Chocolate Piña Colada Recipe

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A Chocolate Pina Colada is a twist on a classic drink with pineapple juice, coconut cream, chocolate, and rum. This is a great summer drink that you can serve with or without the rum. If you like amazing frozen cocktails, you need to give it a try!

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Two chocolate colada drinks with pineapple slices on top

I didn’t think you could really improve a classic pina colada, but then I tried a chocolate pina colada and realized I was wrong about that! Giving the tropical pineapple drink a chocolate twist is a great way to switch it up.

And there’s no better time to give it a try than during the summer. I love a fruity frozen cocktail when it’s hot, and this easy pina colada with chocolate is the best drink to sip on by the pool or on the patio. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation without having to leave your backyard.

What is a Chocolate Colada?

It’s a pina colada made with pineapple, coconut cream, ice, and rum with a touch of chocolate sauce for a twist. The flavors are great together, and it’s a fun way to serve this classic frozen drink.

You can make this a cocktail or as a mocktail – just leave out the rum.

All the ingredients needed to make a Chocolate Colada

Ingredients

  • Rum – you can use your favorite, but I think it’s best with white rum.
  • Coconut cream – make sure to use cream and not coconut milk. They’re not the same thing, and coconut milk will change the texture of the drink.
  • Evaporated milk – this is sold in the baking aisle
  • Pineapple juice – I like canned best
  • Chocolate sauce – Any brand
  • Ice – Fresh is best!
  • Sliced pineapple or a cherry for garnish

How to Make a Chocolate Pina Colada

1. Place the rum, coconut cream, condensed milk, pineapple juice, chocolate, and the ice in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.

2. Drizzle chocolate sauce on the inside of the glass for decoration, and then pour the drink into the glass.

3. Add the garnishes, if using, and serve!

How to Make a Virgin Chocolate Colada

Place all of the ingredients, except for the rum, in the blender Blend until smooth.

Add drizzles of chocolate sauce to the inside of the glass, pour in the drink, and add the garnishes.

Overhead shot of two chocolate colada drinks

Recipe Tips

  • You can serve this drink in a traditional pina colada glass which is called a tulipan glass. Or it also works well in a wine glass or high ball glass.
  • Remember to use coconut cream and not coconut milk for this recipe.
  • To make drizzling the chocolate easier, chill the chocolate sauce before decorating the glass.
  • For an extra boozy kick, add a floating shot of dark rum.
  • You can also switch out the rum for coconut rum, dark rum, spiced rum, Irish cream (like Baileys), or coffee liqueur.

Piña Colada Variations

  • Add a banana when you blend the other ingredients.
  • Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top of the drink as a garnish.
  • Try adding different fruit like blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries.
Two chocolate colada drinks with pineapple slices on top

FAQs

What flavor is colada? 

Colada flavor is a combination of pineapple and coconut. It’s tropical and refreshing!

Is chocolate colada the same as a Bushwacker?

A bushwacker is very similar, but it’s not made with rum. Instead, it’s made with a coffee liqueur like Kahlua instead of rum.

Can you make pina coladas for kids? 

Yes, just leave out the rum or other alcohol. Are you ready to sip on a chocolate colada? Then, be sure to give this cocktail a try this summer! Just be warned – they are very easy to drink!

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Chocolate Colada Recipe

A Chocolate Colada is an easy cocktail recipe that you can make into a mocktail for kids! With pineapple and coconut and chocolate it’s SO good!
Prep Time 7 minutes
Yield 1 drink
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Rum any, but white is recommended
  • 2 ounces of coconut cream
  • 2 ounces evaporated milk
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces of chocolate sauce plus more to decorate on the walls of the glass
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 piece of pineapple or cherry optional for garnishing

Instructions

  • Add rum, coconut cream, condensed milk, pineapple juice, chocolate and the ice into the canister of a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Decorate the glass with more chocolate.
  • Transfer the contents of the blender into your prepared glass and optionally garnish.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not substitute coconut milk for coconut coconut cream as it will change the consistency of the cocktail.
  • Tip: chill the chocolate sauce a bit before decorating the glass and it’ll drizzle easier.
  • For an extra kick, add a floating shot of dark rum
 
Recipe Variations:
Different liquors to use: Coconut rum, dark rum, spiced rum, Irish cream (bayle´s) or coffee liquor.
  • Add a banana with the other ingredients to blend.
  • Add chocolate chips on top for garnish.
  • Add a different fresh seasonal berry: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries.
  • Turn it into a mocktail by removing the liquor.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 768kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 83g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cocktail, chocolate colada, frozen alcoholic drink, frozen cocktail, frozen drink, pina colada, summer drink
Two chocolate coladas with pineapple slices on top and recipe title on top of photo

If you like amazing frozen cocktails, you need to give this Chocolate Colada a try! If the name sounds familiar, you’re on the right track as this drink is a pina colada but with chocolate!

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