Piña Colada Snow Cone Recipe — We combined a snow cone with our other summer time favorite, the piña colada to make this delicious Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail.
Summer is peppered with nostalgia for me. Trips to the shore, tubing on the river, long days soaking up the sun, and of course, chasing the ice cream truck.
I, Ashley, love ice cream sandwiches and those bright pink strawberry shortcake bars. But nothing beats a snow cone for me!
I decided to give the snow cone an adult twist and add a little booze.
Naturally, I combined a snow cone with my other summer time favorite the Piña Colada to make one delicious cocktail to sip on — the Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail.
Piña Coladas have come back in fashion with the resurgence of Tiki drinks and culture (only my favorite drinks), as have snow cones.
If you’ve ever been to Gracias Madre in L.A., you know about the boozy snow cones they have! After visiting recently, I got inspired to make my own.
Ingredients Needed To Make A Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail
- White rum
- Piña Colada syrup — I’ve included an easy recipe of sugar, pineapple puree and unsweetened coconut milk.
- Angostura bitters
- Finely crushed ice
Toppings For Piña Colada Snow Cones
I often top my Piña Coladas snow cones with bitters, herb and spice infusions to add a complex flavor to a Pina Colada and many other cocktails.
It also helps balance the sweetness here from the pineapple coconut syrup. Angostura bitters are a classic and work best for tiki style drinks.
What Kind Of Ice Do You Need To Make Snow Cones?
As for the ice, you don’t need a fancy machine to make ice for snow cones.
You can make shaved ice in a Vitamix or high power blender just blend until the ice is really fine, like snow!
If you are looking for a fun, cooling treat with a ting of nostalgia to enjoy on a hot summer’s day, I’ve got you covered with this Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail!
How To Serve Your Piña Colada Snow Cones
Instead of the classic paper cups, I used a glass for more room for the icy creamy goodness.
But you can use the paper cones for the full effect if you wish, just use smaller portions.
Other Fun & Easy Summer Cocktails To Make
Love these Piña Colada Snow Cones? Looking for more fun and easy cocktails to cool off with? Here are some of our favorites from the archives —
- Spicy Paloma Cocktail
- Elderflower Aperol Spritz Cocktail
- Strawberry & Rose Champagne
- Sparkling Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler Cocktail
- Sparkling Ice Cream Cocktails
This baby is totally getting me through the rest of my warm weather happy hours! What’s your summer cocktail go-to?
Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail Recipe
Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail Recipe
- Sauce pan
For The Piña Colada Syrup --
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup pineapple puree
- 0.3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
For The Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail --
- 2 oz white rum
- 5 oz Piña colada syrup
- 10 dash Angostura bitters
- 2 cup Finely crushed ice
- Add 1 & 1/2 cups snow ice to a glass. Pour rum over the ice.
- Pour 3 ounces of the syrup over the ice.
- Pack about a 1/2-3/4 snow ice into a ball and add on top of the glass.
- Pour 2 more ounces of syrup followed by 10 dashes of bitters.
- Cut the skin off of the pineapple and chop up the fruit.
- Put the pineapple pieces in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer puree to a pot with sugar. Heat sugar and pineapple puree in a pot on the stove on high until it's about to boil. Take off the heat and let cool.
- Once cool, strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bottle.
- Add the coconut milk and shake. Put in the fridge until it is chilled, the syrup needs to be relatively thick to stick to the ice and so it won’t melt the ice quickly.
- Garnish and enjoy!
Don’t forget to share your Piña Colada Snow Cone with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes you can find them all right here with a few bites to go along with them!
Ashley Rose Conway