Back when I was a rookie prosecutor I attended my first-ever conference (doesn’t a conference full of law enforcement types sound like a barrel of fun?) on Padre Island – a beach resort in Texas. Being young, my experience with alcohol was limited to warm beer from a keg and girly tongue-numbingly sweet wine coolers (do they still make those? Hmmm…I need to check on that.). Determined to appear grown up so that I would be taken seriously, ahem, I ordered a pina colada at dinner (Hey, it was a beach resort, people! Give me a break!). Not being a complete dope, I noticed the smirks from the more seasoned members of our work force. I had clearly FAILED adult drink ordering.
But that didn’t stop me from slurping that frozen concoction down and loving every bit of it. Yes, I like pina coladas. And getting caught in the rain…
In fact, I’ve loved pina coladas ever since.
So, this morning, because I had a few pieces of dodgy looking pineapple in the fridge, I wanted to come up with something for after my run that would use it – one must NEVER throw away pineapple – and I thought of my favorite beachy cocktail. Dodgy pineapple + coconut milk + almond milk + frozen banana + a smidge of maple syrup + blender + freezer = Pina Colada Ice Cream! Top with some pistachios for protein and chocolate for fun, and you are ready to rock! But maybe don’t serve this to a cop.
Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan
Now go run!