Virgin Pina Colada

Virgin Pina Colada

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virgin pina colada mocktail

Virgin Pina Colada

  • Author: chris
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

A thick, refreshing, flavoursome, creamy mocktail. Perfect for summer by the pool.


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Ingredients

  • 120ml coconut cream
  • 3 slices pineapple
  • a dash of agave syrup
  • Half cup of ice
  • shredded coconut to garnish

Instructions

  • Throw the coconut cream, pineapple, syrup and ice into a gutsy blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour into glass and garnish with shredded coconut

Keywords: virgin pina colada mocktail, pineapple coconut cooler

There are so many variations on this recipe, it was a toss of the coin as to which one to start from. Most used coconut milk and pineapple juice for a light effect, but I think the ice has the same effect, and cools it down even further.

The shredded coconut garnish was a little distracting, when drinking from the glass, but the straw would have fixed that. Mind you, Millie said the garnish was the best part, so it’s definitely got to stay, even if it’s just for the looks.

Here are some other alternatives:
http://www.happyandharried.com/2017/04/04/pineapple-coconut-cooler-virgin-pina-colada/
https://www.mckenziesfoods.com.au/recipe/pina-colada-mocktail/
https://www.ourpaleolife.com/pina-colada-smoothie/

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Peppermint Milk Shot

Peppermint Milk Shot

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Peppermint Milk Shot

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Equal parts milk and ice cream, with a dash of peppermint essence. And made Christmassy with some crumbled candy canes on top of whipped cream.

This is nice and light (especially without the whipped cream). You could down it in one shot, hence the choice of glass. Next time I will experiment with sprinkling candy canes directly on the shot, without whipped cream…


Ingredients

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Milk
  • Peppermint essence
  • Optional whipped cream and candy cane to garnish

Instructions

  • Add equal parts ice cream and milk to a blender
  • Add a dash of peppermint essence
  • Blend and pour into a shot glass, or any other glass, really
  • Optionally decorate with whipped cream and a smashed candy cane

Keywords: peppermint milk shot

All you really need is the milk, ice cream and peppermint essence.
But to make it Christmassy, and add to the peppermint flavour, it helps to add some whipped cream to form a base for the crushed candy canes.

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Mudslide

Mudslide

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mudslide mocktail

Mudslide Mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: boil, blend
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Decadence in a glass. The Mudslide is a glorified coffee & ice-cream thickshake, with chocolate syrup drizzled down the side of the glass for added impact.

The original alcoholic version is based around Kahlua, Irish Cream Liqueur, Vodka and Ice Cream. Which would knock your socks off. This one is gentler (although not on your waistline), and a meal in itself, especially when you add whipped cream on top.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup cold coffee
  • Chocolate syrup to decorate
  • Optional whipped cream and chocolate shavings to decorate

Instructions

  • Make a cup of black coffee and cool in fridge.
  • Blend equal parts of ice cream and coffee
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup around the sides of a glass
  • Gently pour the coffee ice cream mixture into the glass, over the back of a spoon
  • Optionally garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate curls

Keywords: mudslide mocktail, coffee mocktail

I have to admit, I used cacao syrup instead of chocolate syrup. I hopped off the bus a little early this morning and found the most amazing health food shop in Crows Nest, with healthy alternatives to everything, including chocolate syrup. You can’t tell the difference when you drink it, and I’ll probably get another one when this one finishes.

I also didn’t include any measurements on this drink. Basically it was equal proportions of cold black coffee and ice cream.

You don’t really need the whipped cream topping. It looks pretty enough without it, as long as you have the chocolate syrup. There was no need to add any sugar or other ingredients. My son thought it was just perfect to cure his hangover. 

Next time I’ll take more care with the syrup decorating the glass. It does look nicer when it drizzles from the top of the glass, compared to the halfway point in my pictures.

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Alice

Alice

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Alice

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

For the wondering/wandering Alice – an unusual bright pink cream and juice mocktail.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 10ml grenadine
  • 10ml orange juice
  • 20ml pineapple juice
  • 40ml cream

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker
  • Pour into cocktail glass

Keywords: alice mocktail, cream, juice, grenadine

Before making this, I had high hopes of a light, juicy mocktail, with a creamy finish. Based on the ingredients, it had potential.




It got scary quite quickly. The combination of grenadine and cream made for an unnatural bright pink combination. I cross-referenced a few similar drinks, but they all had the same proportions of cream and grenadine that would caused this colour.




After stirring, it still didn’t look all that attractive. Here’s the plain version, before decoration. It’s pink. That’s really all you can say. Pink.




I had added a new glass swizzle stick, to keep it cold. But to counteract the pink drink, it really needed the pink straw. And a slice of pink grapefruit (even though there’s no grapefruit in the recipe).

It’s rare that I find a mocktail I’ll never make again. If you don’t mind your kids having an excess of food colouring from the grenadine, and sugar from the cream, then you might like it.

Alas, back to the kitchen to make something nice.

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