I love a good rum-based cocktail and this Frozen Piña Colada is one of my all time favourite drinks. I have had some pretty good ones in Central America, where they have amazing pineapples and coconuts. By the way, did you know that piña colada has been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978? Yes, I am not kidding you! In fact, National Piña Colada Day is celebrated on the island on the 10th of July.
To make this frozen version, all you need is coconut ice cream (have you already tried my home-made coconut ice cream?) and frozen pineapple chunks. As simple as that!
You can also make a non-alcoholic version of this drink by substituting the rum with coconut water. Believe me, the kids will love it and they will feel all grown-up when given their own drink!
I will be making this Frozen Piña Colada for our New Year’s Eve celebrations as it is summer down here! However to my friends in the Northern Hemisphere I say… it’s always a good time to bring a little tropics into your house! So have a go at it anyway!
Cheers to 2018 and have a fantastic New Year!
Frozen Piña Colada
- 90 ml – 3 oz. rum
- 4 scoops coconut ice cream
- 120 ml – ½ cup pineapple juice
- 245 gms – 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 tbsp simple syrup
- Maraschino cherries or regular cherries to garnish
- Pineapple wedges to garnish
In a blender, combine the coconut ice cream, rum, pineapple juice, frozen pineapple chunks, and simple syrup. Blend until smooth.
Pour into serving glasses. Garnish with maraschino cherry and pineapple wedge.
To make a non-alcoholic version, substitute the rum with the same amount of coconut water.