Friday, October 21, 2011

Frozen Coconut Limeade



I teach Biology 8:00-5:00 most Fridays and come home ravenous. In the rush between classes, it's hard to get a good meal!  One recent Friday after work I reunited with my family at our friend Amber’s house for dinner. She’s a bit of a foodie, and always cooks delicious food even when making concessions for my vegetarianism. This time, she served pizza with the most refreshing drink: frozen coconut limeade! The kids loved it, too. I asked Amber where she found the recipe, and she referred me to her Pinterest account. The recipe was originally posted by Amy of She Wears Many Hats . Here are the directions…
    
In a blender, combine:

5 ½ c. ice
5/8 c. cream of coconut
4-5 Tbsp. frozen limeade concentrate
1/8 to ¼ c. warm water

Enjoy!

     Note: I’d never encountered “cream of coconut” before.  In the grocery store, it’s found with beverage mixers—at my local ACME, it was in the soda aisle. Here in Maryland, alcohol isn’t sold at supermarkets, but maybe in states that allow alcohol in grocery stores, mixers would be on a nearby shelf?

*Nutrition facts:

Ingredient
Calories
Sodium (% RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (% RDA)
5/8 c. cream of coconut
655
7.5
3.25
2.5
0
5 Tbsp. limeade concentrate
171
0
0
0
0
Total (5 cups)
826 kcal
7.5 %
3.25 g
2.5 g
0 %
1 cup serving
165 kcal
1.5 %
0.5 g
0.5 g
0 %


*Calculated from food packaging:
I used “Minute Maid” frozen limeade concentrate and “Coco Real” cream of coconut.

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4 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy! I love coconut in any form. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That sounds fabulous, I love anything with coconut in it. Thanks for visiting The Turner Five.

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  3. This drink sounds refreshing anytime of year!
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  4. Don't forget the Virgin Painkiller recipe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painkiller_%28cocktail%29

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