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Friday, September 07, 2012

Mint Virgin Pina Colada

This is a rather simple recipe using the most basic ingredients found in the market... and it is favourite with children. It’s not very fattening, and a very refreshing drink for the summers...

Ingredients –

1 Bowl (100 Gms) Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits

½ Cup Sugar

Fresh Juice of 2 lemons

Lots of Mint (I use about an eighth of the same cup as the sugar)

5 glasses of cold water

  1. Start by blending in the sugar and the pineapple together till it is smooth. 
  2. Add the water and blend again. Strain this mixture till the solids can be thrown out. Strain the pulp for better flavouring. 
  3. Blend the mint leaves separately and freeze for an hour. 
  4. Whisk in the Mint leaves, lemon juice into the pineapple and sugar mixture. 
  5. Freeze till chilled. 
  6. Serve over crushed ice and garnish with a slice of lime and a mint leaf. 

Alternate recipe –
You can add in a pinch of roasted cumin powder before pouring in the mixture for a slight twang. It really enhances the flavour of the mint and the lemon. You could also use kaffir lime or Gondho Lebu for beautiful lime flavours.

After i wrote this realised im a sucker for fast to cook good to eat recipes.
This recipe is for the official entry for Del Monte Blogger Recipe Carnival on IndiBlogger
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