Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Coconut Limeade

This refreshing drink happens to be one of my favorites, it is sweet and yet a little tart. Full of fresh flavors, coconut milk, bananas, and lime juice. Perfect drink to sit out by the pool when it is hot, it will just cool you off with the fresh flavors..Enjoy!!!!

  • 5 cups cold water, divided
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large overripe banana, peeled (peel should be speckled, not too overripe)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice or key lime juice ( I use Nellie and Joes Key Lime Juice if your using key lime juice)
  • Zest of 3 limes
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • Combine 4 cups cold water (if your blender fits 5 cups well enough then you can add all 5 at this point), coconut milk, sugar, banana, lime juice, lime zest and coconut extract in a blender. Cover with lid and blend on low speed for one minute. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher, then using a rubber spatula press and rub lime zest back and forth against strainer to release oils from the zest into pitcher. Pour in remaining 1 cup cold water and stir. Serve over ice. Store in refrigerator and stir each time before serving.

recipe and photo from:http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/06/brazilian-limeade/
slightly adapted

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