BLUEBERRY PINÃ COLADA


Looking for a creamy and delicious frozen drink? Check out this simple virgin blueberry piña colada, a creamy tropical taste that is cool and oh so refreshing.

It combines that tangy sweet flavor of pineapple with the smooth taste of coconut…. and adding those blueberries to this tropical classic drink brings out pop of flavours with appeasing subtle lilac hues which makes it a stunning and delicious summer mocktail.

Spike it with your favorite rum or vodka to give it a boozy punch this weekend!!


PREP TIME: 10 minutes

MAKE TIME: 2 minutes

SERVES: 4-6



INGREDIENTS

  • 200g fresh blueberry

  • 400ml coconut cream

  • 500ml fresh pineapple juice or bottled

  • 4-5 tbsp carob fruit syrup or regular sugar syrup (recipe of sugar syrup below )

  • Ice

  • Few fresh pineapple slices for garnish

  • Few blueberries for garnish

For Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup water

METHOD

  1. Add everything into a mixer jug. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and decorate with pineapple pieces and blueberries.

  2. Serve chilled.


For Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup water

  1. Put them together in a saucepan, bring to rapid boil. Remove from heat and cool completely.

COOK'S NOTES

  • I used fresh pineapple juice for the recipe but if you do not have fresh you can always replace it with store bought one. Be mindful of the sugar content in the bottled juice as its mostly with added sugars. Adjust the quantity of sugar syrup accordingly.

  • I wanted to make this drink refined sugar-free, so I added carob fruit syrup which is an excellent alternative to refined sugar syrups. There are many brands available for this healthy alternative and I used Clarks brand. Its a clear syrup not dark in colour.

  • Using coconut milk will make a thin consistency but yet a great alternative. Adjust the quantity accordingly.

  • If you can get the fresh cream of coconut that will be the best to make this drink.

  • I kept the drink virgin but classically its an alcoholic cold beverage made with rum, pineapple and coconut. Adding blueberries brings a refreshing change to this classic drink. Skipping the rum can make it an amazing virgin drink which can be a perfect mocktail for non-alcoholic drinkers.