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Watermelon Batida de Coco

08.09.2013 · Posted in Beverages, Recipes

watermelon smoothieBatida is Portuguese for shaken or milkshake.  de Coco is coconut milk and watermelon with coconut milk is a cool drink on a hot summer’s day.  In Tonga they call this ‘Otai (oh-tie).  Its low in calories, high in nutrition and can be made with mango, quava, peach, pineapple, papaya, soursop or a combination of fruit like strawberries, watermelon and red grapes.   Garnish with little umbrellas and fruit for a festive look.

If you add cachaca, Brazilian sugarcane liquor which is distilled sugarcane syrup, you’ll have a Brazilian cocktail.  Cachaca should not be confused with rum which is made from sugarcane molasses.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 cup of watermelon flesh, seeded
  • 1 cup of coconut milk (Coco Lopez brand sweetened)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice (or Roses Lime)
  • cup of ice

Method:

  1. Place watermelon, coconut milk and lime juice in a blender and whirl for 30 seconds.
  2. Add ice and whirl until smooth.
  3. Pour over ice in tall glasses and garnish.
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