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 of Colombia, and for good reason. It’s wildly delicious and extremely 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:
Yield: 3-4 drinks
Time to make: 5 minutes or less
1 can of full-fat, unshaken coconut milk
3 freshly squeezed limes
4 tablespoons of sugar
3 ice cubes
1. Open the can of coconut milk and use a spoon to scoop the heavier coconut cream off the top and into a blender.
2. Pour about half of the thinner coconut water into the blender. Save the rest of the coconut milk for another use.
3. Add the lime juice, sugar, and ice to the blender.
4. Blend on high until very smooth. Taste and adjust the amount of lime juice or sugar to your liking.