Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Blender Drinks - Pina Colada - Family Version

Drinks bought at coffee shops and restaurants can rack up the $$ for families trying to stay on a budget. There are probably plenty of recipes online for those willing to dig around and who really want to save money.
I will stick to what I know and love to make on my own. Feel free to add a link to your favorite recipes if you like. All of my drinks are family friendly, so there are no "adult" beverages here. :)
Making your own drinks can be quick and easy if you keep some things on hand, like fruit juices, fruit and yogurt. 

Pina Coladas for 2

  • 1 cup Pineapple juice
  • 4 Tab. Cream of Coconut (Not fresh juice. The stuff in a can has added sugar)
  • 2 cups ice cubes
    Put everything in the blender and blend, turning the blender off and on as needed to let things settle and blend into a frosty wonderfulness! That's all there is to it!  Can you believe it? Couldn't be more simple. Figure out how many of these you can make for the cost of juice and a can of cream coconut and you'll think twice about going to Sonic or anywhere else even at happy hour.If there are ice cube chunks in the bottom of your glass that means you either didn't blend long enough, or your blender is having trouble withe the cubes. I have a blender that was mom's, made in the 1970s and it is a powerhouse!

    Now go make some other fruity drinks and smoothies. You can do it!


    Shannon said...

    Where do you get cream of coconut? I have found coconut milk and coconut juice. Help please. :)

     Cha said...

    I posted the picture for you. Are you my Shannon friend?