I’m not always in the mood for a mocktail, but that doesn’t mean I just want water. Consider this Orange Coconut Shake, a refreshing drink made with orange juice and coconut milk. Think of it as a nonalcoholic drink that uses simple ingredients that you probably have on hand. It can be a menu addition to your small family gathering in times of Covid. Especially if this means you get to have a chic adult cocktail without any alcohol.
Orange Coconut Shake
Makes 4 small shakes
1 tablespoon cardamom pods
¼ cup (50g) organic cane sugar
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup sour cream
½ cup crushed ice
- In a small skillet over high heat, toast the cardamom pods lightly until they are fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Let it cool completely. Reserve 3 pods for garnish.
- Place the cardamom, sugar and coconut milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.
- Strain the coconut milk mixture directly into a blender, along with the orange juice, sour cream, and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into 4 tall thin glasses (or champagne glasses) and grade a little bit of cardamom on top as garnish. Serve immediately.
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