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Piña colada ( a refreshing mocktail )

It's been a long time Since I  updated my blog, was busy with my daughters and relatives however I did explore some places and met many wonderful people and I want to share their thoughts and recipes with you all. Will share one by one ..
Extreme summers and scorching heat is in almost every part of India ..... temperature is just going up, up and up !!! We all are looking for some coolers and smoothies. I have some excellent recipes in my storage ... wanted to share with you, most of them are very healthy for kids, unfortunately I have lost all my pics of coolers as my computer hard drive crashed, but I just don't want to miss this opportunity to share my simple step by step recipes with you all to enjoy in this scorching summer ..try these tangy tasty coolers and stay cool ..I prefer fresh juices in coolers but if not readily available,you can use readymade juices choice is entirely yours this will not effect the taste.

My favorite is piña colada a very tasty and refreshing drink with the concoction  of coconut milk and pineapple  ...
Do you know health benefits of coconut ??? I read somewhere coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow's milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance. It is a popular choice with vegans and makes a great base for smoothies, milkshakes or as a dairy alternative in baking.

Piña colada 

Serves 6

3 cup fresh pineapple juice / readymade juice
1/2 cup coconut milk 
2 tbsp sugar syrup
1 tsp lemon juice 
5-6 tbsp vanilla ice cream 
1 bottle aerated lemon drink 
For garnishing - pineapple wedge , coconut wedge and a cherry 

1. Mix pineapple juice , coconut milk, ice cream and ice cubes in a blender. Blend for a few seconds.
2. Pour the chilled aerated lemon drink in a mixture, blend again for a second.
3. Serve immediately and garnish with a pineapple wedge a coconut curl and a cherry stuck on a stirrer stick or on rim of the glass . 


geeta said…
wow! it sounds so refreshing! im definitely trying it at home today!
vijay said…
wonderful recipe! i own a restaurant in goa will use this recipe definitely
minal sharma said…
Thanks a lot Geeta and vijay

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