Colombian Limonada de Coco. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz
Translating to "Coconut Lemonade," Limonada De Coco is one of the most refreshingly satisfying drinks you can make this summer - and one of the easiest too.It is a drink sold everywhere in the Latin nation ofColombia, and for good reason. It's wildly delicious and extremely easy and quick to make. I once heard it described by a traveler there as, "like drinking a key lime pie." It's also one of my favorite beverages. Here's the recipe:
Time to make:5 minutes or less
Ingredients for Limonada de Coco. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz
1 can of full-fat, unshaken coconut milk
3 freshly squeezed limes
4 tablespoons of sugar
3 ice cubes
Scooping the rich coconut milk and putting it into the blender. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz
1. Open the can of coconut milk and use a spoon to scoop the heavier coconut cream off the top and into a blender.
The thinner portion of the coconut milk. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz
2. Pour about half of the thinner coconut water into the blender. Save the rest of the coconut milk for another use.
You can adjust the lime/sugar ratio as needed. I like to use 3 large limes and 5 tablespoons of sugar. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz
3. Add the lime juice, sugar, and ice to the blender.
Once the ingredients are all in let her rip. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz
4. Blend on high until very smooth. Taste and adjust the amount of lime juice or sugar to your liking.
Serve cold and enjoy. Image: Martin Kuprianowicz