Over the weekend I was completely clueless (again) as to what to make for this post. I kept asking AJ what he’d like me to make and he was very helpful with long pauses of thoughtful thinking and “hmmm’s.” while reading through CNN.com. “Should I make cookies? Maybe it’s too hot to make cookies.” I walked over to the oven. “We don’t even own a cookie sheet!” I thought I remembered having one at some point (I think one of the kitchen elves swiped it).
After quite a bit of fighting with myself about whether I should make cookies or not, I remembered it’s summer. It’s hot outside. I need to embrace the heat, make things that are cold and refreshing, something new.
I had seen so many summer cocktails floating around and since we are not drinkers decided to make my own virgin, version of a great summer slush.
Truth be told, that coconut up there is false advertising. When we went to the store for the supplies (I always shop “in the moment”) AJ was insistent that we get a coconut. “You can put it in your pictures!” Oh and I did. I set those two drinks out, laid that coconut behind them, and bam! the oddest looking, most out of place, furry ball I had ever seen. This was not going to work. I showed AJ and he immediately got to work wrestling that coconut down, popping it open, and scraping out that meat, all without spilling a drop of his slushy.
These tasted so good; like a true Hawaiian adventure. I was really amazed. This drink was absolutely amazing. It made a whole blender full, enough for two tall glasses, but with enough leftover ingredients that I will be whipping it up again very soon.
Coconut Lime Slush
2 full trays of ice
3/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of coconut cream
1/4 cup of frozen lime juice concentrate
Toss all the ingredients in a blender and process until it is thick and smooth. Pour into glasses and top with slices of lime and sprigs of mint.
You won’t regret it.