Summer is the perfect time of year to entertain on the deck, patio or poolside, sipping something cool. In fact, my first question when guests arrive is ususally “Can I get you a beverage?” The typical choices are offered…beer, wine, soda, lemonade/iced tea (if made) or water. But, what if there were more options for my friends? Luckily, I found the perfect place where you can find delicious recipes- and you know how much I love to test out new recipes- all made from Silk Soy, Almond or Coconut Milk!
The creative minds of Silk have developed a new Silkology Facebook Page designed to share a whole new line of recipes for cocktails or “mock-tails”. The latter grabbed my attention due to having teens in the house and friends who do not drink alcohol.
So, as I searched through the recipes made by “Silkologist” Bryan Dayton, award-winning mixologist, I found the perfect one to remind me of our recent beach vacation…the Pina Colada! In less than 5 minutes, I was sitting on the deck with a glass full of goodness soaking in a beautiful sunset!
Pina Colada Recipe:
- 1 cup Silk Pure Coconut Original or Vanilla coconutmilk (I used Original)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/4 tsp coconut extract
- 1/2 cup ice
*Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with pineapple. Serves 2.
I was so pleasantly surprised how delicious this was! We usually have the chocolate Silk milk in the fridge..I never would have tried coconut had I not seen it on the Facebook page, but I’m so glad I did! My only recommendation for this recipe : try to use fresh pineapple (or 3/4 cup canned chunks) to really bring out the island flavor.
I can’t wait to try out a few more of Bryan’s concoctions and serve them up at the next deck gathering or the neighborhood Bunco night! Now that I think about it, any of the recipes could be made into a smoothie! Perfect for breakfast or post-workout recovery!
See? Give a foodie a page full or new recipes and the mind starts racing with all kinds of possibilities!
Silk inspired me to think outside of the glass with their new Silkology-inspired drink recipes. Tell me something new you want to try this summer when entertaining or for anytime…for a chance to win a Silkology prize package- ‘Silk for a Year’ (24 certificates for a free half gallon – a $4.99 value each) and an entertaining drink set (pitcher, stirrer, shaker, tray and glassware). How awesome is that?!