I found Cream of Coconut at the store recently. This is used to make pina colada’s and so I decided to give it a try. It was quite delicious! I’ve been making a few batches the past couple of weeks. Creamy coconut, pineapple and ice make for an easy pina colada and a yummy drink.
I found the Cream of Coconut mix at Target and also at the grocery store. I’ve been making it a few times so I was glad to know I can get it easily. You can also purchase the same Cream of Coconut on Amazon.
There is a recipe on the back of the bottle for Pina Colada with alcohol. I make it without. Here’s my recipe:
1 cup pineapple juice
3/4 cup Cream of Coconut
3-4 cups of pebble ice** (add 3 cups and see if you like it. If you want it not as sweet, add more ice).
Blend in a blender or Vitamin or ? Blend long enough to make smooth.
Pour in a cold cup and serve! Garnish with pineapple or maraschino cherries on top (unfortunately I was out of garnishes)
**Pebble ice is small nuggets of ice (see image below). I purchase it at the grocery store. I pour it in my ice maker (which is currently not working). I LOVE making drinks with the small pebble ice. It’s like the ice you get at some restaurants. I eventually want to purchase an ice maker that makes pebble/nugget ice.
Some various ways to change up the drink or make it a summer-licious drink.
- Add frozen bananas or frozen pineapples. I’ll be adding frozen bananas next time I make this.
- By blending the ingredients you make a pina colada smoothie. If you don’t have a blender, you can still make this but it is more of a pina colada cocktail.
- Adding little cocktail umbrella’s would make the perfect summer drink!
I hope you enjoy this yummy pina colada as much as I did.