I’m so excited to share with you my friend, Jamie from My Daily Cup Blog, who you might see around here every so often! She’s sharing a couple of fun recipes for Pina Colada Day today, so I hope you’re getting to celebrate in one way or another! Be sure to go check out Jamie’s blog for lifestyle inspiration, recipes, fun finds and lots of Jesus’ love (my favorite part)! I know you’ll love her, so I want to share…without further adieu, here is Jamie!
It’s National Pina Colada Day!
I didn’t know this was a national day to celebrate but I shouldn’t be surprised. Doesn’t it seem like there is a national day for everything these days? Donuts. Margaritas. Tacos….No wait, those are everyday celebrations for me. Ha! Just not kidding.
I’m super excited to be here on Little Lovelies sharing some pina colada recipes! Hold up, I’m super exited to be here on Little Lovelies…period! I’m honored that Ashlee would ask me to join in on her little community. Hopefully these recipes will all be new to you and something you can find yourself enjoying this Summer and forever and ever amen. If you know me or follow along with my blog and/or Instagram then you probably know I like to keep things simple with my cooking. I don’t get crazy with ingredients and do my best to keep it as “clean” as possible. You might also know I like to over share sometimes. With that being said…one recipe wasn’t enough for me. So, you get three (Kid friendly drink, a snack and an adult drink). You’re welcome.
1. Pina Colada Lemonade: Over on my instastories, about a month ago, I shared my new favorite drink obsession. I was calling it “coconut lemonade” since it involved lemonade and coconut La Croix. Original, I know! When thinking of recipes I instantly knew I could turn that drink into a pina colada lemonade! I searched for one on Pinterest with no luck so you can call this one an original. I like this version because the La Croix is a naturally flavored carbonated water. We have a serious love for all things La Croix over here! The True Lemon packets I use are sweetened with stevia so you aren’t getting that high sugar count like you would with regular lemonade. I found my packets at Target for less than $2/box. I used regular pineapple juice which does have some sugar in it but we aren’t using much. This is seriously so refreshing! I love the little bit of carbonation you get from the La Croix, too. Our kids have been enjoying these as well. Our two year old ask for “La Coy, pwease”. I can’t say “No”.
Pina Colada Lemonade:
1 Coconut La Croix
1 Packet of True Lemon
Pineapple juice to taste
Put the lemonade packet in first then pour in your La Croix. It will fizz but will go down as you stir. Add in the pineapple juice to taste. I think I used half of an 8 oz can. Add ice and enjoy!
2. Pina Colada Fruit Dip: It tastes as yummy as it sounds. This one isn’t “clean” or the healthiest but what a pleaser it is! My kiddos went to town after I made this. It’s super simple and the perfect afternoon snack with fruit, graham crackers and chocolate teddy bears! All you need are four ingredients and all the things your heart desires to dip in it.
Pina Colada Fruit Dip:
8 oz. softened cream cheese
7 oz marshmallow fluff
8 oz. crushed pineapple drained
1/2 cup or more of sweetened coconut flakes
Whip your cream cheese and marshmallow fluff until fluffy. Fold in the crushed pineapple and coconut. Chill and serve with whatever you’d like to enjoy it with. You can even toast some of the coconut to put on top!
3. Last but certainly not least…Pina Colada Sangria. Yummy and refreshing and just for mom! I made this one while having a playdate with my friend Kristin (who also happens to be a very dear friend of Ashlee’s). Naturally I made her play photographer. This one would be great for when you have guests and plan on cooking out!
Pina Colada Sangria
2- 750 ml bottles White Moscato
1 1/2 cups Coconut Rum
20 oz crushed pineapple with juice
Mix all those ingredients up adding more or less to taste. I added extra pineapple juice. It’s best to let this sit overnight so that all the flavors mix together really good. Then you can taste it and see if it needs more of anything…like rum. HA. Also, is my drink dispenser big enough??
So that’s it! Thank you guys for tuning in and a big ole thank you to Ashlee for having me. I’ll be praying that each of you have a wonderful week.
Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. Psalm 119:20