MANGO PIÑA COLADAS {MOCKTAILS OR COCKTAILS}

MANGO PIÑA COLADAS {MOCKTAILS OR COCKTAILS}
Cocktail or mocktail? This mango piña colada recipe uses fresh fruit and coconut milk. With just a few ingredients, you can whip this refreshing drink together in no time.
My strawberry piña coladas have been such a hit that I decided we needed more fresh drinks that can be made mocktail or cocktail. I thought, why not create an even more tropical drink with my favorite tropical fruit, the mango? And with that we present the refreshing mango piña colada.
I know you can buy premixed drinks at the store but have you read the ingredients? And some of them are so syrupy sweet they just don’t taste that great. Since I am a huge proponent of making as much of my food and drink from scratch as possible, I hit the produce section for fresh mangoes and pineapple. By the way, if you find working with fresh pineapple a hassle, here is an easy tutorial on how to cut pineapple easily.
There is something so satisfying about making deliciously bad for you treats a little healthier, especially when you use fresh produce to pull it off. And the colors… I just love the vibrant colors of fresh mango puree and the soft yellow of pineapple.
So grab your blender, fresh produce, a can of coconut milk, and the ice. We’re hitting the beach today – at least in our dreams.

Ingredients
  • 1 medium sized pineapple (5 cups, diced)
  • 1-2 cups mango puree (1 large mango or 2 small)
  • 1 15/16 ounce can coconut milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • 6-8 ounces rum (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mango Puree
  2. Remove peel and seed from mango.
  3. Set aside a few pieces of diced mango for garnish.
  4. Puree the remainder until smooth.
  5. Pour mango puree into another container.
  6. Pina Colada
  7. Put 2 cups ice, diced pineapple, and coconut milk into blender.
  8. Blend until smooth.
  9. Mix in rum if using.
  10. Put spoonful of mango puree in bottom of glass.
  11. Swirl around bottom of glass.
  12. Fill 1/3 of glass with piña colada.
  13. Swirl in another spoonful of mango puree.
  14. Fill glass to 2/3 with piña colada.
  15. Add another spoonful of mango and swirl in.
  16. Add just a bit more piña colada.
  17. Top with diced mango garnish and serve.

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