This refreshing drink inevitably conjures up images of warm sunny days on beautiful island beaches! Piña Colada stands for 'strained pineapple'. iIt is known as a 'Virgin' Piña Colada because the drink is alcohol-free. An exotic combination of pineapple and cream, this recipe is my version of the world-famous drink.
¼ cup crushed pineapple
1 cup pineapple juice (chilled)
½ cup coconut cream
1 cup crushed ice
1 tsp lemon juice
1-2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
1 tbsp. sugar (or to taste)
TIP: If you're using sweetened pineapple juice or sweetened cream of coconut, then you can omit the sugar.
Put everything in a blender, process until creamy and well combined. Serve in glasses garnished with pineapple wedges or maraschino cherries or both.