! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment BeBorra K. Ogans. I appreciate that!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Tammy, voting this up and all across but funny! You really did a great job on everything. All these drinks look great! With them also being healthy, you can't go wrong. I drink way to much mountain dew and need a change. These drinks would be perfect.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You sound like my son lyric writer. He had a Mountain Dew habit. I drink too much coffee. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Now suddenly i get thirsty, i would like to try the Coconut Melon Tango, looks a really quencher beside its benefits. Voted up.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      It is a great drink dwachira. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for the info..desperate for summer drinks that are healthy but still festive.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Me too healthylife. I don't drink soda or tea so I am always experimenting with drinks. :)

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      Tara Carbery 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Mmm. These sound gorgeous. I drink Tea and Coffee but hate Coke and most fizzy drinks. I drink water mainly but Coconut milk/juice is gorgeous. I love it! Great summer drinks but sadly, we haven't had a summer to enjoy them in here in the UK!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      These are great and they are good for you too. Thanks for reading Peanutritious. I hope you get some warmer, better weather soon!

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These look great. I still have time to try these because Summer isn't over yet! I'm always looking for great ways to combine health and enjoyment so thanks for this article!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your awesome comment healthylife2!

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      toknowinfo 4 years ago

      These are great and delicious sounding recipes. And they sound perfect for all year round.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Billy sent me! I'm glad that I took a look a these drinks, for they sure will be wonderful in the heat of OK this coming summer.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks aviannovice. It is a pleasure to meet you on Hubpages.

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Shoot! I wish I had seen this when the weather was still hot... all of these sound wonderful especially the Pina Colada:) I don't drink alcohol so this would be perfect. I've never had coconut water or milk but have heard wonderful things about it.. your hub makes me want to try it even more. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting Jamie. Coconut water needs some flavor but it is really healthy.

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      MissJamieD 4 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Awesome ideas! I love coconut:)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks MissJaimieD!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I can see that I need to add coconut water to our diet! I like the sounds of the cocojito, and the coconut cola sounds simple and intriguing. Thank you!

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