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Hello I Heart Nap Time readers!  My name is Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! & I am so excited to be here to welcome summer with you all!  I can’t think of anything that screams, “SUMMER!” better than a cold, refreshing drink to keep you cool.


 There is just something about sipping on a frozen drink by the pool or on my patio, as I watch my kids play.  It’s moments like those that really create fun memories.

Caribbean Slush on I Heart Nap Time
If you are a mom, you know how much fun it is to get outside with your kids during the summertime, & all that heat requires some rehydration.  This fun non-alcoholic drink is perfect for adults & kids alike.  It’s FRUITY (we’re talking bananas & lemonade), TROPICAL (using pineapple juice & cream of coconut) & extremely COOL & REFRESHING (enter the ice cubes & sparkling soda.)  I hope you like it as much as we did!  (We have even made it twice already!)  Enjoy!
Caribbean Slush on I Heart Nap Time
 

Caribbean Slush

Recipe by: Amber (Dessert Now, Dinner Later!)
Caribbean Slush

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold pineapple juice
  • 1 cup cream of coconut OR lite cream of coconut (NOT coconut milk; I use the brand Coco Lopez which is found in the aisle with the alcoholic mixers.)
  • 6 Tbsp Country Time Lemonade dry drink mix
  • 2 frozen bananas (freeze bananas ahead of time without the peel)
  • 4-5 cups ice
  • 1 cup pineapple coconut sparkling water (I used the brand Clear American, but the Sparkling Ice brand might be more common; they are both zero calorie sodas & either is fine.)

Instructions

  1. *Unless your blender can hold approximately 11 cups of liquid, divide the ingredients & blend half at a time. (I used the tall pitcher of my Ninja blender & it barely fits it all.)
  2. Blend half of the first 5 ingredients until all the ice is pureed. Add half of the soda & blend again until just incorporated.
  3. Repeat with the remaining half of ingredients. Pour into cups & serve immediately.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/caribbean-slush/

Makes approximately 11 (1-cup) servings.

Caribbean Slush on I Heart Nap Time

If this drink got your taste buds flowing, you might also be interested in my Coconut Cream Fruit Dip, Strawberries & Cream Coffee Cake or Chicken Pot Pie Crumble.  There’s lots more sweets & eats to try on my blog as well.  I’d love for you to stop by DNDL anytime!


I’m Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! where no one will tattle if you eat your dessert before dinnertime!  My blog is where I share favorite recipes, alongside my knowledge & skills as a Culinary Graduate.  Don’t be intimidated!  My recipes are simple & full of flavor so you can wow your family & friends.  I am here to help make your time in the kitchen as stress-free as possible by sharing everything I know.  Keep up-to-date with what is going on in my kitchen via: Facebook, Bloglovin’, or Pinterest.  Don’t be shy, stop on over & say, “Hi!”  Feel free to ask any questions while you are there.  I’d love to help!

 

 

 

THANKS Amber for sharing this fun project during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

Hello Summer Event

Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!

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13 Responses to “Caribbean Slush {Hello Summer}”

  1. Crystal

    What a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Reminds of a drink I had Cozumel. Ah, wish I was there! Thanks for the recipe!!

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