The first mention of a Frozen Pina Colada was in 1822 by José María Chavarria y Rivas in Puerto Rico. This drink is said to have been created for one customer's wife who was suffering from malarial fever because there was no other type of alcohol available at that time.
This drink contains rum, pineapple juice, ice cream and coconut milk - but these ingredients were not always used in the mix. It is a vacation in a glass, with all the creamy richness of coconut paired with just enough rum to keep it from being cloying.
3 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces coconut cream
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce dark rum
2 ounces crushed ice
Pineapple wedges and cherries for garnish
1. In a blender, combine the pineapple juice, coconut cream, white rum, and dark rum. Blend.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.