This Classic Piña Colada is easy, delicious, and guaranteed to leave you dreamin’ about warmer days!
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When I think of Piña Coladas, I often think of hanging out on the back porch with friends on a warm summer evening. Jimmy Buffett is probably playing in the background, and I’m daydreaming about the beach. *snap* Ah, back to reality. A reality where late February in upstate New York means cold, cold, and more cold. And perhaps some snow thrown in there…you know, just for fun. What happened to that beach I was just dreaming about? It might be cold outside right now, but sometimes you need a tropical drink in the middle of winter to warm you up! This Classic Piña Colada is surprisingly easy to make, and it’s sure to get you in the right mood for the warmer days to come.
The other day, I was making this Almond Joy Tart (one of my favorite desserts, by the way), and I ended up with extra cream of coconut. What the heck am I going to do with extra cream of coconut? Then I saw the pineapple sitting on my counter. Ah, and I knew I had a bottle of rum stashed away in the cabinet somewhere. Fresh pineapple…cream of coconut…a bottle of rum…you see where I’m heading with this, right? Yup…time to pull out that piña colada recipe! And with Mardi Gras just around the corner, this Classic Piña Colada is the perfect way to “Let the Good Times Roll”!
Classic Piña Colada
- ¾ cup cream of coconut
- ¾ cup light rum optional
- 2 cups pineapple cubed
- 5 cups ice
- 4 pineapple wedges to garnish (optional)
- Place cream of coconut, light rum, and pineapple in a blender.
- Add ice 1 cup at a time, blending after each addition, until desired consistency is reached.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh pineapple wedge (optional).