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Pina Colada Fruit Salad Recipe

Pina Colada Fruit Salad Recipe

Give friends a taste of the tropics on warm summer days with this refreshing fruit blend. For a little extra punch, you might add a splash of coconut rum. —Carol Farnsworth, Greenwood, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 can (10 ounces) frozen non-alcoholic pina colada mix, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple-orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1-1/2 cups green grapes
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • Thinly sliced fresh mint, optional


  • 1. For dressing, mix first five ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Place fruit in a large bowl; toss gently with dressing.
  • 2. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. If desired, top with mint. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • For an instant tropical smoothie, puree leftovers with a touch of yogurt.
  • This looks and tastes fab garnished with toasted coconut.
  • Nutritional Facts

    3/4 cup: 225 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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    BetseyWR User ID: 6621854 271788
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

    "Made this for a dinner party this weekend. Loved it. Could cut back on the sugar to maybe a 1 / 4 cup as the fruit and juices are sweet as well. I did not have pineapple chunks but I did have crushed pineapple. Using the juice from the pineapples combined with 1 / 4 cup of orange juice worked. Mixed the crushed pineapple and the juicesl in with the pina colada mix."

    amy.clarke User ID: 443104 269053
    Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

    "The pina colada mixture was too sweet and overpowering. Also, there was way too much liquid for the amount of fruit and I didn't even put it all in. The liquid was also unappealing looking. Wish it had worked out better."

    rena 55 User ID: 1935799 267600
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2017

    "Such a refreshing taste from the pina colada mix. It is such a versatile recipe. You can mix and match fruit to suit your taste!"

    dozer77 User ID: 5241414 265000
    Reviewed Apr. 22, 2017

    "Delicious..I used frozen pineapple,added flaked sweet coconut and blackberries. I omitted the sugar and extracts.It was so refreshing..Will make it again."

    Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 264881
    Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

    "When I saw this recipe in my Simple and Delicious magazine for April/May, I couldn't wait to try it. Had it for dessert tonight, YUM! I just had orange juice at home, and it was really good. Will make again. Thank you for sharing this recipe."

    paul3303 User ID: 1713232 249319
    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

    "I used fresh pineapple chunks, 9 oz. Pina Colada mix and 4 oz. Coconut Rum. I added no juice. It has a great flavor. We made a meal of just the fruit. Thank you."

    salisuz User ID: 8868466 248842
    Reviewed May. 30, 2016

    "i used fresh pineapple chunks and 1/2 can of the pc mix and 1/2 the sugar as well - mixed it all up and let it chill overnite in the fridge... so much better the next day - I served it over angel or plane pound cake and cool whip - so yum! next time I make this will add some mango!"

    Chris-Dan User ID: 6948908 244790
    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

    "Sounds great - Looking at the picture - what are the greens I see?"

    TheYancey User ID: 7105897 244785
    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

    "Needs a splash of rum"

    treacher User ID: 8163541 228988
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

    "Made this for the fourth, it was a big hit. Thank's for the recipe. LeeAnn Treacher Elkhart,In"

    Dilli User ID: 7204156 228795
    Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

    "Too much liquid for the amount of ingredients. Second time I made it, I eliminated the pina colada mix and orange juice. I did add an apple, banana, cantaloupe and sprinkled lime juice over the salad with a sprinkle of kosher salt. It worked for us. Next day the juices from the fruit came out and was just as good. The lime juice helped the apples and bananas from turning brown. I guess it's a completely different recipe."

    mrsh318 User ID: 3583996 187654
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

    "I thought this was a bit too sweet and the Pina Colada tasted fake. Since it was so sweet already I didn't add the extra sugar. My guests enjoyed it though. Maybe it is better when it sets as I see someone said in their review."

    tohfan88 User ID: 7210148 111162
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

    "Great idea using the pina colada mix! Going to try this this weekend!!"

    kmandu User ID: 1442710 105797
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

    "I found that there was enough syrup to allow me to double the fruit. Also, blueberries weren't in season so I substituted blackberries that were this weeks grocery special. Would be great with either fruit."

