In some circles, the pina colada is a kitschy umbrella drink. Granted, it is not a cocktail you would order just anywhere, but in the appropriate environment, a frozen pina colada is just the thing. It is a boat drink; a perfect cocktail to enjoy on a catamaran in the Caribbean, a beach bar in Zihuatanejo, or by a pool in the summer Anywhere It's Hot, USA.
This pina colada is a classic combination of coconut cream, pineapple, light and dark rum. Chilled mango puree is swirled into the pina colada after it has been poured. It is a little something extra in an already refreshing drink. - Waverly —Waverly
Test Kitchen Notes
A great version of a pina colada with a fruity twist. Blend up your mango puree, then add your pina colada mixture and pour into a glass. You can skip the extra rum at the end since both light and dark rums go in at the beginning, but if you like things strong, then top it off. - broccolirose —broccolirose
1 1/2 cups
Frozen diced pineapple
Coconut cream like Coco Lopez (not coconut milk)
1 1/2 ounces
1 1/2 ounces
Dark rum, plus a dash more for the top
Ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed
Fresh lime juice
Pineapple slices for garnish
In This Recipe
MAKE PUREE: In a blender, combine mango, sugar, lime juice and 2 Tbsp water. Blend until thick and smooth. Chill.
BLEND PINA COLADA: Place ice, frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and both rums. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass.
SERVE: Pour pina colada into 1 or 2 glasses. Spoon 1-2 Tbsp of the puree into the center. Top with a dash more of dark rum and then place a slice of pineapple on the rim of the glass. Enjoy.
Waverly used to be a lawyer and is now a mother 24/7. She has made a commitment to cooking for her family and absolutely loves it even when her family does not. She is teaching them, one meal at a time, to enjoy wholesome homemade food. She abhors processed food but recognizes its insidious nature and accepts the fact that her children will occasionally get some Skittles, Doritos, or the like. Her philosophy and hope is that if she teaches them well at home, they will prefer wholesome healthy foods when they go out into the world without her.