FRESH COCONUT PINA COLADAS

FRESH COCONUT PINA COLADAS. The classic tropical Pina Colada made sweeter with fresh coconut and fresh pineapple. This recipe was originally published in 2014 – and has become one of our most popular posts. I’ve updated it with new photos and new Healthy Kitchen Hacks >> Like: freeze the pineapple first for a super thick drink. When I stay with my sister and her four kids in Montana, things can get a little crazy. Her four, plus my four…well, tropical pina colada are a tasty cure-all. Making these naturally sweet, icy refreshers with fresh coconut (instead of the typical coconut cream) makes them soooo much more sweet-coconutty – and entertains




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(RECIPES & VIDEO) HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING

(RECIPES & VIDEO) HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING. This pudding tastes like smooth and creamy hot chocolate and creates beautiful, fuss-free ombre effect when served in glass bowls! Ingredients: Gluten free Baking & Spices 45 g (or milk) chocolate, dark 5 tbsp Cocoa powder 1 Dark chocolate shavings 50 g Sugar Dairy 600 ml Milk 550 ml Whipping cream Desserts 10 g Gelatin, powdered Liquids 1/4 cup Water REPEAT – INGREDIENTS: 10g powdered gelatin ¼ cup cold water 300ml whipping cream 600ml milk 5 tbsp cocoa powder 45g dark (or milk) chocolate, finely chopped 30-50g sugar (adjust to your desired sweetness) 250ml whipping cream 20g sugar dark chocolate shavings. LET’S GET COOKING…




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VIRGIN GORDA STYLE PIÑA COLADA

VIRGIN GORDA STYLE PIÑA COLADA. It is the pineapple season here in the Caribbean. Everywhere you go somebody’s serving something made with freshly cut pineapple. Some serve it just by itself, some as a dessert dipped in chocolate, and some puree it and incorporate it into drinks. Though I love fresh pineapple in any shape or form, I love pina coladas especially when they are made with fresh pineapple during its peak season. And that is exactly what makes this pina colada recipe the Virgin Gorda style. As I was contemplating on the best way to feature this drink here on the blog, I wanted to find a way to




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MANGO AND BLACKBERRY VODKA COOLER

MANGO AND BLACKBERRY VODKA COOLER. This Mango and Blackberry Vodka Cooler is a made by infusing fresh mangos into simple syrup and mixing it with vodka and sparkling water. For color and more fruity flavor, it is garnished with blackberries. A great cocktail recipe for all your parties year round. It is hard to believe that this is the 4th year of me celebrating Mother’s Day without my mother. But this time it is a little different, because last year we also lost my mother’s sister, my dear aunt, to a long and hard battle to cancer. It is so sad to see my already small family getting smaller. Needless




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