If there’s something that I love and crave often is Puerto Rico’s official beverage: piña colada (without the rum!) Of course, the piña colada is a cocktail that has rum in it, but I make it without! It’s just as delicious. It’s like having a slushy explosion in your mouth from the sweetness of the pineapple and coconut! Oh so sweet, and delicious. It’s also so refreshing during the summer or any other time.

For me, it was a flashback of sipping some piña colada during “Las Fiestas Patronales” while listening to music and enjoying the festivities with friends and family. My husband and son will most likely not have the same memories, but I hope that when they drink the piña colada it will remind them of the tropical paradise that Puerto Rico is. 🙂
There are a few recipes out there, but mine is super simple! The best thing is that it’s kid-friendly!
15 oz of cream of coconut
15 oz of crushed pineapples
cup of ice
Put in the blender and mix until ice is crushed. It’s the perfect recipe for kids!
If you don’t have the cream of coconut and have coconut milk then you can try the following recipe:

Receta de piña colada

Ingredientes (Ingredients)
64 oz de jugo de piña (64 oz. pineapple juice)
1 lata de leche condensada 14 oz (1 can of condensed milk)
12 a 16 oz de leche de coco (coconut milk)
1 cucharada de extracto de vainilla (1 tsp. vanilla extract)

Mezcle en licuadora y sirva en copa de cristal. (Mix in blender and serve in a glass cup)

What fun and delicious beverage from your culture do you share with your family?  Please comment, like, share or pin!
¡Hasta la próxima!


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  1. I love that photo and these recipes sound delicious! I'm pinning this and I can't wait to taste one.

  2. A favorite over here as well, who can turn down such tropical deliciousness?! We like to pour a little "juice" straight from a coconut in there, and maybe even add a few coconut shavings. Mmmmm, sabroso!!! 🙂

  3. Hi Liz! Thanks for stopping by, and I love that idea of the coconut juice, and shavings…. mmmm yummy!

  4. Ooh, I love this! We just came in from an afternoon outside, so this looks especially good right now! And what a cute photo 🙂 Silly question – what's cream of coconut (vs. coconut milk), and where do you find it?

  5. This looks great! As I don't drink alcohol, I think I'm going to be making it for myself quite a few times over the summer.


  6. How many kid size drinks does this make? Planning for a party and need to purchase ingredients. Thanks,

    1. Author

      Hi Lisa! Apologies for the late response. If you serve the drink in a 6 oz. cup you’ll have 15 servings.

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