The bambinos love pina coladas. Their pina-colada-loving has appeared many times on this blog. Click here for example. It is a special drink for vacations, or for special occasions, or for making occasions special. Real pina coladas are so rich, you couldn’t drink more than one or two every once in a great while. But they are surprisingly easy to make. And time at the beach house is so special, that at least a couple times in July, an evening calls for coladas!
You can tweak these into lots of different flavors to suit your sweet tooth. Kyle is particularly fond of banana coladas (just replace the pineapple with a ripe fresh banana). Braydon and I love mango coladas (sub mango for the pineapple). Owen and Meera are purists and love the straight up pina coladas (“pina” = pineapple).
INREDIENTS (this makes 2 drinks):
- 2/3 cup cream of coconut
- 2 cups fresh pineapple (or whatever fruit you want to use: banana, mango, papaya, peach)
- a dash or two of fresh lime juice
- 3 cups crushed ice
- and if you want to make it the real deal: 3 ounces rum