Mexican Coconut Drink

Cool off Mexican-style with this milky white glass of nutritious refreshment.

Serving size

8 ounces

Makes

6 servings

Prep time: 5min
Cook time: 5min
Total: 10min

Ingredients

2 cups water

2 cups white rice

2 cups coconut water, unsweetened

1 can coconut milk, unsweetened

⅓ cup sugar

4 slices lime

 

Special Equipment

Cheesecloth

Twine

Nutrition Info

Makes: 6 servings  Serving size: 8 ounces

Calories

227

Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Carbohydrate

45 g

Sugar

3 g

Fiber

2 g

Protein

5 g

Sodium

25 mg

Calcium

74 mg

Phosphorus

72 mg

Potassium

232 mg

Instructions

  1. Fill a small saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from the stove.
  2. Combine water and rice in a medium bowl. Cover and set overnight at room temperature.
  3. Combine rice mixture and coconut water the next day and blend until smooth.
  4. Stretch cheesecloth over a medium-sized bowl. Secure with a rubber band or twine.
  5. Pour the rice puree through the cheesecloth and strain the liquid into the bowl (NOTE: You may have to rinse the cheese cloth a few times as the rice particles will form a sediment and barrier to the liquid pouring through).
  6. Discard rice sediment and set aside strained rice water.
  7. Heat coconut milk and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until sugar is completely dissolved, about 4 minutes. Cool.
  8. Pour sweetened coconut mixture into the rice mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Serve with ice and squeeze of lime and lime slice for garnish.
Recipe Contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Adjust sugar to your liking, add a few tablespoons more or less.