July 14, 2005

Chill Out!!

It's going to be 106 (that's Fahrenheit, folks) today in Fresno, so I thought I'd post a great cool-down recipe. I love Pina Coladas, and this is a great Pina Colada punch recipe for those summertime get-togethers, backyard barbecues, etc. It can be scaled down to make just a pitcher or you can make the whole enchilada for a big group.

Pina Colada Punch

Prep Time: approx. 20 Minutes. Makes 30 servings. Originally from allrecipes.com

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (or chopped fresh if you've got it)
1 (8 ounce) can coconut cream
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
2 cups light rum (can be omitted, just add more juice/soda to make volume)
1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

1 In a large plastic container, combine ice cream, crushed pineapple, coconut cream, pineapple juice and rum. Mix well and slowly stir in the lemon-lime soda. Freeze for 4 hours or until slushy. If you don't have a lot of time, mix all ingredients and blend until slushy in small batches in the blender. Freeze until serving.

Posted by caltechgirl at July 14, 2005 03:15 PM | TrackBack


I'm waiting for Jay to make some goofy comment about me missing Fresno. It's got to be coming any time now, lol.

Did I say mmmmmmmmm? That sounds so incredibly yummy. :-)

Posted by: Deb at July 14, 2005 08:03 PM

Oops, sorry to disappoint...

Besides, it's not Fresno she misses. It's the roads.

Posted by: Jay at July 14, 2005 10:33 PM

I can't see why she would miss the roads. Fresno drivers are about the worst in the country.

Posted by: Ben at July 15, 2005 12:39 AM

Because the majority of them have more than 2 lanes. And there are left turn lanes. And they're laid out in a sensible manner.

And Fresno drivers have absolutely nothing on the morons around here. Trust me on this one.

Posted by: Deb at July 15, 2005 01:08 AM

Man, my mum told me it was 115 in St. George yesterday! I think she needs this recipe :) But she's taking the heat well, which surprises me.

Posted by: Ith at July 15, 2005 03:37 PM

Oh girl...it's just beastly hot! Thanks for the recipe!

Posted by: Pam at July 15, 2005 04:25 PM

Sounds yummy!

Posted by: Sissy at July 17, 2005 01:04 PM