The Piña Colada is the national drink of Puerto Rico and National Piña Colada Day is celebrated on July 10th. It’s a sweet, tropical drink often made using pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut milk or cream, rum, and sometimes added sugars.
This Pina Colada recipe has no added sugar and uses fresh pinapple, which lowers the total carbohydrate by about 10 grams per serving when compared to a typical Pina Colada. If you were to make this without alcohol, there would be about 100 fewer calories per serving (carbs are the same because white rum has no carbs). Some people like to attach a Maraschino cherry to the pineapple slice with a toothpick. Keep in mind that a single Maraschino cherry (from the store, sold in jars), would add about 2 grams of carbohydrate.
Recipe Yield: 2
- 1/4 cup of cold water
- 2 packets SPLENDA Naturals Stevia Sweetener
- 3 fl. oz. white rum
- 1/3 cup lite coconut milk
- Handful of ice cubes
- 12 ounces frozen pineapple chunks
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- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides if needed.
- Divide among two glasses, such as large wine glasses or hurricane glasses.
- Garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple and serve immediately.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Fat: 3 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 10 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 25 grams
Sugars: 17 grams
Recipe and image appear courtesy of Splenda.
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