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Frozen Pina Colada

This delicious tropical Pina Colada is super easy to make and more delicious to sip
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword easy pina colada, frozen pina colada, pina colada
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cocktails
Calories 341kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces white rum
  • 3 ounces cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez)
  • 2 ounce light cream
  • 10 ounces pineapple juice (8 - 10 ounces, you choose)
  • 2 cherries (put each one on a martini pick)
  • 2 triangles pineapple (cut a slit in them so you can put them on the glass as garnish)

Instructions

  • Get your blender container
  • Add rum, creme de coconut, light cream and pineapple juice
  • Add 2 cups of ice, cap the blender and blend on high for 1 - 2 minutes until smooth and thick. Add more ice if the colada isn't thick enough for you
  • Pour the colada into your glassware
  • Garnish each glass with a cherry and pineapple slice
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy

Notes

Helpful tips
  • If possible, use fresh pineapple as your garnish, not canned. There is no substitute for fresh and I'm not a fan of heavy syrups.
  • You can use clear rum or gold rum but I wouldn't recommend dark rum. In my opinion, dark rum has too heavy a taste for this cocktail.
  • Although they are pretty popular, if you plan to make frozen cocktails, do NOT use a blender with the blades in the cap of the device. It makes it hard to open the top and add more ice without creating a mess.
  • After many years of holding out, I now own a Vitamix blender and I'm telling you, I'd never go back to another brand.
  • Whenever I use maraschino cherries for garnish, I always rinse the cherries off so there is minimal syrup transfer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg