For a special treat on a steamy day, try this pina colada slush. I first had it when I was pregnant. It really hit the spot that summer—and ever since! I’m asked to bring it to family gatherings all year long, so I always keep a batch or two in my freezer…just to be prepared. —Alisa Allred, Vernal, Utah'
3 cans (6 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple juice
2 cups water
1 can (10 ounces) frozen nonalcoholic pina colada mix
1 tablespoon lime juice
3-1/2 teaspoons Crystal Light lemonade drink mix
6 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
In a large bowl, combine pineapple juice, water, pina colada mix, lime juice and lemonade mix; stir until drink mix is dissolved. Transfer to a 2-qt. freezer container. Freeze 6 hours or overnight.
Remove from freezer 45 minutes before serving. For each serving, combine 1/2 cup slush mixture with 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda.
Pina Colada Slush Tips
What variations can I make on this pina colada slush?
When you add the soda, stir in some mango nectar, decreasing the amount of soda by the same amount. For alcohol-based variations, add a little rum or amaretto.
What kind of rum goes in a pina colada?
Pina coladas can be made with any kind of light or dark rum, with dark rum adding a terrific depth of flavor. But hold off on using spiced rum.
Can I make a pina colada slush ahead of time?
Yes, pina colada slush can be made ahead of time! Simply make the base mixture in step 1 and freeze it in an airtight container until you’re ready to continue with the recipe. Check out more fun mocktail recipes.
Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant