July 16, 2012

Aguas Frescas de Piña Colada

We recently came home from a week away to find our air conditioner broken. Kind of frustrating. I am trying to remind myself that for most of our lives together - up until the past three years, in fact - we lived in places that didn't have air-conditioning at all, and we survived just fine, even during the summer.

Things should be repaired soon, and in the meantime, I decided to take the heat as an opportunity to enjoy some aguas frescas.

Aguas frescas (translated literally, it's "fresh waters") are Latin American drinks that are non-carbonated, non-alcoholic and served cold, often ladled into cups from a big glass jar. My favorite is  piña colada, but it's typically not the easiest to find (Flavors like horchata and jamaica are far more readily available at taquerías and markets). Fortunately, I have a really easy make-at-home version that does the trick.

You'll need: A 20-ounce can of pineapple chunks in juice; a can of coconut milk (13 to 15 ounces, whatever your grocery store sells in that range); 2 cups water; and 2 tablespoons sugar

Step 1: In a blender, combine pineapple chunks (including juice), coconut milk and water. Blend until the pineapple pieces are very fine

Step 2: Stir in sugar

Step 3: Pour over ice
Told you it was easy.
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