Pina Coladapops

Pina Coladapops were the magical equation of a hot day and long forgotten cupboard ingredients.

If you’ve been on the internet over the past few days I’m pretty sure you would have seen *somebody* mentioning how great the weather is, and whilst that may not seem newsworthy to most of the world, genuine perfect days are hard to come by in England. I mean sure. We have warm days and we have clear days but rarely do we have both on the same day, and even rarer is the occurrence of such a day on a much beloved weekend!

So Pina Coladapops were born.
It was on a meltingly hot day after a cold shower that I realised that I needed something to cool down with. Unfortunately, upon peering in the freezer I noticed that the only frozen things we had were a bag of frozen peas, fish fillets and yorkshire puddings.
Hardly the stuff sunshiny dreams are made of.
So in desperation I searched the cupboards which is where I stumbled across a mini bottle of rum which had been long forgotten about and some coconut cream because I bought the wrong thing when all I ate was Thai food.

It’s believed that a Mr Ramón “Monchito” Marrero Pérez was the first to have made the Pina Colada cocktail at the Caribe Hilton Hotel’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan way back when, in 1954, and all these years later it’s still a firm favourite to a cocktail lovers repertoire… Which I’m totally copying for my summer-loving pleasure.
Because yano. I’m original like that.

To make your very own Pina Coladapops you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Of Coconut Cream
  • 100ml Rum
  • 100ml Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • Ice-Lolly Moulds

Whizz all of the ingredients together in a blender.
Pour it into the moulds.
Pop in the freezer and BAM.

Delicious ice-cold Caribbean flavours await you…

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