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Pineapple Cooler

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Our pineapple cooler is a creamy and refreshing cocktail that will transport you to a tropical island.
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  1. Pineapple Cooler Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Pineapple Cooler Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This pineapple cooler is refreshing, flavorful, and best of all, easy to make. Pineapple and coconut milk are blended with rum and lime for a refreshingly sweet and tangy cocktail that will have you dreaming of the beach. 

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Pineapple Cooler Ingredients

Pineapple Cooler raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 (16-ounce bag) frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1½ cups coconut milk drink (dairy alternative – I used SILK Original brand)
  • 3 ounces white rum (I used Captain Morgan brand)
  • 3 ounces coconut rum liqueur (I used Malibu Original brand)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup light agave sweetener
  • Garnish: a small wedge of fresh pineapple and a small slice of fresh lime 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

PINEAPPLE: Using frozen pineapple chunks for this pineapple cocktail recipe is a great way to have a piece of the tropics all year round. If you can find fresh pineapple in season, you can peel and chunk a fresh pineapple instead. I suggest placing your fresh pineapple chunks in the freezer for an hour or two before using them to make this cocktail. Alternatively, you can use the fresh pineapple chunks and 1 cup of ice to make this pineapple cooler.

SWEETENER: I like using light agave liquid sweetener in my cocktails because it blends easily into other liquids. If you do not want to use it, you can make a simple syrup to use instead. You will bring equal parts water and granulated sugar (my standard is 1 cup of each) to a simmer just long enough for the sugar to dissolve. Stir and allow it to cool before using it in your drinks to sweeten them.

RUM: I prefer white rum (also known as clear rum) in this cocktail. However, if you prefer darker or spiced rum, that will work as well.

How to Make This Pineapple Cooler Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You can also double this recipe and serve it in a large pitcher if you are serving a crowd.

STEP ONE: In the pitcher of a blender, add the frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk, white rum, coconut rum liqueur, lime juice, and agave.

pineapple, coconut, milk white rum, coconut rum, liqueur, lime juice, and agave blended in a blender

STEP TWO: Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until all the frozen pineapple chunks are completely blended smooth. 

PRO TIP:

If your blender has a ‘smoothie’ setting, you can use that.

frozen pineapple and pineapple cooler ingredients blended and then poured into a glass

STEP THREE: Garnish each glass with a fresh pineapple wedge and lime wedge.

PRO TIP:

This recipe for pineapple cooler makes four cocktails. If you do not serve all the cocktails immediately, then you may need to turn the blender back on for a few seconds to re-mix the cocktail before serving the remaining drinks.

Pineapple Cooler garnished with pineapple and lime wedge

How To Serve

A hot summer day just got better with this refreshing adult beverage. Don’t forget to add a few munchies to enjoy while sipping away. Our fruit salsa with cinnamon chips and cucumber bites are two favorites.

For more drink recipes that will keep you cool all summer, this strawberry lemonade cocktail and red wine slushie are both perfect choices.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: If you have any leftover cooler. Place the blender pitcher in the fridge until you are ready to serve the rest. Give it a quick spin in the blender right before you serve it.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this drink. It is best made when you are ready to enjoy it.

close up shot of Pineapple Coolers in a drink tray topped with limes and pineapples slices

Soak up the summer sun while sipping on one of these coolers. Creamy, refreshing and sweet, this tropical drink comes together quickly in your blender and will be the perfect cocktail to share with friends.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the best glass to serve this drink in?

We have made this drink in a shorter glass but a tall glass would work just as well to serve your creamy cocktail.

Can I use any type of rum I have on hand?

Any type of rum will work fine for this pineapple cooler. Try to include coconut rum if you can as it brings a tropical flavor to your drink.

Can I use fresh or canned pineapple in this recipe?

You can use either fresh or canned pineapple but we would recommend freezing it first before adding it to the blender to achieve the creamy, thicker consistency of this drink.

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Our pineapple cooler is a creamy and refreshing cocktail that will transport you to a tropical island.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces frozen pineapple chunks
  • cups coconut milk drink dairy alternative – I used SILK Original brand
  • 3 ounces white rum I used Captain Morgan brand
  • 3 ounces coconut rum liqueur I used Malibu Original brand
  • ¼ cup lime juice fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup light agave sweetener
  • a small wedge of fresh pineapple and a small slice of fresh lime (garnish)

Instructions
 

  • In the pitcher of a blender, add the frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk, white rum, coconut rum liqueur, lime juice, and agave.
  • Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until all the frozen pineapple chunks are completely blended smooth. If your blender has a ‘smoothie’ setting, you can use that.
  • Garnish each glass with a wedge of fresh pineapple and lime.

Notes

  • You can also double this recipe and serve it in a large pitcher if you are serving a crowd.
  • If your blender has a ‘smoothie’ setting, you can use that.
  • This recipe for pineapple cooler makes four cocktails. If you do not serve all the cocktails immediately, then you may need to turn the blender back on for a few seconds to re-mix the cocktail before serving the remaining drinks.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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