Recent musings on the Piña Colada ( 1, 2 ) have led me to purchase a 15 oz. can of Coco López Cream of Coconut, which purports to be the source of the original Piña Colada. I have been avoiding it because of its rather lengthy list of ingredients, but thoroughness requires that I at least try using it. I’ll do some web-based research on the less natural sounding components, and will eventually make a drink from it, but not just yet. It’s not a colada day.
INGREDIENTS: COCONUT MILK, SUGAR, WATER, POLYSORBATE 60, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, SALT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATE, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES (EMULSIFIERS), CITRIC ACID, GUAR GUM, LOCUST BEAN GUM.