My family and I are regulars at our local tiki-themed burger joint. You know the kind of place I’m talking about – surfboards on the walls, vaguely Hawaiian sounding names, and food that is Pacific Rim-meets-California-hippie type cuisine. If California hippies also at monstrous sized burgers stuffed with bleu cheese and/or topped with avocado. But what I really love about that place is the unabashedly kitschy drinks. They are generally fruity and/or creamy and topped with little umbrellas or big wedges of fruit or sprinkled with something delightful. That is to say, right up my alley.

My most recent favorite is the Coco Colada, a delicious, coconutty, shake-like concoction which I have managed to recreate at home under the most scientific of circumstances (read: repeated taste tests).

Coco Colada

  • 2 oz. Malibu Rum
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 scoop of So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen dessert (like ice cream – you can use regular ice cream if you like, but this is what I had, and it enhanced the coconut flavor)

Optional: toasted coconut and whipped cream for topping

Combine rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk, and So Delicious (or ice cream) in a blender with a few ice cubes. Blend until creamy. Pour into chilled mug and top with whipped cream and coconut flakes. Begin referring to yourself as Moon Doggie. Cheers!


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