Frozen Mixers you make: Piña Colada

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Here we go! Let’s get ready for Summer entertaining by filling our freezer with a bunch of Frozen Mixers ready to blend up and get your party started. It’s easier than you think, and so much better for you too. These homemade mixes contain fresh ingredients, no preservatives or artificial flavors and colorings, and much less sugar, in fact, no high fructose corn syrup like the popular frozen brands. Whoop!  Another very cool thing about these mixers is that they can be blended with alcohol or without for kids, pregnant ladies, and Baptists.  See? Everyone may partake.

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Let’s get going with the Piña Colada, a tropical blend of coconut milk and fresh pineapple, and a bit of organic cane sugar for a tad of sweetness.  These are very refreshing and so clean tasting. None of that syrupy sweetness you will find in the purchased kind, but distinct flavors equally vying for your affections.  You can use white rum, but I find the spiced rum is nice too. For those who are drinking sans alcohol, replace the rum with your favorite fruit juice such as cranberry juice for a Cran-Colada, Ginger Beer for a Ginger-Colada,  or mango for a Mango-Colada. You get the idea.

I also made these with honey, but found that honey took over. The sugar amount depends on you. I felt that 1/3 cup made it sweet but not over the top. Try it out with 1/4 cup, then you can always blend in a bit more when you are blending up the mixer. Capiche? Bravo.

Bottoms up!

Frozen Mixers you make: Piña Colada
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Recipe type: Beverage, Frozen Cocktail
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
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Total time: 
 
Frozen Cocktail Mixers at the ready.
Ingredients
  • 1 can 13.5 ounce organic full fat coconut milk, not lite
  • 1 pound fresh pineapple chunks, organic if you can find it
  • ⅓ cup organic cane sugar
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour into three 12 ounce regular mouth mason jars. Do not pour past the ridge at the neck of the jar. Leave a ¾ inch headspace.
  3. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. Makes 3 jars. Each jar serves 3-4 party goers
Notes
To make Piña Coladas- remove one jar frozen mixer from freezer and run under hot water for 1 minute. Pour out into blender- it will still be frozen. Add ½ jar (use the jar for measuring) of rum, and 1 heaping jar of ice cubes. Blend until smooth and creamy. It will be hard to blend at first, but will get going. If you have a smaller blender, you may want to defrost the mixer on the counter for 30 minutes. Makes 3 cups. Three 8 ounce portions, or four 6 ounce portions. *For alcohol-free drinks replace the rum with ginger ale, ginger beer, mango juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, softened vanilla ice cream, or other favorite juice.

I use 12 ounce regular mouth Mason Jars for this recipe. You will need three. You may also use a zip-top bag, or any other container you prefer. But the jars are savvy. Aye?

Coming Soon: Strawberry Daiquiri Frozen Mixer

3 Comments

  1. Posted May 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM | Permalink

    Yum! Yum! Yum! Is it summer yet?! PS…Not sure if you already knew, but I like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain.

    • Robin Sue
      Posted May 8, 2013 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

      You crack me up!

  2. Posted May 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM | Permalink

    Great idea Robin Sue and I’ll have to try your fresh pina colada recipe.

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