Taco Bell Pina Colada Frutista Freeze Copycat is a quick, easy, and refreshing frozen drink that is especially satisfying during the hot summer months!
To celebrate completing the first month of Mexican May recipes, I’m sharing a quick, easy, and refreshing copycat recipe for Taco Bell’s Pina Colada Frutista Freeze!
While this particular flavor of Frutisa Freeze is not currently available at Taco Bell, it is still one of my favorites! The pina colada freeze combines flavors of pineapple, coconut, lemon, and lime, and in less than 5 minutes, you can be sipping on your own creamy, tropical concoction.
If it were possible, this Pina Colada Fruitisa Freeze tastes like summer in a glass. When you sip this yummy, frozen, mixed drink, it’s easy to let the cares of the day melt away and imagine you are on the beach! Cheers!
Taco Bell Frutista Freeze History
In 2008, Taco Bell launched its new, permanent line of frozen beverage drinks called Frutista Freezes. While the flavors of the Frutista Freezes have changed throughout the years, they are still offered at Taco Bell today.
Taco Bell’s Freezes are similar to an Icee, Slurpee, or a frozen mixed drink. Typically, they offer a frozen varieties of soda or fruit.
TIP: Taco Bell offers a “Happier Hour” every day from 2-5 p.m. during which they serve their medium-sized drinks, including the Frutista Freezes, for $1! It’s a great way to try their new flavors on a budget!
Copycat Taco Bell Pina Colada Frutista Freeze Ingredients
This recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients. Simply, add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend them together. Then, you’ll have a sweet, tropical, frozen treat!
Pina Colada Mix
For this recipe, I use pre-made pina colada mix which is essential to whipping up this recipe quickly. The pina colada mix contains coconut and pineapple flavors already, so it makes preparation much faster.
Most pina colada mixes do not include alcohol, but be sure to check the one you use especially if serving to minors.
Any lime-lemon flavored soda will work well in this recipe. Although, my favorite variety of lime-lemon soda is always 7Up. Additionally, you can also make this with diet lime-lemon soda which reduces the number of calories in the drink.
For two servings, I recommend using one 12 oz can of soda (or 1 1/2 cups of soda).
Using fresh lime juice in this recipe provides such a refreshing citrus flavor. If possible, use freshly squeeze lime juice instead of bottled lime juice. It makes a huge difference!
Always clean the outside of any fruit, including limes, you will be slicing with a knife! If you do not clean the outside of the fruit, any bacteria on the outside of the fruit may contaminate the inside of the fruit when you cut into it. No one wants that!
TIP: Microwaving the limes helps you get even more juice out of each lime. To get the best results, microwave the whole lime for about 20 seconds. Roll the lime on the counter, beneath your hands, to release the juices even more. Then, cut lime in half, and squeeze juice into the blender.
Does the Taco Bell Pina Colada contain Alcohol?
Obviously, Taco Bell does not serve their Pina Colada Frutista Freeze with alcohol. Similarly, you do not have to include alcohol when making it at home. Serving this as a virgin mixed drink keeps it family friendly!
However, if you choose, feel free to add 2 oz. of alcohol of your choice. To keep with the Pina Colada theme, I recommend adding a coconut flavored rum such as Malibu Caribbean Rum.
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Be sure to check out some of my other copycat Mexican recipes:
- Copycat Taco Time Crisp Bean Burritos
- Mexican Ranch Dressing
- (Better Than) Del Taco Carnitas Loaded Fries
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Copycat Taco Bell Pina Colada Frutista Freeze
- 1 cup Piña Colada Mix
- 12 oz Lemon-Lime Soda (1 can, diet or regular)
- 1 Fresh Lime
- 4 cups Ice
- 2 oz Malibu Caribbean Rum (Or other coconut flavored rum) Optional
- Add piña colada mix, lemon-lime soda, and rum (if using) to a blender.
- With water, wash and clean the outside of the lime. Microwave the whole lime for 20 seconds. Roll the lime on the counter, beneath your hands, to start to release the juices. Cut lime in half, and squeeze juice into the blender.
- Add ice to blender, and blend on high until ingredients are fully incorporated and ice is blended into a fine texture.
- Top with a slice of lime and serve! Cheers!