May 20, 2011

Halal Pina Colada

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem


Though the weather lately may seem to the contrary, spring has officially started. And what better way to celebrate the green grass and sunny skies with an equally sunny drink? Though I love to serve appetizers (basically, a miniature form of my favorite foods), sometimes I'm in a crunch for time to actually prepare any. In those cases espcially, I find a fun drink is more than enough to keep company entertained until the real meal comes out.

Or this drink can stand alone as a dessert, because yes, it is that sweet. Of course, I have no idea if this anywhere close to a "real pina colada" alhamdulillah, but I do know that the coconut and pineapple flavors just sing together. Adjust each amount according to your preference (sweet vs. sour). But you MUST use cream of coconut and NOT coconut milk, they are two very different things, the former being a thick cream and the latter the water from the coconut.


Halal Pina Colada 
(I found this recipe from a sisters forum, wish I knew the name of the sister who posted it to give her the credit! Also, sorry for the very "rustic" directions, this is one of those recipes that you can really personalize to your taste)

1/2 can of Cream of Coconut
large can of pineapple chunks, reserve the juice
half cup of ice cubes
extra fruit for garnish

1. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Taste; add more cream of coconut to make sweeter, more pineapple juice to make more. Garnish with extra fruit.

13 comments:

  1. YumMI! I have to try this as soon as possible :) Thanks so much for posting this, sister.

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  2. sounds so yummy and refreshing!

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  3. ooooooooooh i so need this right now! today the weather is gorgeous!

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  4. Assalaam alaykoum sister,

    I just discovered your blog, it is so nice to find more blogging sisters! I really love your blog!

    Wa salaam,

    Imane/Madelon

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  5. Thanks ladies!

    Walaikum Salaam Imane, nice to meet you :)

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  6. yumm, perfect drink for this weather, although i prefer the coconut milk to the thick coconut cream :), have a nice day

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  7. A'ishah Umm MuhammadMay 26, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Ahhh! I recognize this recipe ;). This is A'ishah aka Musaafirah aka Umm Muhammad.

    I love your website by the way mashaallah, its a great resource. May Allah reward you for it.

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  8. Nammi, let me know how it turns out with the coconut milk...I just don't imagine it'd be very sweet, but there's only way to find out! :)

    Yes, Musaafirah!!! This is YOUR recipe!!! Jazakillah khair for posting it all those years ago, I've been using it ever since and everyones loved it! So did I get it pretty close? I was just going off memory! Nice to see you again, by the way :)

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  9. A'ishah Umm MuhammadMay 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Yep, you're spot on mashaallah. I am so glad that its worked well for you. Its really simple but a nice treat I think. When I was younger, I always used to order the non-alcoholic pina coladas and this is what they tasted like.

    It was really nice to see you again too through your blog. Its been a while!

    I've used coconut milk. Its not AS rich or as good to me but it works as a substitute in a pinch but you have to add sugar to compensate for the lack of sweetness.

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  10. sounds refreshing and looks amazing mashaAllah

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  11. Hey there! I've been looking for virgin versions lately and this looks like it's going to be making it into my kitchen super soon. You should also try to make a virgin mojito. They're amazing and so addictive!

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  12. Hey Sarah! This is a great drink and that mojito sounds perfect for summer...will look it up, thanks!

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  13. You should try to make coconut shake, it very popular in malaysia......unforgetable taste

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