piña colada

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 • 4 comments

It was my friends birthday today and she planned to have drinks with a few friends. I thought it was the perfect time to make the next recipe in the book, Coconut and pineapple cupcakes. Now i can't hear coconut and pineapple and not think of Malibu rum. That's one of my favourite drinks and i think it goes perfectly with pineapple so i thought 'why not make some Piña colada?'. I've never made it before so i went all out and did my research.

Did you know

  • Piña colada is spanish for strained pineapple: piña, pineapple + colada, strained.
  • The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978.
After looking at several different recipes for this cocktail i finally formulated mine based on them and i was ready to try it. My friend is staying over so while we were getting ready to go out i made it.

Temi's Piña colada recipe
50ml(one part) malibu rum
50 ml(one part) coconut milk
150ml(three parts) pineapple juice
A few cubes of ice
Preparation
Put the ice, malibu rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice in a blender and mix till well blended. Pour into two glasses and put a small piece of pineapple on the rims.


makes 2
It was fantastic and definitely made getting ready even more fun. Beautiful start to the night. I made two more rounds. The first piece of pineapple i put on the edge of the glass was too heavy so it fell into the glass but i left it there and i think i'm going to make it a part of the recipe because it was a nice way to end it. I'll be making this again very very soon.


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coconut and pineapple cupcakes

Earlier today, before the Piña colada, i went out to get the special ingredients for this recipe, coconut milk, tinned pineapple rings and desiccated coconut. Making this was a lot like the strawberry cheesecake cupcakes but what i didn't expect was for it to be so good. It had pineapples at the bottom, cake batter over it, coconut frosting and the desiccated coconut on top which made it a bit crunchy like the crushed digestive. The coconut milk(which i've never used before) was thicker than regular milk and more like yogurt.





The frosting had to be beaten for 5-10 minutes till it was white and i must admit most times i don't beat frosting as long as it should be but this time i was really excited about the white frosting so i did. It was so worth it.




 I really wasn't sure about this one but i loved it.

4 comments

  1. I won't lie to you, when i saw the title i was already like what? Pineappples in cupcakes? but it definitely looks delicious. Wish i was there to taste them. Can't wait to see you. Big ups!

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  2. ok this looks really yummy wonder how well it teams up with the pina colada....mmmmm...

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  3. these look really really good. wish i was there to taste them! can't wait to try the pina colada ;)

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  4. had dis one!!..gta say it waz.....*still searching for words*...I want more!!!

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