Piña Coladas

Whipping up some Piña Coladas will instantly transport you to a tropical island no matter where you are.

Whipping up some Piña Coladas will instantly transport you to a tropical island no matter where you are. 

Yup. If you want your backyard to feel like the tropics, the only thing I recommend is making a frozen piña colada! Okay, okay! You can totally make a Frozen Margarita and feel almost as good, but there’s something extra tropical about the coladas, you know?

You can use a store-­bought mix to make this smooth, fruity cocktail but I promise it’s so much better when you make it from scratch.

That’s right, no mix required, and it’s still super easy. All you need is a high speed blender (like this one), pineapple juice, fresh pineapple chunks, white rum and coconut cream (this is what to look for at the store).

As soon as this pineapple ­coconut concoction is out of the blender and you’ve taken your first sip, you’re going to be transported to white sand and blue water. It’s THAT good! You get that creamy coconut flavor with a tangy pineapple twist. What’s not to love!?

PRO TIP: For a more refreshing, less sweet piña colada, add a squeeze of lime.

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Classic Piña Coladas

Whipping up some Piña Coladas will instantly transport you to a tropical island no matter where you are.
  • Author: Jamie Silva
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 4 oz. coconut cream
  • 4 oz. white rum
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • Pineapple slices for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish
  • Juice from ½ lime, optional

Instructions

  1. To a high speed blender, add ice, fresh pineapple, coconut cream, white rum and pineapple juice.
  2. Pulse a bit and then blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into two glasses. Garnish with pineapple slices and a maraschino cherry. Add a squeeze of lime if too sweet for your taste (optional).

Whipping up some Piña Coladas will instantly transport you to a tropical island no matter where you are. 
Whipping up some Piña Coladas will instantly transport you to a tropical island no matter where you are. 

Jamie Silva

Jamie Silva is the photographer, recipe developer and food writer behind A Sassy Spoon, a recipe blog for home cooks looking to give classic comfort foods a fresh, seasonal and modern twist! When she’s not cooking up a storm or dancing in her kitchen, you can find her exploring cuisine in other cities or unapologetically raiding the cookie jar.