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Beat The Heat With These Frozen Drinks

With the mercury rising in most places right now, one of the best ways to beat the heat is to cool off with a frozen drink. This delicious, fruity frozen concoction conjures images of sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and swim up pool bars. Contrary to popular opinion, the Miami Vice cocktail is most likely named for the city where it originated, rather than the popular TV show of the same name. Best of all, this version is sugar-free!

Frozen Miami Vice with coconut, pineapple, and strawberry

Rather than being a distinct recipe, the Miami Vice is actually a layered combination of two popular beachy cocktails: Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris and Frozen Pina Coladas. If you are inviting friends over for a dip in the pool, you will be sure to delight them with this colorful drink served with pretty red and white paper straws.

Layering Tip: After adding the first layer, slowly pour each subsequent layer over the back of a large spoon. This will help create distinct layers, while the bright red from the strawberries slowly wicks into the lighter pina colada to create beautiful patterns.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 drinks

Directions:

  1. Prepare a batch of Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris and transfer briefly to the freezer.
  2. Rinse blender thoroughly, then prepare a batch of Frozen Pina Coladas.
  3.  Fill each hurricane glass approximately ¼ full with the strawberry daiquiri mixture and top it off with a layer of the pina colada mixture until the glass is half full.
  4. Repeat this process one more time and garnish with fresh strawberries and/or a wedge of fresh pineapple before serving. Enjoy! 

Mocktail version:

Use the Mocktail versions of the Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri and Frozen Pina Colada included in this package. Kids will love it! Recipes for each drink are given below.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri


This fresh and fruity homemade daiquiri recipe eliminates the need for sugary prepared mixes full of artificial colors and flavors. With just a few ingredients and your blender, you’ll be sipping a delicious frozen drink before you know it.

Note: Simple syrup is normally prepared using a 1:1 ratio of refined white sugar to water. In general, monkfruit sweetener is considered a 1:1 replacement for sugar, but in this case, a 1:2 ratio (one-part sweetener to two-parts water) works well without being overly sweet.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

Sugar-Free Simple Syrup:

¼ c. powdered monkfruit sweetener
½ c. water

Ingredients:

2½ c. fresh strawberries, hulled
¼ c. fresh lime juice
4 oz. light rum (optional)
6-8 large ice cubes

Garnish: lime wheels and/or fresh strawberries

Directions:

  1. Prepare the simple syrup by combining the monkfruit sweetener and water in a small skillet. Stir to combine and heat until the sweetener dissolves completely, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.  
  2. Place the strawberries, lime juice, rum, if used, and one-quarter cup simple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. While the blender is still running, add the ice a little at a time until thoroughly combined. Turn blender off and remove lid. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired, and blend for another 30 seconds to combine.
  4. To serve, pour into glasses and serve immediately garnished with lime wheels and/or whole strawberries. Enjoy!

Frozen Pina Colada

Many pina colada recipes call for cream of coconut, which is a sweetened version of coconut cream. This refined sugar-free version uses the rich coconut cream found on the top of a can of unsweetened coconut milk. A simple syrup made with powdered monkfruit provides the perfect touch of sweetness to balance out the other flavors.

Note: Simple syrup is normally prepared using a 1:1 ratio of refined white sugar to water. In general, monkfruit sweetener is considered a 1:1 replacement for sugar, but in this case, a 1:2 ratio (one-part sweetener to two-parts water) works well because the pineapple is inherently sweet.

You can use fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple for this recipe. For best results, use fresh pineapple that has been cut into chunks and frozen prior to blending.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 drinks

Sugar-Free Simple Syrup:

¼ c. powdered monkfruit sweetener
½ c. water

Ingredients:

2 c. frozen pineapple chunks (see note above)
8 oz. pineapple juice
1/3 c. coconut cream
4 oz. light rum (optional)
6-8 ice cubes

Garnish: Fresh pineapple slices

Directions:

  1. Prepare the simple syrup by combining the powdered monkfruit sweetener and water in a small skillet. Stir to combine and heat until the sweetener dissolves completely, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Place the frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, rum, (if used), and one-quarter cup simple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. While the blender is still running, add the ice a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Turn blender off and remove lid. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired, and blend for another 30 seconds to combine.
  5. To serve, pour into glasses and serve immediately garnished with fresh pineapple slices. Enjoy!

Mocktail version:

Omit the rum and replace with 1 oz. coconut cream and 3 oz. pineapple juice before blending.  

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