Last month my husband whisked me away to Orlando for a surprise birthday vacation. We had such a great time! The first thing we did when we got situated was go to Bahama Breeze, a Caribbean restaurant on International Drive, and order virgin Piña Coladas. Ah, perfect bliss! I love piña coladas! It was a delicious way to kick-start our fabulous vacation. :)
Since we got back, I’ve been making Piña Coladas regularly. Mmmmm! They are so luscious and creamy… to me, they just emanate tropical deliciousness! :)
This is the standard ‘authentic’ Piña Colada recipe (minus the rum since we don’t drink alcohol). Our entire family enjoys these for a delicious summer time treat!
Virgin Piña Colada
Submitted by Erin ~ The Sisters Cafe
4 fluid oz. Cream of Coconut
4 fluid oz. pineapple juice (I use unsweetened)
2 cups ice
(This is not part of the original recipe, but I usually add 4 or so chunks of frozen pineapple – found by the frozen fruits in the grocery store.)
*Cream of Coconut is found in a 15 oz can by the mixers in the grocery store. The most notable brand is Coco Lopez. This is NOT the same as coconut milk.*
Combine ingredients in a blender and mix well. Garnish with pineapple and cherry. Serves 2.
(For a fun presentation, dip the rim of the glass in colored sugar. I add a drop of red to a small bowl of granulated sugar and mix it in with a spoon. Then I wet the rim of the glass with some of the syrup from the maraschino cherries and dip it in the sugar.)