Pina Colada

09 November 2016 by Lincoln Ramsay

Here is the Pina Colada recipe I’ve been working on. I’ve been wanting to put this together for ages and finally got around to it.

Pina Colada

1 measure of coconut cream
2 measures of pineapple juice
1 measure of rum
5 large ice cubes
half a measure of simple syrup (or 2 teaspoons icing sugar)

Put all the ingredients into a Thermomix (blender)
Mix on speed 6 until smooth
Pour into a glass
Put on Escape (The Pina Colada Song) and contemplate the lyrics while you enjoy the drink

I use a 1/3 cup measure which happens to make exactly the right amount to fill up my cup.
Simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water) doesn’t have to dissolve. Icing sugar is better at dissolving than regular sugar if you don’t have syrup.
If you start with colder ingredients (eg. store in the fridge or freezer), you’ll get a nice slushy texture. But really, as long as the drink ends up cold, it’ll be fine.
The official standards say to use white rum but I have made this with Bundaberg rum and it’s just as good, if not better (but then I do like the taste of rum).