Piña Coladas and Cinco de Mayo

5 May

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I am reporting to you live today from the Alabama AAP spring meeting at the beautiful Baytown Wharf in Sandestin. While I am learning about the latest in concussion management, child-parent attachment, and ADHD treatment, I hope you will be enjoying a relaxing Saturday with some tasty beverages and perhaps some guacamole. I know most people may think of margaritas when they think of Mexican heritage day, but I have been asked to share this recipe and this seemed like a good time 🙂

I hope you will make time to enjoy these today. This mix is so simple and so much better than the stuff you buy at the grocery store. You can keep the mix in a large jug in the fridge and use it as needed (just be sure to shake it well).

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Our Reach Out and Read coordinator, Polly, approves!!

Piña Colada Mix

1 large can pineapple juice
1 can cream of coconut
1 can condensed milk (not evaporated), add to taste

Combine the pineapple juice and cream of coconut in a large screw top jug. Add half the can of condensed milk. Close the lid on the jug and shake well to mix. Continue adding condensed milk to taste until desired sweetness is achieved.

Piña Colada for One

Crushed ice
1/2 ounce coconut rum
1 ounce gold rum
Piña colada mix

Fill 16 ounce cup to brim with crushed ice. Pour in rums. Fill with piña colada mix to top of ice. Pour into blender and blend on low speed. Gradually increase speed to high and blend for at least 30-60 seconds. The longer you blend it, the smoother and creamier your piña colada will be. Garnish with fresh pineapple, cherry, and umbrella, if desired, and enjoy!

*To make a virgin piña colada, omit the rum and replace it with 1 1/2 ounces of water. Water is necessary to ensure the mixture blends properly.

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5 Responses to “Piña Coladas and Cinco de Mayo”

  1. Tammy Jones May 5, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Yay! These are the best! Once you make these you’ll never buy the mix again. :o)

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