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Coco Lime Slushy – I’m A Whole Foods Finalist!!

Cubes

Cubes

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.

Remove all the pith

Remove all the pith

Pour into ice cube tray, makes exactly 16 cubes

Pour into ice cube tray, makes exactly 16 cubes

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.

Coco-Lime Slushy

Coco-Lime Slushy

 

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  1. I have voted.. Al the best Suzanne:)

    June 26, 2014
  2. Ooooh that would be so good right now. You got my vote! And it sounds way better than pineapple lemonade or kale cooler…. Ugh… 🙂

    June 26, 2014
  3. This sounds so refreshing!! Congrats on being a finalist! Off to go vote! 🙂
    Jessica

    June 26, 2014
  4. Perfect for a hot summer day!! Going over now to vote for you!!

    June 26, 2014
    • Thank you, it’s delicious and a really good summer refresher. Thanks so much for the vote Susan.

      June 26, 2014
  5. OH my gosh! I am totally going to try this! I am so glad wordpress messed up and you reposted it 🙂 I might try it this weekend! I use to love rum but got out of it and do not do many cocktails with it but I am inspired 🙂 What kind of rum do you use? Congrats on being a finalist!

    June 26, 2014
    • Thanks so much, its a really nice drink. I’m not really a rum kinda gal, keep a bottle of Bacardi amber here for this drink almost exclusively. Thanks again,

      June 26, 2014
      • OK, awesome! Ya, I am not much of a rum person either.

        June 30, 2014
  6. Congrats – this looks wonderful. On my way to vote for you right now…

    June 26, 2014
  7. Awesome that you are a finalist! Voted! 🙂

    June 26, 2014
  8. talkavino #

    Looks good. Voted and good luck!

    June 26, 2014
  9. Wow, you are always a finalist! Amazing!! SO excited for you! Voting now of course. I love this recipe, sounds sooo refreshing and of course I love coconut milk. Looks delicious.

    June 26, 2014
    • I finally made something you could have. Yes, the coconut milk is wonderful, I love it too and with the lime and pineapple it’s so delicious! Thanks so much Brandi.

      June 26, 2014
  10. Huge congrats, Suzanne!! You are a dessert goddess! Will vote!

    June 26, 2014
  11. Well, desserty drink. 🙂

    June 26, 2014
  12. Liz #

    woo hoo! This looks amazing, Suzanne. Congratulations and you have my vote 😀

    June 26, 2014
  13. I’ve voted! Good luck!

    June 27, 2014
  14. Oh gosh, that sounds delicious Suzanne! Yum. Nothing better than coconut, lime and rum together…. in a drinkable form? Even better! I will definitely go and vote xx

    June 27, 2014
    • Thanks so much Laura, even though you are in the throes of winter in Australia I am glad you appreciate a cold drink maybe this summer you can give it a try. Thanks again.

      June 27, 2014
  15. i really like the look of this. i have made lime/coconut combos in sorbets and drinks too. it is a winner flavour!

    June 27, 2014
  16. Very well done and the best of luck. 😉

    June 27, 2014
  17. My French Heaven #

    You are so damn creative and talented! Inspired and proud of you over here!!!

    June 27, 2014
  18. I have voted. Your recipe sounds wonderful. Good luck! Emma xx

    June 27, 2014
  19. I’m not surprised at all to hear that you’ve been selected as a finalist Suzanne. Everything you create is so inspiring and done with absolute finesse and care. This cool, creamy cocktail sounds so beautiful – I’m heading over to cast my vote! Good luck!

    June 27, 2014
    • You make me blush, thank you so much Margot. Hope you might give it a try when the weather turns warm. Right now you are probably snuggling with a nice warming drink.

      June 27, 2014
      • You’re spot on Suzanne… I made up my first batch of Mulled Wine the other evening (it was wonderful and warming!) and I also just bought a little bottle of Mead to try today at the Farmer’s Market. Have a great weekend!

        June 27, 2014
  20. This sounds so good… and perfect for summer!

    June 27, 2014
  21. I’ll head over there now and vote. This is fantastic Suzanne. You taught me how to make simple syrup last summer! This drink looks sooo good!

    June 27, 2014
    • It’s a delicious drink, so cold and refreshing. It is also not cloyingly sweet which I love. Thank you so much.

      June 27, 2014
  22. This looks amazing and I know anything you make will be incredible. Heading over to vote now!

    June 27, 2014
  23. Congratulations! You are such a good cook. I will vote now.

    June 27, 2014
  24. I just went to vote and saw that you WON! Really big congratulations!

    June 27, 2014
  25. I’m late too, sorry, but YOU WON!!! Yay! Hope you celebrated by making another pitcher of coco lime slushy, it sounds and looks absolutely lovely 🙂

    June 27, 2014
    • Ha, well I am making some this weekend to celebrate. Thanks so much, very excited to win.

      June 27, 2014
  26. Congratulations!!! You already won! The drink looks/sounds yummy. How often do you enter? Do you get printed in their monthly magazine?

    June 27, 2014
    • Thanks Fae, well I enter pretty often, I have won a number of times also been a runner up. It’s fun and I love contests because they bring out my creative side. I have never gotten their monthly magaziine but on Monday it will be on their website. You should enter the next contest it will be announced Monday morning. You would do well.

      June 27, 2014
  27. Congratulations, Suzanne 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    June 28, 2014
  28. I went to vote for you, but it seems like you’ve won! That is great Suzanne! And no wonder… it looks like a fabulous summer drink! xox

    June 28, 2014
    • They are quick at Whole Foods you only get 24 hrs to vote. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me.

      June 28, 2014
  29. Voting right now! Good luck, my friend!!

    June 29, 2014
  30. I went to vote and viola you had already won!!!! Congratulations. Well done – The drink looks delicious

    June 30, 2014
    • Thanks so much Cindy, I love the drink and the cubes made ahead are great, you literally can have one anytime at all.

      June 30, 2014

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