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Coconut Lime Slushy Happy 4th Of July

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This is one of my favorite summer drinks, I posted it a few years ago and decided to resurrect it for the 4th of July Holiday as part of my frozen treat series.  This drink is reminiscent of a pina colada but it’s not one exactly. I make it with more lime than pineapple and use unsweetened coconut milk and lime simple syrup so that I can control the sweetness. Rather than use crushed ice which I feel waters the drink down,  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 into cubes 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 double and triple this recipe so I always have some of the drink base on hand. It’s so easy to make and very convenient to have on hand.

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This recipe won a whole foods recipe contest, as a matter of fact it was the last contest sponsored by Whole Foods. I miss them, it was a lot of fun.  I am celebrating the 4th of July, Independance Day with my good friends at a backyard BBQ! Have a wonderful Day Everyone.

Coconut Lime Slushy

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

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 the coconut lime is frozen, remove from ice cube tray, place in blender,  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.

Creamy thick and ice cold

Creamy thick and ice cold

Image from Google

Image from Google Happy 4th of July

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  1. Looks delicious and festive! Happy 4th Suzanne!

    July 3, 2016
  2. Very festive!! lime, pineapple, coconut milk and rum I can feel the rhythm🍹

    July 3, 2016
  3. Tropical-oh-live it up! Be safe-Happy 4th!!! xx

    July 3, 2016
    • Yep will be relaxing by the pool with my tropical drink in hand, LOL. Thanks and look forward to your return!!

      July 3, 2016
      • LOL I was thinking about Mr. “Percy’s” pool and you in it with the drink in hand in your backyard-What a hoot you are. Mr. Percy nearby in the shade thinking you went cray-cray….BaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Now then, enjoy the BBQ! xx

        July 3, 2016
      • LOL, I’ve done it. Izzy and Nando used to look at me like I was nuts, sitting in their little pool or just there with me feet in it drink in hand, sunglasses and hat on. Mr. Percy will see it this summer as well, maybe that will prompt him to get in. Gave him a bath in the pool the other day, not a happy camper. LOL.

        July 3, 2016
  4. This sounds perfect for the 4th of July Suzanne! ❤️

    July 3, 2016
  5. Looks very tasty and refreshing! Happy 4th of July! 🙂

    July 3, 2016
  6. Delicious!

    July 3, 2016
  7. Oh wow, what a perfect poolside drink! Congrats on the win, too! Did Whole Foods leave your neighborhood?

    July 3, 2016
    • Oh no whole foods is still here they held contests nationwide, very much like food52, we would submit recipes and they would narrow it down to 2 and we would vote. I won 5 times at Whole Foods. It was fun and I miss the contest. Thanks Kathryn and Happy 4th of July.

      July 3, 2016
      • Oh! I had no idea they used to do that. Happy 4th of July to you too! xo

        July 3, 2016
      • Yea and great prizes, loved it. Got gift card for whole foods, then they changed to an item from Williams Sonoma and stopped the gift cards.

        July 3, 2016
  8. Happy 4th of July, Suzanne! Enjoy your poolside drink! 🙂 I will spend part of my rainy Sunday catching up with all the posts I missed on your blog. It has been rather busy down here!

    July 3, 2016
    • Thank you Viviana and so nice to see you. It’s been a while I guess you have been very busy. I know you are in the middle of winter so a frosty drink is not exactly in order. Maybe for next summer.

      July 3, 2016
  9. Oh what a delicious drink, Suzanne. Yum!!! And more — you’ve reminded me of a favorite scene in a movie I enjoy (Practical Magic). So a delight for the taste-buds and the memory. Mega lime in the coconut hugs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5W6X70jKXs

    July 3, 2016
    • OH YES, I love that movie and that scene is wonderful. Ok, now I may just have to dance around with my drink singing the Lime in the Coconut song. LOL, thanks so much Teagan and happy 4th of July.

      July 3, 2016
  10. Omg. That’s looks soooo refreshing.

    July 3, 2016
  11. This sounds fantastic! I must make this soon. Have a great 4th of July.

    July 3, 2016
  12. Suzanne, this looks real good, you deserved to win a prize with that.
    Prost my dear and have a wonderful 4th of July. I will be barreling down the Autobahn.

    July 3, 2016
    • Oh lucky you on the autobahn. Have a great trip and can’t wait to see photo’s I love the travelogue’s. Thank you so much.

      July 4, 2016
  13. This sounds delicious. Happy 4th to July to you and enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

    July 3, 2016
    • Thanks so much. Today should be fun, I am cooking this morning and this afternoon heading over to a friends for a BBQ, Percy will love it.

      July 4, 2016
  14. Sounds and looks wonderful Suzanne! Happy 4th of July 😊

    July 3, 2016
  15. Looks delicious Suzanne! Happy 4th of July!

    July 3, 2016
  16. Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Looks Delicious, Happy 4th to you.

    July 4, 2016
  17. Looks very cooling and refreshing .🍹

    July 4, 2016
  18. Happy 4th of July to you all! What a celebrating yummy drink to feast with! Yummm!

