Pina Colada Smoothies

When it comes to having a good, solid, summery weekend I do just fine.

I own a grill and know how to use it.

I live 1/2 a mile from a beach and half that far from two separate frozen yogurt establishments.

I wear my sunglasses. Sometimes even at night.

This weekend, though…this weekend, something special happened.

That, my friends, is happiness in a glass.

Or mug, or blender pitcher. Whatever gets this to your face the fastest.

Simple Pina Colada Smoothie
makes 3-4 drinks

1 cup vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup coconut rum (such as Malibu)
1 cup pineapple juice
7-8 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients until smooth. You can adjust the amount of rum to suit your preferences.

This is bad news for my waistline and the new bathing suit I just bought.

But you know what? A few pounds of fun chub are worth it when it tastes like a mariachi band is playing on a Mexican beach at sunset on your tongue.

Or something less creepy and specific.

Maybe I should switch to water.

20 thoughts on “Pina Colada Smoothies

  1. Great creepy and specific description. 🙂 The recipe looks delicious and the end result makes me want to be on said Mexican beach as we speak. I can’t wait to try this out!

  2. Reminds me of tropical liquors- a frozen drink bar I was fortunate enough to have a roommate work at for a year of college. I gained 3 pounds that summer. Mostly from their “toasted almond”. There was ice cream and kahlua involved.

  3. Haha! I adore you!! fun chub – lol

    I don’t know what’s more dangerous the beach or the close distant to froyo!

    Great recipe, great great!

  4. I have been craving pina coladas lately. The problem is they’re so good I drink the whole thing in 10 seconds and then feel pukey the rest of the night. I bet I’d drink this one in like, 2 seconds. And then I would die. But it would be a good way to go.

  5. Actually, this is really a healthy drink- ice cream=dairy; coconut=healthy fat (even if it was derived and put into rum; we’ll just ignore that part); pineapple= fruit; ice cubes= hydration…friggin’ fantastic, yo!

  6. I have to say that I’m sort of with SIL and her comment…this is really a healthy drink after all! Too funny.

  7. I’m going to go ahead and declare this the official cocktail of Summer 2012. We need to find somewhere we can buy Malibu and pinnapple juice in bulk. I think a trip to Costco may be in order…

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