“If you like Pina Coladas…” but you don’t like rum, then come sit by me. I’m making blender drinks, and you’re going to want one of these babies.
I love coconut. LOVE it. I also really like pineapple, too. So it makes sense that I love me a Chi-Chi. (And if you’re wondering what a Chi-Chi is, it’s really just a Pina Colada with vodka instead of rum. You’re welcome, rum-fearers. You now have a new favourite drink.)
This version of a Chi-Chi is a little different, too. Instead of adding a simple syrup, this recipe relies on fresh pineapple for its sweetness.
- 5 tbsp coconut cream (I found mine at Trader Joe's)
- 4 tbsp crushed pineapple
- 2 tbsp pineapple juice (optional)
- 2 cups ice
- 1.5 ounces vodka
- Mix all of the ingredients into blender until smooth
- Pour into a fancy drink glass
- Banana can also be used as a sweetener (this will also make the drink a little bit smoother, but there will be a slight banana taste!)
It looks so refreshing (and it was – this mama doesn’t let things go to waste!) and I know that this will be a go-to recipe for the summer. When I know that this recipe doesn’t involve table sugar and include fresh fruit, I’m all over it like a dirty shirt.
Oooh.. “A Dirty Shirt”… that sounds like it would be a good drink, too!
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Clydia @ THREE MANGO SEEDS
Tara this looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂
It IS yummy! Thanks for stopping by, Clydia! 🙂
Inspire Me Heather
That looks so refreshing, thanks for the recipe!
I love blender drinks – they’re just so… delicious! Thanks for popping by, Heather!
Guess what I’m making this weekend!! Lol LOve this recipe!
Thanks so much, Jenn! It’s a great recipe to make and not feel totally guilty about. (I pretend that vodka doesn’t have calories – it’s much better for my conscience! 😉 )
Tiffany @ MyDirt
Oh yeah! I’m gonna try this and it looks like I could make it virgin style too and it would still be equally good! Thanks for sharing.
Oh, let me know what you think, Tiffany! The beauty of most blender drinks is that they are pretty great as virgin drinks too. The only one I can think of that doesn’t quite translate is the bellini. But the virgin pina colada (or Chi-Chi) is something I had many times while I was pregnant! 🙂
Lisa @ Wine & Glue
Looks so good Tara!!
Ooooh… the Master of Mixology paying me a compliment?!?! I’ll take it!
Donna @ dh-designs
Yum, yum yum!!!! Definitely trying this one!
Let me know if you do! It’s not quite as sweet as one in the restaurant, but the nearly-guilt-free part makes up for that! 🙂
Amy of while wearing heels
Cheers. This looks refreshing and delicious. When you said it was rumless…I worried it was virgin ;). I’ll take one of these but probably not a dirty shirt!
Oh, Amy… I love virgin drinks.. but only during the times that I’m growing a teensy human inside of my uterus. Other than that, I like things to be a bit on the boozy side. 🙂
Are you sure you don’t want a “dirty shirt”? I’m inventing that. Time to get mixing! 🙂
Ummm hello I may just have my new favorite Summer drink….hurry up warm weather! Pinning this
Ummm helllo… yes, you do have a new favourite drink. Coconut and pineapple? (And booze?) Yes to all three, please! (And I so want you to do a Christmas blender drink post… promise me you will!?!)
This look so refreshing. I’m pinning and will hopefully get to make one soon.
Oh Sharon, let me know if you make one of these. I’ll warn you – not as sweet as the premixed stuff in the grocery store – but these are so yummy and less the guilt!
Dani @ lifeovereasy
Blender drinks are the best! This one looks delish, and easy – my favourite kind! Thanks for sharing.
Oh Dani – I agree – I love blender drinks. I also love ones that are simple and don’t have heaps of sugar and chemicals. Let me know if you try this! 🙂
Shauna @ Satori Design for Living
Sounds yummy! I have a reaction to a lot of alcohol, but grey goose vodka seems okay. Going to give this a try 🙂
Ooooh… well, if you’re going to have a little drink, Grey Goose is the way to go! Maybe your body just knows what is the best? 😉
Janelle @ Two Cups of Happy
You had me at coconut…. Haha. I’ll need to whip this up in my magic bullet! Pinned. 🙂
Coconut is divine, isn’t it? This is very much a “magic bullet drink”. I have the Cuisinart version of a magic bullet, and it is the best little gadget ever. I couldn’t live without it!
Mmm! Sounds pretty good. I could definitely put back a few of these; would be a perfect compliment to my hammock 😉
Yes – this is a perfect hammock drink. Do you have a husband or partner who could be your makeshift cabana boy? That would complete the vision! 🙂
Totally! He is my go-to cocktail maker 🙂
Too funny! Mr. Suburble is my mixologist/bartender, too! Gotta keep those fellas around – they’re very handy!
Oh yummmm and thank you! Pinned it!
Oh, thank you for the pin, Danni (gotta love being pinned!). It is quite tasty! 🙂
Randa @ The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
This sounds sublime! I love the low sugar, pinned it!
Low sugar means TWO drinks! (Or wait… is that only me?)
I am so happy to be featuring this yummy drink today! Thanks for being part of the roundup this week–and for being so creative! http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/08/40-summer-cocktail-recipes.html
Thank you so much for including me! I’m thrilled to be a part of a fun round-up like yours!
Tara, I have a can of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream…..now I know what I’ll be making with it! 😀
It’s the good stuff – and because it’s so hard to find Coconut Cream in Canada (or at least in my area), I always stock up when I’m at TJs!
I hope you enjoy the drink!