    Penny Lane3 User ID: 5747073 172757
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

    "Even better the second day"

    cindyb8992 User ID: 4635001 105795
    Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

    "This was a hit"

    talbotsgirl User ID: 5093887 121384
    Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013


    bonniemomof5 User ID: 5943512 187653
    Reviewed May. 3, 2013

    "Great recipe! I made one change to the recipe. Instead of buying a Pina Colada drink mix, I used 1 c. of pineapple juice combined with 1 c. of Cream of coconut. Not only was it a little healthier, I think it tastes just as good."

    lutherallie User ID: 2823623 111160
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

    "This was good, but will not put the extracts in next time. They overpowered the fruit. Not sure if it was a keeper yet."

    landonr User ID: 3650995 129153
    Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

    "What a great fruit salad! All you need to do is buy a bunch of fruit, add a few extras and mix it all together. I'm not a huge fan of coconut, but still loved this. It was a big hit with the family."

    DebbieT User ID: 221944 173029
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

    "Followed the advice of everyone and left out the sugar and poured the dressing over the fruit before serving. It was the first thing my dinner guests commented on. They LOVED it and so did we. Definitely a keeper."

    linerdskinerd User ID: 6724784 108374
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

    "This is a very tasty salad! I took the sweet-meter one step higher by mixing the dressing with a box of instant vanilla pudding. Wow! Sweet? yes...delicious? yes. I didn't add the sugar and put about a quarter of the dressing on the salad (as other reviewers suggested). The pudding I served as a "topping". The salad was great and the topping was a yummy experiment.

    I only gave it 4 stars because, inexplicately, none of the kids liked the salad. Crazy kids!"

    avogt User ID: 1298282 187652
    Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

    "My daughter's idea: mix the dressing and serve on the side allowing guests touse as they desire. Works great and keeps the fruit from getting soft."

    parksville User ID: 1598935 172754
    Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

    "Delicious! Washed the fruit and made the dressing well in advance (left out 1/2 c sugar), chilled all in the fridge. 10 min before serving I mixed it together, adding toasted flaked coconut and fresh minced mint, chilled again until we ate. Next time would only make 1/2 the dressing as there is plenty. We loved this salad and so did our friends! Keeper!"

    Bdub6 User ID: 5557600 108373
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

    "Wow! What wonderful flavor. I made this for a summer party. I enjoyed sitting back and watching people put it into their mouths the first time. They had this strange looks, like "wow, what is on this fruit?!" Everyone loved it! I can't stay out of it. I hope my husband gets rid of the juice before I hold the bowl up to my mouth and drink it!"

    anonymous User ID: 5520322 108361
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

    "The flavor of this fruit salad is refreshingly different. If I make it again, I will add only about 1/2 of the can of pina colada mix and will probably not add any additional sugar. The leftover mix went down the drain since the fruit was completely drenched in the liquid and, swimming in all of the extraneous juices, did not look very appetizing to my family."

    sd20 User ID: 5560294 177510
    Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

    "Delish, I also added a couple different mellons, and sliced a banana in just before serving. I didn't add the coconut extract."

    LynneMBenson User ID: 2593796 121383
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

    "I've also made this twice for Pot Lucks and it had great reviews. I also used just the Pina Colada with no sugar or additional juices. Right before serving I poured off excess dressing so it doesn't sit in bottom of bowl. I didn't add the pineapple until shortly before serving; when left overnight it took on the red color from berries, did anyone else have that problem?"

    KKandRyansMom User ID: 6123658 189613
    Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

    "Made this for a family gathering and it was a hit! Kids loved it as did the adults!! Everyone asked for the recipe."

    MIott User ID: 2771860 177440
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

    "Made this without sugar also. Used prepared pina colada mix, approx 1/2cup. It was a big hit."

