{Thirsty Friday} Pina Colnada

Remember that drink I promised you on Wednesday?  Well, it's finally here and I'm so excited to share it with you. 

Pina Colnada {Pedantic Foodie}

This is my Pina Colada that's not really a Pina Colada, it's more like a Pina Col-nada.  It is missing some classic components and featuring some new ones and though it's not traditional, it's pretty darn fantastic.  

Let's dive right into this liquid paradise!

Pina Colnada {Pedantic Foodie}

Pineapple juice (not from concentrate, please!), coconut cream, fresh lime juice, and cinnamon, (yes, cinnamon, stay with me), get blended up with a handful of ice cubes and a bit of sugar. 

Pina Colnada {Pedantic Foodie}

Aren't limes pretty?

 When I was five my favorite color was Chartreuse and I don't think I've completely outgrown it. 

Pina Colnada {Pedantic Foodie}

The final product has a consistency not unlike eggnog, thanks to the coconut cream.  Coconut cream is a very thick, creamy coconut milk.  If you cannot find it at your local grocery store, you could substitute unsweetened coconut milk, it just won't be quite as thick. 

Pina Colnada {Pedantic Foodie}

This drink is creamy and thick yet bright and refreshing.  The acid from the pineapple and lime is balanced out with the nutty coconut cream and the warm, spicy cinnamon.  It really is the perfect marriage of flavors.

It's like taking a trip to Hawaii for the afternoon.  

Pina Colnada {Pedantic Foodie}

This weekend is off to an excellent start. 


  Pedantic Foodie

Pina Colnada 

serves 4

  • 1 cup coconut cream 
  • 2 cups pineapple juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups ice 
  • juice of two limes

In the pitcher of your blender combine coconut cream, pineapple juice, cinnamon, and sugar.  Pulse to combine.  Add ice and lime juice and blend on high until smooth.  Serve immediately* with fresh lime slices. Enjoy!

*You can keep this in the refrigerator for a day but it will eventually lose its iciness and be a bit thinner but still completely delicious.  Enjoy!