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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Strawberry Colada Recipe

Learn how to make a strawberry pina colada recipe for a delicious summer treat.  I also have directions to make this non-alcoholic so the entire family can enjoy it.  

Strawberry Pina Colada With Malibu Rum

Strawberry drinks are my favorite in the summer.  From strawberry lemonade to a strawberry daiquiri, I'm down for anything strawberry.  

Since this is a frozen drink recipe, it's perfect for summer parties or hot summer evenings.

You will even learn how to make the strawberry colada recipe non-alcoholic! Plus, there are plenty of ingredients that you can swap out or change up for new and interesting flavors.

For more summer drink ideas, check out these recipes:

What is a Strawberry Colada? 

The Strawberry Colada is a captivating twist on the classic PiƱa Colada, infusing the tropical goodness with the juicy sweetness of strawberries. 

This strawberry colada recipe boasts a harmonious blend of creamy coconut, tangy pineapple, and the subtle kick of white rum (optional), all adorned with the allure of fresh strawberries.

It's a cocktail that evokes a sense of indulgence, a delightful vacation in a glass, and a true taste of paradise.

Strawberry Colada Recipe Ingredients

Fresh Strawberries: The Heart of the Colada 

Fresh strawberries are the cornerstone of your strawberry colada recipe. Seek out ripe and juicy ones to ensure a burst of succulent flavors in every sip. Look for strawberries that have a vibrant red color and a fragrant aroma, as these are signs of ripeness.

Coconut Cream Or Coconut Milk? 

Indulge in the rich and velvety textures of coconut cream or coconut milk, both of which infuse your Colada with a luxurious tropical essence. Coconut cream is thicker and creamier, while coconut milk is lighter. Choose the one that suits your preference.

You can also make strawberry pina colada with Malibu to add that coconut flavor to the mixture. 

White Rum

For those seeking a dash of indulgence, consider adding white rum to the strawberry colada recipe, infusing your Colada with a subtle kick that enhances the overall experience. The rum adds depth and complexity to the cocktail, but you can always omit it for a non-alcoholic version.

I used Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.  

Crushed Ice

The key to the Colada's frosty texture lies in the crushed ice, ensuring a refreshing and cooling delight with each sip. Crushing the ice will create a smoother texture and allow it to blend seamlessly with the other ingredients.

I don't have an ice maker in my fridge door, so I just used regular ice cubes.

Equipment Needed For Strawberry Pina Colada


Equip yourself with a reliable blender to effortlessly blend the ingredients into a smooth and delectable Colada. A high-powered blender will ensure a velvety consistency and thorough blending of all the components.

High-Quality Glasses

Enhance the visual appeal of your DIY Strawberry Colada by serving it in high-quality glasses that elevate the overall drinking experience. Use stylish glasses that showcase the vibrant colors of the drink and make it feel like a special treat.

Cocktail Muddler (optional)

For an extra touch of sophistication, consider using a cocktail muddler to extract the best flavors from your ingredients. A muddler is a handy tool for gently mashing fruits and herbs to release their essential oils and flavors, creating a more intense and aromatic Colada.

Making The Strawberry Colada Recipe Non Alcoholic

You can savor the same burst of tropical flavors without using alcohol, perfect for those seeking a non-alcoholic option. Simply omit the white rum and increase the amount of coconut milk or add pineapple juice to compensate for the missing liquid.

You can also experiment with coconut water, fruit juices like passion fruit or mango, or even herbal infusions to infuse your Colada with a touch of novelty.

Strawberry Pina Colada Flavor Variations

To make a Strawberry-Mango Colada, simply add fresh mango chunks to the blender along with the other ingredients. 

For a Strawberry-Banana Colada, add ripe banana slices to the mix for a creamy and tropical twist.

For a mix between the classic pina colada and a strawberry colada, add fresh or frozen pineapple chunks.

Strawberry Pina Colada Recipe

Following are all the ingredients and steps to make this tasty strawberry pina colada recipe. 



  1. Pour strawberries, rum & cream of coconut into the blender.
  2. Blend ingredients together on ice cream or frozen drink mode.
  3. Pour into glasses.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry.

Yum!  I hope you enjoy this strawberry pina colada recipe!

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