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BN Cuisine: Ever tried Pina Colada Popsicles? Here’s a Quick and Simple Recipe for the Sweet Cocktail by Onyinyechi Okeke

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It happened to be my turn to cook on Sunday last week and while grilling the chicken, I noticed some Coconuts in the fridge that no one seemed interested in, so I thought what could I possibly make with it? I thought about Coconut Rice but my inner foodie confirmed what I’d be making because I started craving for a Piña Colada, so… I made it!

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Ingredients:

  • Coconuts
  • Pineapples (Fresh is always better but I couldn’t be bothered to go out)
  • White Rum (I used Bacardi)
  • Water (Optional – If you prefer a more liquid texture, you can add water. I like mine THICK so I didn’t use this)
  • Sugar (Optional – I used the syrup from the canned pineapples so I didn’t need this)

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Step 1:
Pour your desired amount of rum into a bowl containing the Pineapples. Leave to settle for some time.

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Step 2:
Blend your coconuts. I used a “Bullet” to do all my blending. It’s pretty powerful. You may need to blend longer for a smoother texture if using a less powerful blender.

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Step 3:
Blend your pineapple/rum mixture and add the blended coconuts in increments till you get your desired thickness and/or taste. The pineapple and rum mixture alone will be pretty liquid so adding the coconuts in increments will make the texture thicker. This is also when you want to play around with water and sugar for your preferred thickness and sweetness.

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Step 4:
Pour into Popsicle moulds and leave to freeze for at least 7 hours. To remove from the mould, run warm water over the mould and gently pull the delicious Popsicle out! FYI – I got my mould from Party Locks in Dolphin Estate.

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I poured my left over mixture into a glass for nice little drink while still waiting for the chicken to be done. Super easy and Fast!

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Let me know if you try out this recipe and upload a photo of yours to Instagram and tag us with @bellanaijaliving. Have a great weekend!

9 Comments

  1. Mama Lo

    August 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Looks very interesting. Would like to try it

    • Anon

      August 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Ensure you use fresh pineapple. Take time out to go and buy it. That processed tinned stuff is nasty, health wise.

  2. Not quite

    August 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I’m not really feeling this recipe. I like my piña colada made from pineapple juice and coconut milk without the flesh included but I guess you wanted to have some texture in the drink and popsicles. Ideally, the juice and milk should have been strained out from the blended pineapple and coconut respectively. But that would have taken extra time and you probably just wanted a quicker preparation 🙂 🙂 Thanks for sharing anyway. 🙂

  3. Kemi

    August 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Royal Pops Popsicles makes great Pina Colada Popsicles too ?

  4. HoneyDew Pops

    August 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Looks great! Keep preaching the popsicle gospel to all!

    Hello BN’ers!
    We’re HoneyDew Pops and we do popsicles for your events if you’re in Abuja. We also have adult popsicles if you know what I mean ?. Find us on insta and fb to know more.

    • Californiabawlar

      August 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      What do you mean?

  5. DoroAnon

    August 27, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Please guys do u know where I can learn how to make quality(rich)Icecream in lagos. Help a sister

  6. Kay

    August 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    @DoroAnon, why not check youtube or cookery websites. The secret to quality rich icecream is to use high quality cream/milk, (and my secret ingredient)

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