Pina Coladas are one of my all-time favorite drinks.
They always remind me of fun summer beach vacations.
And...since the Mr. and I decided not to take vacations anymore in the summer
(only during the year when school is in session and when it's not so dang hot),
I decided to make a super cool Pina Colada,
but in the form of a snow cone.
I have lately become enamored with snow cones.
Sure I loved the heck out them as a child,
but really haven't given them much thought since my younger days.
Now I realize that it's the perfect treat for our hot, humid days.
(I actually pick one up at a local snow cone establishment once a week for one of my sweet patients--his, however, is of the virgin variety.)
The other wonderful part of this recipe,
is that I also used one of my all-time favorite summer beach liqueurs--Malibu.
Oh, how I love you Malibu and all of your fruity goodness.
Now be warned,
when you make this drink... your husband will make fun of you.
He will ask why didn't you just make a frozen Pina Colada???
That is when you tell him that snow cones are the ultimate summer treat and that you deserve it!!
Then you eat it in front of him, making sure to take your time and enjoy it, while he is watering the yard and sweating.
He'll be extremely jealous.
(No more making fun--problem solved.)
Pina Colada Snow Cones
(makes 2 snow cones)
4 ounces pineapple juice
4 ounces coconut cream (I used Coco Lopez)
4 ounces Malibu Rum with Coconut Liqueur
fresh or maraschino cherry for garnish
In a blender or cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, coconut cream, and Malibu Rum. Mix well. Fill your glasses halfway with shaved ice. Add 1/2 of the mixture. Add more shaved ice to fill up the glass. Add 1/4 of the mixture. Add more shaved ice to your glasses and shape into a ball. Top with the remaining 1/4 of the mixture. Garnish each with a cherry.
Keep Cool and Enjoy,