I just HAD to make a frozen drink this week… so I blended up this Piña Colada. Why? Because I am so proud of myself!
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I repaired my KitchenAid blender ALL BY MYSELF! I burned it up trying to chop sun-dried tomatoes in it a while back. Don’t do that.
I searched online for the name of the part that I melted (the coupling), found a video on YouTube on how to remove and replace it, and got ‘er done. I also had to purchase a new blade because of course, it was dull from those darn sun-dried tomatoes. Oops. All for less than $20. 🙂 It would have cost that much just to ship it to be repaired, it’s so heavy!
Anyway, the frozen cocktail I chose to make first in my “like new” blender was a simple classic frozen piña colada. And it was a perfect choice being that the heat index has been hovering in the 115 degree range. Wow! 😮
I can’t even get my dog Chance to go outside to walk more than five minutes – he doesn’t need to in the heat we’re having, anyway. It’s downright dangerous.
These are your three simple ingredients: Light rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple orange juice (and ice of course!). Now I shouldn’t have called this a “classic” piña colada because the classic version has pineapple juice, not pineapple orange juice. I like the added citrus flavor of the orange juice. So that’s how I make it. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream if you want. 🙂
So go get your blendin’ on… and try not to break your blender like I did. Cheers to the weekend!
- ½ cup cream of coconut
- ½ cup pineapple orange juice
- ½ cup light rum
- 3 cups ice
- Optional: cherries for garnish
- Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until desired consistency is reached. Add more ice to thicken, if desired.