Pina-colada is a famous drink worldwide. It is made up of a combination of pineapple and coconut, both of which are tropical fruits. The two fruits really complement each other and you can never go wrong with a pina-colada. Whether it’s a dessert or a drink, pineapple and coconut go well with each other. The taste is not only refreshing, it is a really good fill too.

Mangoes can be found all around in the fruit market these days. It is the fruit of the season, and all you can think about is mangoes, all the time. I wanted to incorporate mangoes in pina-colada to see how the sweet taste of mangoes compliments it’s punch.

After a long day of fasting, this drink is bound to quench your thirst in a jiffy.

Recipe

  • Mangoes pulp – 1 cup
  • Pineapple chunks- ½ – ¾ cup
  • Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup – one small tin
  • Ice – as required
  • Sugar/honey – 4 tablespoons
  • Coconut ice-cream or desiccated coconut – 2 or 3 tablespoons
  • Milk – ½ cup or as required

Method

  • Blend mangoes, pineapple, coconut milk, sugar, ice-cream and milk together.
  • If desired consistency is not reached, use more milk.

Voilà!

Fatima Ali

I am trained to be an IT professional. I served National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) for six years after graduating from the same university. As long as I can remember, cooking good food has been my passion and it makes me happy. My cooking lessons were a bit unusual though. Back in the day when digital did not mean much, my father would record cooking shows (knorr ka kitchen, kaukab khuwaja and Zee Khana Khazana – Chef Sanjeev Kapoor) for me to watch endless times later on, before trying the recipes out. I would make brownies and cold cake almost every day while my mother was asleep. This was my way of surprising her every evening. My mother cooks amazing food too and I have tried many of the recipes written in her recipe book. I draw inspiration from a number of chefs from televised cooking shows such as Late Chef Farah, Chef Rahat, Chef Mehboob, BBC Food, Masala TV, Chef Shai, Chef Sharmeen, Master Chef Australia and my ultimate favorite Chef Shireen Anwer. I would not be as good a cook I am now without passive guidance from each one of these.