Cheers to the start of August, friends!
I have the most appropriate drink to kick off a new summer month: mango piña coladas!
So fresh and fruity and summery. Ideal for sipping poolside on a hot day. Really, perfect for sipping anywhere on a hot day.
I loooove a piña colada. They scream “VACATION!” to me, and whenever we’ve traveled somewhere tropical, I almost always order one. Just for fun. Just to say I did. Most times, I’m pleasantly reminded why I love them so.
That said, I can usually only have one. They’re too sweet for more than that. UNTIL NOW!
These mango piña coladas are still loaded with the creamy sweetness of a traditional colada but with a little tangy-tart twist: mango! The mango totally lightens these up, if that makes sense. It’s bright flavor sort of makes everything else pop. And because I find cream of coconut to be sweet enough, I don’t add any additional sweetener here.
It’s just frozen fruit, cream of coconut, rum, and a splash of pineapple juice. Easy peasy.
The result is still deliciously creamy and tropical but without the over-the-top, send-me-into-a-sugar-coma sweetness. It’s perfect!
I actually love blender drinks like this for entertaining. You can make a big batch to serve a larger group of people in one easy step. Everyone gets a festive and frosty drink to enjoy.
Oh, and don’t forget the paper umbrellas. They’re madatory!
Mango adds a fun twist to these frozen piña coladas! They come together quickly and easily – all you need is a blender!
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 8 oz white rum
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 1 (15-oz) can cream of coconut (See NOTE)
- Fresh pineapple or mango slices
- Maraschino cherries
- Paper umbrellas
- Place the frozen fruit, rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut in a blender and blend on high. Add handfuls of ice while the machine is running until the mixture reaches a slushy, thickened consistency.
- Pour the mixture into serving glasses and garnish as desired. Serve immediately!
- You can make this nonalcoholic by subbing all pineapple juice for the rum.
- Cream of coconut will lend a very sweet and strong coconut flavor to these drinks. If you cannot find it, sub with a can of regular coconut milk. Just know that the coconut flavor may be slightly less potent. The drink will also be less sweet – add an extra splash of pineapple juice or a drizzle of agave nectar, honey, or simple syrup (to taste!).
- Category: cocktail
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