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Pina Coladas

Velvety-smooth texture and a taste of the tropics are what this tropical drink delivers. The easy-to-make drink can be mixed and chilled ahead of time. When ready to serve, just blend for a creamy and delicious beverage. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups light rum
  • 6 cups crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedges

Directions

  • In a 2-qt. pitcher, combine pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled. For each serving, add a generous cup of rum mixture and 1 cup ice to a blender. Process, covered, until smooth. Pour into a chilled hurricane or highball glass. Cut a 1-in. slit into tip of a pineapple wedge; slide wedge over rim of glass.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This tropical cocktail does use a good amount of rum. Feel free to cut back on the amount and replace it with water or additional pineapple juice if you'd like to make them a little less strong.
  • For a richer, robust flavor, try using dark rum or even spiced rum.
  • Over the years, pina coladas have gotten more and more sweet. This version doesn't include additional sugar but if you'd like it a tad bit sweeter, go ahead and add a tablespoon or two.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/4 cups: 457 calories, 13g fat (10g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.