Piña Coladas have been my favorite summer drink for as long as I can remember. Combining two of my favorite flavors (pineapple and coconut) I could seriously drink one every day. Unfortunately, a scrumptious Piña Colada on the beach made at the cute little ocean-side Tiki Bar are never very healthy. I have tried many healthy recipes that mimic that classic flavor, but none ever came close till the real thing…until this one! I took one sip of this sweet and creamy drink and knew that I had finally found the Perfect Piña Colada recipe. Have you guys ever been the Cheddar’s and ordered their Piña Colada? Well it’s one of my favorite for two reasons. 1: it tastes fabulous! 2: They drizzle honey on the rim and dip it in toasted coconut. This is the best part of the drink so I knew I had to include that in my recipe.

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Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (or more, depending on your consistancy preference)
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
  • Stevia (to taste)
  • handful of ice (consistancy preference)
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 Tbs. toasted coconut

Directions:

  1. Combine pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut milk, coconut extract, Stevia, and ice in a blender and blend until fully combined.
  2. In a small pan, toast coconut until slightly browned on medium heat. Remove from heat and add honey; mix well.
  3. Take the rim of your glass and dip it in the honey/coconut mixture, swirling it around until the top is coated.
  4. Fill your glass with your Piña Colada mixture and enjoy!