This Keto Piña Colada is pretty much the ultimate summer and vacation drink. Not on vacation? Make Piña Coladas and fake it. Truly, making these takes the edge off the heat of summer or brings the sunshine in for you during winter.
Literally, the Piña Colada is translated to mean “strained pineapple” in Spanish. Born in Puerto Rico as a ‘signature drink’, the Piña Colada remains their national drink and celebrates Piña Colada Day every July 10th.
Me, I am marking my calendar as we speak going forward in celebration. I mean, the combination of the frothy blend of rum, cream of coconut and pineapple—you cannot go wrong.
The better news is that if there is an ultimate fat bomb in a cocktail the Piña Colada is definitely it. It tastes fantastic and is loaded with good fat. The key to the perfect Keto Piña colada is to use coconut cream not simply coconut milk, as it has highest fat content. The one I used in this recipe is Let’s Do Organic Heavy Coconut Cream as it has the highest fat content I could find and is extra creamy. You don’t necessarily have to get a certain brand but you want a fat content above 20% and for it to be extra rich and creamy. Once you have that, success is within reach.
Next you do need a really good quality blender to really incorporate the ice and coconut cream. That way you get absolute smoothness with a good amount of frothiness. That’s why stand blender And you want to give it the time it needs to fully incorporate. If you find the drink is too rich, add another ¼ cup of ice.
Then, you use pineapple extract rather than using pineapple juice as in the non-keto version. This way, it is truer to its translated meaning than even the original recipe. It’s not a common thing to buy, but it is out there. Be sure to get one that is actually made from pineapples and not artificial since the recipe relies on a true pineapple flavour. I make my own, so if you’re feeling adventurous make your own Pineapple Extract. It does take some upfront prep but it’s super easy. All you need to account for is the time it needs to sit before it’s ready for use.
To note, some like their Piña Colada with 2 oz of rum rather that just 1.5 oz. I don’t, simply because I’ve learned my lesson when it comes to living a low carb life and consuming alcohol. I am definitely more susceptible to the effects now than I was before, and I’d rather not be feeling like death the next day over another ½ ounce in a glass. Further to that, if you are using my homemade pineapple extract recipe, that 1 ½ teaspoons of extract is adding extra alcohol.
A little side story, about when I was developing the recipe with my husband, Douglas. Cocktails are his favourite when I develop recipes! I started off with the 2 ounce portion, plus the pineapple extract. Now we usually like to enjoy a cocktail before supper, most often once I have prepped the meal and the cooking is in process so we’re just waiting for things to be done—but not on this day.
He was so excited for his Keto Pina Colada, he begged, and I obliged, that I make it first, and then prep the tandoori salmon with roasted radishes after. How could I say no? Well, ¾ of the way through finishing said Piña Colada, I felt quite smashed and provided no guarantees on said, tandoori salmon with roasted radishes.
They turned out great thankfully, most of all because they are both easy as smoothies to make, and the food righted the ship. That being said, you’ve been warned! I’ll leave it to you to decide how much rum you like but my recipe is catered to the ‘I’m finishing my cocktail above the table’ demographic.
The recipe is below. Let me know what you think and post a picture showing how you dressed yours up!
Hope you enjoy this drink as much I do.
Nutritional Information and portions are estimated from the USDA Food Database. Net carbs exclude fiber, sugar alcohols, and products like allulose, because they do not generally affect blood sugar. I try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
Welcome! I'm Nikkey Elizabeth.
Two years ago, for health reasons, I was determined to make a Low Carb, High Fat, Keto diet work for me as a lifestyle, without the exercise in deprivation with constant calls to the fun police. Hi! My name is Nikkey Elizabeth and this is totally me, in my happy place doing one of my favourite things: hiking in the Cape Breton Highlands…
Where are you located?
Our farm is located in Glenville, Nova Scotia. It’s a little hamlet between Mabou and Inverness on the island of Cape Breton.
My Jam looks separated, what do I do?
Our sugar-free jams are natural products. Because we are sugar-free and use all-natural products, from time to time ‘fruit float’ can happen to fruit like strawberry or rhubarb during the canning process leaving pulp at the top and jelly on the bottom. If this occurred with your jam, don’t worry, it’s just as delicious as all our other jams. When this happens, we encourage our customers to dig in and mix it up!!!
What does it mean you’re sold out for the season?
We are a farm-to-table business, where we believe strongly in growing a large proportion of what we make. Sometimes, if there are other local growers that have supplies beyond our own, we may top-up our fruit or berry inventory (this is especially true with Blueberries as our bushes are young and our neighbour has acres of stunning wild blueberries!). However, for the most part, we grow what we make and when we run out, that’s it until next year. Every year our capacity grows so we hope to run out a little later each year.
I just bought from you at a market, will those items be on your website?
For the most part, yes, but not yet, or soon. If you are reading this and we are still in a growing season, I usually am so busy farming, making, and selling at my local farmer’s markets that I don’t have a chance to update my website. However, once the farmers markets at the end of Thanksgiving Weekend (That’s the second weekend of October here in Canada), I usually put aside time to update the website with all the current products. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I post when that happens.
Why don’t you use the same sweetener in all your products?
Sometimes I feel that by producing sugar-free goods, you have to be part magician, chemist, and explorer. There are so many sugar-free sweeteners out there and not one of them behaves exactly like sugar. Each of them has its positive and negative qualities depending on the application. For instance, I use a lot of allulose, not never in meringue, because it loves water too much, so you could back that meringue for hours and it would still be sticky.
Are there sweeteners you don’t use in your products?
Yes, there are a few. I don’t use artificial sweeteners at all. Next, I’m not a fan of stevia because of the after taste so I don’t use that either. Also, I don’t use xylitol as it’s toxic to dogs. I love dogs and have an adorable retired racing greyhound myself who is an expert at catching what falls on the floor before anyone can get to it first — he’s that fast. As such, if I wouldn’t have any food with xylitol in my house, just in case it could fall on the floor and could be consumed by my super-fast houndie, I won’t put in my products just in case for your puppies too. Finally, I don’t use products like maltitol or mannitol, as they are notorious for upsetting the stomach.
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