Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pina Colada

''This is a sweet cocktail made with coconut and pineapple juice and i adapted this recipe from Jaqueline Pham's recipes and made it non alcoholic.''

Servings: 8 servings

1 quart pineapple juice
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 can coconut milk
2 cups crushed ice
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut flakes (optional), slightly dry toasted


Making simple syrup: In a small saucepan, dissolve the sugar in water. Bring to a near boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add both vanilla a Let the syrup cool completely.

Assembly time: Combine the pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, coconutmilk and crushed ice in a blender. Blend all the ingredients for about 2 minutes. Sweeten the drink with the syrup.

Pour into 8 glasses. Top with toasted coconut flakes.

Serve chilled.

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