    Pen54 User ID: 4697398 108360
    Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

    "I could eat this every day! Delicious!"

    kbleha User ID: 4347191 191892
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

    "Light and refreshing. I've already made this recipe three times since discovering it a week ago!"

    Carole22 User ID: 3731905 121382
    Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

    "Awesome salad! I also omit the added sugar. I have done this salad with a variety of melons, strawberries and blackberries. The last time I went to make it, I didn't have pina colada mix wo I substitued margarita mix. It was really good."

    slickola User ID: 625677 172751
    Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

    "OMG this is wonderful !!! I also left out the sugar , it's sweet enough without . My granddaughter-in-law and I eat this for breakfast and a late night snack . It's sooo good . And leaving off the sugar makes it less than 196 calories a 3/4 cup ."

    sstetzel User ID: 158954 191887
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

    "The added sprinkling of green on top is indeed fresh mint! Makes it pretty and adds a little zing to the salad."

    lindamjensen User ID: 2062253 146994
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

    "My family and friends just LOVE this salad! So tasty and refreshing!"

    hitchhiker User ID: 1119319 172749
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

    "What other fruits has anyone tried? How about bananas, pears,etc.?"

    Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 111156
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

    "This sounds wonderful for a summer potluck."

    fredaevans User ID: 6360805 211725
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

    "Done this for 'Pot Lucks;' there were NO left overs ... tongue marks in the bowl ... yes, left overs? No.

    Simplify this a tad and just get a bottle of PQLotta base mix from any store and use that as the dressing."

    YoshiesMom User ID: 791378 173024
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

    "What a great refreshing salad, I have made this twice already.

    JO4-the green "chips" as you call it -seen in the picture is no doubt chiffonaded mint. That is rolled up leaves of the mint that is sliced thin and added often to salads, drinks or as a simple garnish."

    Jo4 User ID: 4885062 146993
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

    "What is the flaked green pieces on the the salad? It was not listed in the ingredients or as an extra in the the end of the directions."

    chaz14 User ID: 4917358 173023
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

    "I have to be careful with sugar so I used Splenda (3 to 4 envelopes) instead. Maybe next time I'll let the natural sugars do it for me."

    MissCarol44 User ID: 6056464 188787
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

    "Dear Terry,

    I am pretty sure the little green things are chopped mint.  Being part Lebanese we use mint in a salad called Tabouli and I have added chopped mint to fruit before and it adds a nice flavor to it, but use fresh mint."

    cybercook User ID: 94690 172747
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

    "We love fruit salad of any type. Since there is red, white and blue in this salad it is perfect for Jul 4th"

    LarryJo User ID: 336460 105794
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

    "Sounds wonderful! I have not made it yet, but I think I will, and very soon!! To me, the green strips in the photo look like coconut that has been colored with green food coloring. It would make sense to me that it would be coconut as it's a Pina Colada recipe...."

    Ceege User ID: 730520 105790
    Reviewed May. 26, 2012

    "I made this for a family memorial day picnic that we are attending today. It is a really good tasting salad and am hoping all members of family like it. The only change

    I made - instead of buying pineapple/orange juice (for 1/2 cup), I mixed some of the canned pineapple juice (from the pineapple called for) with orange juice to total 1/2 cup. Worked fine."

    CherylMichel User ID: 5693911 119478
    Reviewed May. 23, 2012

    "Are the green strips shown in the photo possibly mint leaves?"

    sfprincess User ID: 2695305 105777
    Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

    "This was delicious, everyone loved it. I took the advice of several reviewers and did not add the sugar. I also only used about a 1&1/3 cup of coating, which was plenty and I'd even use less next time. The raspberries got a little soggy, but still tasted great. It was gone from a group of 6 people at a dinner get-together and was an easy treat to bring. :)"

    s_pants User ID: 174050 172746
    Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

    "I doubled the recipe, did not use any sugar and used pineapple extract instead of the almond and coconut extracts. The fruit seemed to be drowning in the sauce, so next time I might double the fruit, but not the sauce ingredients. Still very good flavor!"