    July 4, 2016
  19. Love the recipe, Suzanne!! Happy 4th of July 🙂

    July 4, 2016
  20. This sounds delicious, and I’m generally not a big coconut fan! Will bear this in mind for when we get out of winter here in Aus. And congrats on the competition win 🙂

    July 4, 2016
    • Thank you, it’s not overwhelmingly coconut, the lime and pineapple overpower the coconut giving it a very balanced flavor. You don’t taste one ingredient overwhelmingly. Stay warm!!

      July 4, 2016
  21. Love the lime simple syrup. Learn something new from you often. Happy 4th of July.

    July 4, 2016
    • Thank you, I use the lime simple syrup in so many different drinks. It’s delicious Thank you so much and happy 4th to you as well.

      July 4, 2016
  22. What a refreshing cocktail for the summer. Happy 4th of July!

    July 4, 2016
  23. Happy 4th of July, dear Suzanne! 😀

    July 4, 2016
  24. Didn’t even realise you could make a lime syrup! I’m not great at making cool drinks like this. Usually I just let my coffee go cold. 🙂 Shall have to try this.
    Happy Fourth of July!

    July 4, 2016
    • It’s so simple lime peel, water and sugar and it’s intensely lime flavored. I do the same with my coffee and just throw a few ice cubes in. Thank you so much Johnny.

      July 4, 2016
  25. Seeing a peeled lime is really strange! I actually can’t recall ever having seen one before.

    July 5, 2016
    • They are so pretty, that gorgeous green flesh, I learned the hard way that you have to really peel it well removing the pith which is bitter. My first batch went into the garbage it was too bitter to use. I painstakingly remove almost every bit of the white pith before processing with the coconut milk. Thanks Sarah.

      July 5, 2016
      • Good to know – I am thinking they would have a lot of fun uses in cooking, just seeing them that way. I might have to warn others against eating them, though.

        July 5, 2016
  26. This sounds so light and delicious! I like that you use the same lime in the syrup and drink base. Nothing goes to waste!

    July 5, 2016
    • Yes, everything is used pretty much. Nose to tail of the lime. LOL. Thanks so much Mary Frances.

      July 5, 2016
  27. I’m a little late but who says I can’t celebrate with this drink whenever I want! Love the flavors!

    July 5, 2016
  28. This looks so cool and refreshing, Suzanne! I love the flavor combination you used. Slushies are one of my favorite things. What a great idea to freeze into ice cubes so you can always have the drink available and the drink isn’t watered down. I’m really excited to try it this summer! I hope you had a fabulous 4th!

    July 5, 2016
  29. Lime and coconut are yummy in my tummy! I hope you and Percy had a great 4th!

    July 5, 2016
    • We did had s really great time with our friends and lots of good food❤️❤️💕💕😘😘

      July 5, 2016
  30. Suzanne-I think you could market these!! Cubes in the frozen food aisle! Your photo makes it look so inviting!! perfect right now! Happy summer in Brooklyn!! Hope you’re enjoying lots of cool drinks… hugs.

    July 7, 2016
    • Oh thank you so much Rhonda, they really are convenient and make such a great drink. We need a lot of cool drinks it’s hot as you know what here lately. Have a great weekend.

      July 7, 2016
      • Hey Susan– it was awful here a couple weeks back– but no in the 80s. But today I am working out in the garage getting ready for a garage sale and it’s plenty hot out there! Wish I had one of your popsicles! xo

        July 8, 2016
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    Oh I would just love this! Reminds me of a recipe I need to post from many years ago, too! I love anything with coconut in it! Just perfect for summer, Suzanne and hope you had a good 4th!

    July 7, 2016
    • Would love to see your recipe Christina, thankyou so much. Sorry for the late reply, things have been so busy for me. The 4th of July was a lot of fun.

      July 9, 2016
  32. So festive!

    July 8, 2016
  33. Hi Suzanne, I want to make this drink for my parents tonight as they are coming over for dinner. I already have a can of coconut cream and was wondering if you thought that would work or should I get some coconut milk as the recipe says. Also, would one batch of this make 4 drinks? Thanks for any help you can give me!

    July 13, 2016
    • Hi Shari, I would use coconut milk or mix unsweetened coconut cream with coconut water. Yes one batch will make 4 drinks but I would double it because it would be 4 small drinks. It takes approx 4 -6 cubes for 1 8oz drink. Let me know how it goes.

      July 13, 2016
      • Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly, Suzanne! I can’t wait to try them.

        July 13, 2016
      • 😃😃😃😃😃

        July 13, 2016
  34. I made this drink last week, and absolutely loved it! It was so delicious and refreshing. I really liked that it had a strong lime taste, but it was sweet, too, and the pineapple juice gave it a whole other dimension. I tried it with and without the rum and liked it both ways. Thanks, Suzanne, for a wonderful summer drink!

    July 18, 2016
    • I am so glad you liked it Shari, thank you so much. I love it also. Sometimes I will put the cubes in lemon/lime seltzer. There are many ways to mix it up. Thank you.

      July 18, 2016

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