And if you don’t, no worries…these milkshakes are still going to taste all kinds of good. Start by toasting up a handful of sweetened coconut, which is as easy as stirring it around in a skillet on the top of the stove until it gets pretty and golden. This will take about 5 minutes tops, and make sure you stir it faithfully at the end…when it starts to toast, it will toast fast!
Now get out your handy blender and fill it up with some vanilla ice cream, some milk and some cream of coconut. Make sure you get cream of coconut and not coconut milk…they are two different things entirely! Cream of coconut is a thick coconut syrup, and I usually find mine in the international foods section of my supermarket. Now whirl it all around until it’s all smooth and combined. Next you are going to add some of that delicious toasted coconut, and give it another whirl.
And here’s my favorite part! Take whatever glass you are using for your shake and brush some corn syrup around the top edge. Now dip it in the remainder of the toasted coconut to give your shake glass a festive look…things are getting exciting now! Now carefully pour the coconut shake from the blender into the glasses. Pop in a festive straw, take a sip, and voila! You are in delicious, frosty, tropical coconut shake paradise!
Life is good. :)
Adapted from Taste of the South Magazine
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