First of all, it feels like forever since I posted a recipe!! Traveling across the country and back with 2 kids under three while my husband stayed here in Louisiana was quite an adventure, but we had a fabulous time. Again, for those of you who came to the cooking class, thank you so much! I had a great time and hope you did, too.
When Sara and I were discussing (at GREAT length) the recipes we wanted to do for the cooking show, we knew we wanted to do a drink. We tried so many recipes, and a lot of them were good, but not awesomely blogworthy. I was so frustrated and found myself in the “naughty drinks” aisle of Super 1 Foods with a bag full of mangoes, wondering what in the heck I was gonna do. And then I thought…pina colada! With mango! I’ve made this a few times since and have tweaked it even since the cooking class, so if you were there, this is the updated version! 🙂
Combine some chopped mango, pineapple chunks and juice, lime juice, and cream of coconut in blender. While blender is running, add crushed ice until desired consistency is reached.
I personally like it thick and slushy while I know others like it thinner, so this part is totally up to you. Pour drink into glasses (2 generous servings, 3-4 smaller servings) and then go find a hammock and one of these nice young men to serve you your drink..
Virgin Mango Colada
Recipe by Our Best Bites
1 C chopped mango (about 1 medium mango)
1/3 C cream of coconut (NOT coconut milk)
1/2 C pineapple chunks, including some of the juice or syrup
juice from one lime
1-2 tsp. rum extract (optional)
Combine chopped mango, pineapple chunks and juice, lime juice, and cream of coconut in blender. While blender is running, add crushed ice until desired consistency is reached.
Pour drink into glasses (2 generous servings, 3-4 smaller servings).