Coco Lime Slushy – I’m A Whole Foods Finalist!!
Sorry I am doing this twice, wordpress totally messed up this post back dating it and when I tried to correct it, I kept getting error messages so I am doing it again, sorry for the redundancy!!
This is one of my favorite summer drinks, I posted it a few years ago and it’s such a great drink I decided to resurrect it. It’s cold and refreshing, creamy and delicious. I make it with more lime than pineapple and use unsweetened coconut milk and lime simple syrup so that I can control the sweetness. I also do not use crushed ice I find it waters it down so instead I freeze the coconut lime mixture in an ice cube tray. The cubes are solid but easy to break up in the blender. You can add as much rum as you like or make it virgin, it’s equally as delicious. One other cool thing about this drink is that because the drink base is frozen in ice cube trays you can make 1 or more and leave the rest in the freezer for use later on. Remove the cubes place in freezer bag and store in the freezer. I love making multiple batches so I always have some of the cubes on hand.
I entered this recipe in a whole foods contest for Best Drink for a Crowd and I was lucky enough to be picked as a finalist. If you don’t mind voting for my recipe I would be very grateful!! Thank you everyone. http://boulder.wholefoodsmarketcooking.com/contests
Lime Simple Syrup:
1 Lime peel removed (Use the peeled lime for the drink base)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
In saucepan add sugar and water, bring to a boil let boil for approximately 2 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved take off heat, add lime peel. Cover and let sit until cool. Remove the lime peel. Store in jar in refrigerator. You can easily double this to make more simple syrup.
The Drink Base:
1 13.5 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
1 Lime peeled and all of the pith removed and quartered (Use the lime you used for the simple syrup)
4-6 tablespoons lime simple syrup (Make it as sweet as you like)
2 -3 ounces Pineapple juice (unsweetened) Start with two and if you need a little more liquid to break up cubes in blender add another ounce.
1 ounce Rum (Add more if you like it stronger)
To your food processor add the quartered lime and coconut milk. Process until lime is pulverized. Strain into measuring cup. Add 4-6 tbs of the lime simple syrup. (Adjust the sweetness to suite your taste. Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.
When coconut lime is frozen remove from ice cube tray, place in blender (depending on the proficiency of your blender you may want to break up the cubes) add pineapple juice and rum and blend until the cubes are broken up and it’s a slushy consistency. Pour and serve. Garnish with lime and pineapple.