Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pina colada (non alcoholic version) / Virgin Pina colada / Summer recipes

Pina colada is a sweet drink made with pineapple and coconut cream .Something you would never repent indulging in .


Does Pina colada remind you of lounging by the pool ,a walk on the beach while the cool surf caresses your tired feet...I know! the lovely tropical feel right! is there anybody out there who doesn't love that!!

So how about some whale watching too!!



Everything just zeros down to basking in the ambiance of Californian shores. The trendy restaurants,bars and cafes here just celebrate with right kind of food and drink to suit the mood.
So here is the beautiful drink from Puerto Rico to alleviate your spirits and soothe your souls.

Many versions of pina colada exists but this is my favorite.

Ingredients: for 1 glass

Pineapple juice - 1/2 cup
Fresh coconut water-1/3 cup
Coconut cream- 2 tsp ( Coco Lopez)
Fresh cream/Vanilla ice cream- 3-4 tsp

Throw in some ice and blend everything together and serve it with a wedge of pineapple and maraschino cherry in a hurricane glass or tall glass.Enjoy!!

Note

Coco Lopez is canned coconut cream specially used  for coladas .It has a  mix of sugarcane juice and coconut cream.
I love loading my colada with pineapple chunks than store bought juice.
If you want to make it alcoholic add 1 part rum .

           I love the striking contrasts of colors.  As I started photographing the background began telling a story and I just played along the lines of  imagination.So if u will allow, let me complete the picture with a full moon for you..:)




Hope to hear from lovely people out there.

Meena

46 comments:

  1. My favorite drink but not virgin. Like spike one.

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  2. looks so cool...lovely pictures as usual..

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  3. Lovely Meena, I just had one the other day at a restaurant and it had way too much sugar. I love the coconut water in yours. Definitely worth trying. Thanks friend.

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    1. Thank you, Tisa .Ya.. the restaurant guys go for the sweet syrup.
      Please give it a try and let me know dear.

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  4. I am more excited to see the pictures...very creative styling. And the drink is my fav and it looks so tempting :-)

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  5. So refreshing and delicious! What a lovely presentation! :)
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  6. Ahhhhh! I wish I am at the beach with this chilled and fabulous drink in hand. Its simple yet I adore the flavors.

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  7. wow wow... loved the whole scene, i wish to be such place with this glass of pinacolada...

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  8. Meena, love pina colada. loved your imagination and the way you presented it.

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  9. Beautiful clicks, nice refreshing drink.

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  10. such lovely pics meena... i've always wanted to make this because the store bought ones always have desicated coconut sticking to the throat, which i hate... meena, please i need some lessons from you...

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    1. Thank you Rafee.I know !I too don't like when I have to chew while I drink except may be pineapple :)).Try coconut cream you will like it.

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  11. I love pina colada Meena.. And this looks soo refreshing and tempting :-)

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  12. I always order this when I am eating out. Something in my head that it is complicated to prepare.It looks so refreshing and delicious.

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    1. I know !these restaurant guys make it look so fancy with secret ingredients.. right!

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  13. lovely presentation & wonderful drink !

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  14. Hah - what a brilliant photograph and super recipe, Meena ;-)

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  15. Wow meena,I am dumbstruck by this pic and drink...Cool drink for eyes and soul!!

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  16. Wow look so refreshing... Want to finish off the glass now.... Love the dolphin... Great clicks

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  17. great picture Meena ! love ur creativity ! lovely drink !

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  18. The virgin version, which is what I like.

    The whale near the pina colada is so cute!

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  19. Very refreshing drink, and beautiful clicks! Fantastic presentation, Meena!

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  20. this is one of my fav drinks..looks delicious ..first time here and i am loving your blog..great recipes, lovely pics...happy to follow you..

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    1. Hey Preety,glad to see u here.I am already following u :)

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  21. Hey Meena, Thank you for letting me know that my RSS is not working. Will look into it.

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  22. Looks yummy and lovely.. Great clicks too :)

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Meena