My kids are having a spring break, so they are at home 24 hours, but one good thing is that I can wake up a little late in the morning. Other than nothing they will call every 2 minutes mama I need this I need that. My son is complaining about his sister that “she is beating me up or I don’t want to play with her”. I will try to make peace with each other as referee and they will continue to play. Since they like to drink smoothies and they like pineapple and coconut, I decided to try this Virgin Pina colada. My daughter liked it a lot.
But that was not the story when I decide to make them candy apple milk shake with granny smith apple, caramel, vanilla ice cream, milk and peanut butter. She on the first sip told me I don’t want it. My son followed with the same response. All the ingredients were gone into a drink for vain; yes cooking is always an experiment and when kids approve that is good. Otherwise after a big no, you are back to a trial on something new.
Coming to this Virgin Pina colada, I have seen lot of recipes; some uses only cream of coconut, other use only coconut milk and others use canned pineapple. Since I like to buy fresh pineapple every shopping trip I decide to try with fresh ones. Also I mixed both cream of coconut and coconut milk. Yes Cream of coconut is very sweet. If condensed milk is considered sweet and is made with milk, then cream of coconut is also that much sweet and made with coconut milk.
I have to check for few more recipes to finish that cream of coconut that I have left. I think adding coconut milk and cream of coconut together makes a wonderful difference as it bring out the complete more flavors of coconut. This is really simple if you have fresh pineapple in hand first juice the pineapple and then add cream of coconut and coconut milk and some ice, serve with pineapple since and maraschino cherry.
Virgin Pina Colada
- 2 cup fresh pineapple
- ¼ cup ice
- ½ cup cream of coconut
- ¼ cup thick coconut milk
- Pineapple slices
- Maraschino cherries
- n a blender first process the pineapple pieces into juice at first you can strain if you want at this point.
- Then again add this juice to blender and add ice, cream of coconut, coconut milk and blend once again.
- Transfer to serving glass and arrange pineapple slice and maraschino cherries as you like.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.