Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tropical Virgin Summer Pina Colada

Just look at this mouth watering drink! Cool, sweet and oh so-o-o-o refreshing!
Want a  little something cool and refreshing to sip on while preparing dinner?  I have  the most fantastic, non-alcoholic Virgin Summer Pina Colada (recipe follows), just for you. This is so tasty, no one can drink just one. If you are expecting a group, you may want to make several batches. This is fun drink for those who are either not old enough to partake or who choose not to.
HOWEVER, if you have had a really hard day and want a little more kick? Substitute 1/2 cup rum for the rum flavoring, and there you will have it. The paper umbrella adds a festive touch. Imagine cooking dinner while sipping on an exotic drink. Seems just a tad decadent, doesn't it?

Here is my recipe:
 2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks; canned in pineapple juice
1 cup Mango nectar
1 cup coconut Milk
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 cup grenadine
1 .750 ml Champagne (optional)
Here is how I put this recipe together:
1. To make simple syrup, place sugar and water in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar melts. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
2. Pour simple syrup, pineapple juice, mango juice, coconut milk and extracts in large pitcher. Stir to combine.
3. Working in batches, place two cups of ice into the bowl of a blender with ice crush function. Cover with juice mixture. Blend using the ice crush function. Repeat until all juice mixture has been used.
4. To serve, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons grenadine into bottom of a hurricane glass. Add juice mixture. Top with champagne, if desired. Add an umbrella straw for drinking.
Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition (per serving): 322 calories, 53 calories from fat, 6.3 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 124.8 mg potassium, 67.6 g carbohydrates, <1 63.2="" fiber="" g="" o:p="" protein.="" sugar="">

Author: Dr. Jacquelyn P. Horne
Copyright: 2013

1 comment:

  1. First off, I'd love one of these now! Second, look at you linking up early this week :) Hope your week has been great! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Be sure to stop by to see who the winner of our So Lucky GF Basket is! We are ALSO having a fantastic giveaway this week to kick off Celiac Awareness month! :)

    Cindy from


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