Wednesday, July 8, 2015
It's mid-July, so yes it's mid summer and it's supposed to be hot. But here in Arkansas it's not just a regular heat, it's unbearably hot days that are only getting hotter. We haven't hit actual 100 degree temps, yet, but that heat index has sure felt like 100-110. Stepping outside, out of the comforts of your cool, air conditioned house can easily be described as stepping into a hot, humid sauna that takes your breath away. Yes, it's lovely.
So, to survive the sweltering heat cold beverages are a must.
I love lemonades and limeades. There's something so delicious and refreshing about those cheek-puckering, tart beverages. The basic lemon and limeades are great, but I so enjoy playing with different flavor combos. Strawberry, cherry, blackberry, I mean the options are endless.
Another one of my favorite flavor combos is lime and coconut.
So you know, that's what I did. I took that tangy lime juice, smooth, subtly sweet and creamy coconut and some ice and I threw it in a blender and mixed it all together.
And you know what? I think I have a new favorite drink. This frozen coconut limeade is nothing short of absolutely amazing! It's all the goodness of a tart limeade, the coolness of a slushie and slightly creamy like a milkshake.
So go ahead, embrace the warm summer sun and all the heat that comes along with it. Because you've now got an awesomely delicious way to beat the heat!
Frozen Coconut Limeade
1/2 Cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 Cup cream of coconut*
3 1/2 Cups ice
Combine lime juice, cream of coconut and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide mixture between two glasses, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.
*Cream of coconut can be found on the cocktail mixers isle at your grocery store.
*To make this an adult frozen beverage add a glug or two of Malibu rum or vodka.
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original