So as we celebrate national pina colada day which is a favorite of mine) Think on how to make your pina coladas even better and post them in the comments:)
While the drink is delicious, it can pack a punch of up to 425 calories. Instead, opt for this lighter version at only 125 calories from Cooking Light.
Recipe: Lighter Pina Coladas
2 cups flaked sweetened coconut 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated fat-free milk 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple 2 1/2 cups ice cubes 3/4 cup gold rum (such as Bacardi Gold) 1/4 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons light agave nectar 8 fresh pineapple slices
Combine 2 cups coconut and evaporated milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and cook until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil), about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
Arrange pineapple in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze at least 1 hour or until firm.
Strain coconut mixture through a sieve over a medium bowl, pressing coconut with the back of a spoon to remove as much milk as possible. Discard solids.
Combine pineapple, ice cubes, rum, juice, and agave nectar in a blender; process mixture until smooth. Add milk mixture, and process until smooth. Serve with pineapple slices.
Visit cookinglight.com for a step-by-step guide to this recipe.