10 July 2013

If You Like Piña Coladas...

Did y'all know that today is National Piña Colada Day? The perfect excuse to break out the blender and enjoy a frozen treat. Today I'm sharing the recipe for a delicious (and healthy healthier) take on this cocktail. 

Photo and recipe credits: Spabettie

1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
11.2 ounces coconut water (small container)
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
2 cups ice
3/4 cup rum

In saucepan over medium heat, combine flaked coconut, water and milk. Simmer until it just bubbles (do not boil), about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer to covered container and refrigerate (I cooled overnight).

Quarter pineapple lengthwise, reserving 1/4 for garnish (slice garnish into wedges). Remove skin and core from remaining 3/4 pineapple, chop into cubes. Arrange on baking sheet and freeze until firm, at least one hour (I froze overnight).

Strain coconut mixture, pressing/squeezing to save as much liquid as possible. Discard solids.
Combine frozen pineapple, ice, and rum in blender, process until smooth. Add coconut mixture and continue to blend. Pour into glasses and garnish with pineapple wedge. Serves 4 (depending on your glass size!)

Chin chin! 

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Charlee R said...

That sounds delish! Might have to try that this weekend :) Definitely "need" it in this humid heat we're having where I live.

Charlee Anne @ The Preppy Graduate

boardwalksandboulevards said...

Looks yummy! I don't know if I have ever had a homemade Pina Colado before...time to change that!

- Kaitlyn

Boardwalks & Boulevards

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Pina coladas are my fav!! I'll have to try this recipe!