I’ve been in the mood for a tropical beach vacation lately. That’s definitely not happening any time soon! But I did make this very nice piña colada drink the other day. It made me feel like I was on a beach for a minute. Maybe. Typically I think a piña colada is made with pineapple juice. This recipe calls for fresh pineapple chunks. I used coconut milk from a can. And instead of plain old ice made out of water, I made ice cubes out of coconut water with pulp. I made this without alcohol since Eric and I are really not so big on the drinking, but I’m sure this would be fantastic with a splash of rum! Delish!
1 can of coconut water with pulp
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1/3 cup canned coconut milk
light rum (optional)
Pour the coconut water with pulp into an empty ice cube tray. Freeze. In a blender, add 1 tray of coconut water ice cubes, pineapple, coconut milk and rum (if using). Blend until smooth. Serve in glasses with a wedge of pineapple for garnish and enjoy!
Do you have any favorite summer drinks to keep you cool and happy?