    kemp678 User ID: 5227561 129134
    Reviewed May. 20, 2011

    "Any summer fruit will work in this yummy fruit salad. Since coconut is not a favorite flavor in my home, I substituted the pina colada concentrate with pinapple-strawberry concentrate, and used regular oragnge juice rather than pinappe-orange. I eliminated the coconut extract, sticking with the almond extract alone. As other members suggested, I left out the 1/2 cup sugar. Because it's easy, light, and delicious, I've used this dish for picnics, pot lucks, and as a side dish for an all inclusive entree, like chicken pot pie."

    asabot User ID: 620927 187651
    Reviewed May. 15, 2011

    "This is an extremely easy and delicious recipe! At the suggestion of other reviewers, I did not add any of the sugar and I agree, the pina colada mix is sufficiently sweet."

    terryben User ID: 346985 146977
    Reviewed May. 15, 2011

    "What are the little green strips in the photo? Parsley? Cilantro?"

    mamamowe15 User ID: 4646310 121381
    Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

    "Love this! Unique and simple. I didn't use coconut extract and reduced sugar to 1/4 cup of sugar and everyone LOVED it :)"

    sharon francois User ID: 5083450 177438
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

    "when i got this recipe and made it for the first time i knew it was a winner, it was gone within minutes. love it."

    bwn1o1 User ID: 3500895 188786
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

    "This is amazing! So good. I used the exact fruit it called for. I did not add any sugar because the pina colada mix has more than enough. Perfect treat!!! Will definately make again!!!"

    Jessica2783 User ID: 5112860 172856
    Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

    "Made this for a baby shower, and it was a hit. I used about 1/8 cup of sugar, added about 1/3 cup flaked coconut, and just used fruit that was in season/cheaper. This was delicious. It did get quite soggy after a little while, could have been the types of fruit I chose. Would not mix together until immediately before serving."

    c schwartz User ID: 4029538 172721
    Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

    "This is a wonderfully easy salad! I have made it again and again! Everyone who tries it loves it!"

    pragmaticstorm User ID: 5190107 172855
    Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

    "This is an amazing recipe! Thank you!"

    su2harba User ID: 2575323 177435
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

    "This salad was absolutely delicious! What a hit with my family. Will make this often."

    doitl8tr User ID: 24980 187649
    Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

    "Loved this!!!!!!!!! We really loved the flavor of this. :o) This one is a keeper!"

    babyjimmie User ID: 3789314 191377
    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

    "I've made this 3 times now and keep reducing the sugar -- I would not put in any sugar at all -- the fruit and the pina colada mix are PLENTY!!! I get rave reviews each time I make it. Very good and quite the crowd pleaser -- good to take to a potluck/picnic!"

    AlDente User ID: 3405296 187642
    Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

    "I added toasted coconut to this and WOW! I will definately be making this again, SOON"

    partridge User ID: 1426507 121379
    Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

    "What a different way to serve a fruit salad. I loved the coconut flavor. I couldn't find the pina colada mix so had to go for the alchol type. Still tasted pretty good. I might put some coconut flakes in just to see if it gets better"

    kafaughn User ID: 3552105 119475
    Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

    "Excellent. Delicious. Didn't have green grapes so used peaches instead."

    equestsarah81 User ID: 5110682 187628
    Reviewed May. 9, 2010

    "This was an AWESOME tasing fruit salad! Not your ordinary fruit salad! I used 1/2 the sugar and added about 3/4- 1 cup of flaked coconut and that gave it an extra tropical flavor. The cocnut rum mentioned above also sounds like a great idea! Maybe I'll do that next time! ;-)"

    pat gutshall User ID: 2436641 177434
    Reviewed May. 8, 2010

    "The best fruit salad I have ever made and the presentation was beautiful! The pina colada flavor was enough to enhance the fruits."

    mam75 User ID: 1608789 187625
    Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

    "Just made it tonight and it is excellent! I did add just a splash of coconut rum and YUMMY!"

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