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Piña Colada Dessert

September 19, 2012

I know you are probably getting tired of me talking about Nobu but my dad and I went there during NYC’s restaurant week and shared an amazing dessert they called Piña Colada. It was light yet decadent and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. When I have a bad day I like to indulge in a high-calorie yummy meal or have lots of dessert, I could tell you the biological reasoning behind this behaviour but that’s not why you came to so I’ll spare you and give you the recipe I created inspired by my experience at Nobu.

April's Piña Colada Dessert

April’s Piña Colada Dessert

Live, Love, Eat!

April x

Pina Colada Dessert
Serves 4
Using the flavours of pina colada to make a scrumptious sweet bowl
  1. 1/4 cup pineapples (you can keep some more pineapple for garnish)
  2. 1/8 cup pineapple juice
  3. 1.25 cups heavy cream
  4. 1/4 cup coconut milk, chilled
  5. 1 teaspoon gelatin
  6. 1 tablespoon cold water
  7. 5 tablespoons sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  9. salt
  1. Make the purée simply by blending the pineapple, the juice, a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of sugar. Put it in the freezer to chill if you are making this dessert immediately, otherwise refrigerate until you are ready to use it.
  2. After sprinkling the gelatin over cold water and letting it rest, whip 1/2 cup heavy cream until it is foamy. Add 2 tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt to the cream.
  3. Stir gelatin in a pot on the stove at the lowest temperature until it is melted and add to the cream while whipping. Finally add 1/4 cup of pineapple purée to the cream and mix gently to retain the air.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for an hour (or more).
  5. Beat coconut cream, 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1 tbsp of sugar until thick (the cream will separate from liquid). Scoop out thick cream leaving the liquid behind and set aside.
  6. Beat 1/2 cup heavy cream, vanilla and 1 tbsp of sugar until steak peaks form before adding the coconut cream mixture from previous step.
  7. Slice pineapple for garnish (I sliced the rings into pieces to make it easier to eat). Put your refrigerated pineapple concoction in a bowl, spread coconut cream on top and finish with fresh pineapple.
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  • Reply Cash McKenzie (@cash_mckenzie) September 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    …so this is what you were taking about, it looks amazing 🙂

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