The Perfect Piña Colada Recipe: How to Make One at Home

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Welcome to our recipe for the perfect Piña Colada! This drink is a summer favorite, and it's easy to make at home. All you need are a few simple ingredients: rum, coconut, pineapple, and ice. We're also going to be throwing in a twist and adding hemp hearts to this cocktail. Hulled hemp seeds not only add nutritional value but they have a delicious nutty taste to them that should complement this drink well. Follow these step-by-step instructions, and you'll be sipping on your own Piña Coladas in no time!

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Piña Colada Recipe

This recipe makes 4 to 6 servings and takes roughly 5 minutes to blend, pour, and serve.

Cream of coconut: is a sweetened, dairy-free coconut cream that has syrup-like texture and is often used in piña coladas and other cocktails. You can find it near the alcoholic drinks in your grocery store, or you can purchase it online. It is also vegan friendly!

Is Cream of Coconut the Same as Coconut Cream?

No. Cream of coconut is a sweetened, dairy-free coconut cream that has a syrup-like texture. Coconut cream is unsweetened and contains more solids than cream of coconut. Coconut cream is often used in dishes such as curries or Thai food, while cream of coconut is most commonly used in cocktails such as piña coladas.

Pineapple: is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. It also contains significant amounts of the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin A. All of that and it tastes great too.

Hemp hearts: which are hulled hemp seeds are a great source of plant-based protein. They contain all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential ones that our bodies cannot produce on their own. Hemp hearts are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc, and iron.

Are Pina Coladas Vegan-Friendly?

Yes, Piña Coladas are vegan-friendly! All of the ingredients in this cocktail are plant-based, so there is no need to worry about whether or not they will fit into your vegan lifestyle.

Piña Colada Ingredients

 6 fl oz white rum
 6 oz cream of coconut**do not use coconut milk or coconut cream
 6 oz pineapple juice
 3 tbsp hemp hearts
 ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
 4 cups ice
 4 fl oz golden or añejo rum
 pineapple wedges for garnishing (optional)

How to Make Piña Coladas

1

Blend: Place the white rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and chunks, hemp hearts, and ice in a blender. Process until totally blended.

2

Pour: Pour into glasses and top with and top with the golden rum (it should float on top).

3

Serve: Serve with pineapple leaves or slices as garnish if desired.

Ingredients

 6 fl oz white rum
 6 oz cream of coconut**do not use coconut milk or coconut cream
 6 oz pineapple juice
 3 tbsp hemp hearts
 ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
 4 cups ice
 4 fl oz golden or añejo rum
 pineapple wedges for garnishing (optional)

Directions

1

Blend: Place the white rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and chunks, hemp hearts, and ice in a blender. Process until totally blended.

2

Pour: Pour into glasses and top with and top with the golden rum (it should float on top).

3

Serve: Serve with pineapple leaves or slices as garnish if desired.

The Perfect Piña Colada Recipe: How to Make One at Home

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