Do you like Pina Coladas, well then this post is for you. This coconut/pineapple inspired drink is awesome! It is one of those drinks that can go amazingly awesome or horribly wrong and taste like suntan lotion. I experimented with a few recipes and came to one conclusion; use coconut cream and not coconut milk. The coconut milk did not have the sweet coconut flavor I was looking for. Once I figured out that coconut cream was the way to go, this cocktail was ready for prime time Memorial Day status. All together this is a pretty simple recipe. However, for its simplicity it is extremely tasty and it will definitely make you a star at a party.
I picked up a couple coconut glasses at the local party store. I had to get into the spirit of things.
Pina Colada (Makes 2 drinks)
- 1/4 cup coconut rum (I like Malibu)
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 2 cups ice
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and turn it on until everything is smooth and you do not see any more ice chunks. Pour into a glass and serve with a maraschino cherry and a pineapple wedge.
I made this drink a couple of times and the first was when Dana’s friend Kristy was in town. I made it with coconut milk as the local store was sold out of coconut cream. Needless to say it was not that tasty. It was a borderline epic failure. However, Kristy drank it like a champ. Sorry it was not great Kristy. Once Kristy left, Dana and I tried again this time with coconut cream. It was delicious and nutritious, the perfect summer time treat. Ok, not sure about the nutritious part, but it was definitely delicious!