Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Piña Colada

It's hot! I mean it's really, really hot! Go to the pool and take a dip hot. Turn on the radio, listen to Kenny Chesney, and wish you were in the Caribbean hot. Unfortunately, we don't have the coins for the Caribbean, but I did pick up the ingredients for this tropical treat. The kids totally love it and have asked for it three days in a row.


4 fluid oz Cream of Coconut
4 fluid oz unsweetened Pineapple juice
2 cups ice
maraschino cherries and frozen pineapple chuncks (if they are handy)

Combine the Cream of Coconut (NOT to be confused with coconut milk. Cream of Coconut is found with the mixers), pineapple juice, and ice in a blender. Blend well. Garnish with marachino cherries and frozen pineapple chucks in you have them. I went a step further (and the girls felt like royalty). Add a few drops of red food coloring to a small bowl of granulated sugar and mix with a fork. Wet the rim of the glass in a little maraschino cherry syrup and dip it in the sugar. It's an extra step, but it adds a little class to this summer treat.

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