Saturday, June 14, 2008

Kiwi Colada

A refreshing treat on a warm summer evening - perfect for cocktail hour. Its more like a smoothie than an alcoholic beverage, but add more rum to taste if you like.

In a blender, combine 4 peeled kiwifruit, 3 cups ice, 1/4 cup light rum (such as Bacardi), 1/4 cup Midori melon liqueur (yes, it's vegan!), 3 tablespoons lite coconut milk and one 8-oz can of crushed pineapple, undrained. Blend it all together!

The original recipe called for Cream of Coconut, a pre-blended mixer that is normally sold in liquor stores. However, I couldn't find verification anywhere that cream of coconut didn't contain any, well, cream. Although I'm fairly certain is a product made entirely of coconut, I didn't want to take any changes, which is why I went with the coconut milk instead.

Pour 2/3 cup into each of 6 glasses, and garnish with slices cut from an additional, peeled kiwifruit. Each serving is 150 calories. Cheers!

kiwi $2.50
rum $14.00
midori $14.00
coconut milk $1.29
canned pineapple $1.39

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance