Cooler Kitchen loves trying out new blended drink recipes in the summer! This time in the Outer Banks, we went for a homemade and super fresh way to enjoy one of the greatest classic cocktails ever invented- the Piña Colada.
As tempting as it may be to use store-bought piña colada mix, trust us when we tell you how worth it it is to make a fresh blend with cream of coconut and actual pineapple. You and your guests will totally notice the difference! We added our own twist by serving ours with a little rum floater on the top, which actually adds a little unexpected heat and an interesting sweetness.
This recipe makes about 4 piña coladas, so make sure you buy extra ingredients to keep up with the additional rounds that your guests will request after the first sip!
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- ¾ cup cream of coconut (about ½ a 14.5 oz can)
- ¾ cup plus optional 1 tbs light rum
- 2 cups fresh pineapple, cubed
- 5 cups ice
- Place cream of coconut, ¾ 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 add if you choose to do so add 1 tbs rum floater on top. Garnish with extra pineapple and enjoy! Makes about 4 piña coladas.