My dear colleagues left me alone this week… They exchanged our tea time for some cheap tropical cocktails. Christoph is off to the Seychelles and Nicole is doing a crazy wedding-marathon in Mexico. And me??! How do I survive until they’re back?
I prepare my favourite tropical ice cream, of course.
PIÑA COLADA ICE CREAM
- 1/2 of a big ripe pineapple, mashed
- 1 tin (400 g) of creamy coconut milk
- agave syrup, according to taste
- 1-2 tbsp of coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp of rum (optional)
Preparation time: 10 minutes + freezing time
Mix all the ingredients in a mixer until you get a smooth, creamy liquid. If you have the luxury, put it into the ice cream machine, wait until it does the job and enjoy! :P Alternatively, pour the mix into a bowl, put it into the freezer and mix it every 20-30 minutes. Like this it will remain creamy, too.
Whenever we travel, the first things we look for are markets. Not the fancy ones but where locals usually do their shopping. This is how we made it to Marché Bastille, the biggest and cheapest fruit & vegetable market in Paris. It stands on the grounds of the once infamous prison, Bastille.
As Munich lacks a traditional local market, nor is there any place with quality import goods, we felt like kids in the candy store in Paris. Great melons, cheap avocados, baguette, fromage and French wine welcomed our hungry eyes (and belly).
At an ad-hoc stand we had an unforgettable smoothy that now became part of our regular repertoir. I bet the imprisoned in Bastille Saint-Antoine Number 232 would have enjoyed it as well.
Ingredients (for 4x3dl)
1 kg of oranges
3 tablespoons of honey (or you can use Agave syrup if you want it totally vegan)
1 bunch of fresh peppermint
Peel the fruit, mix everything in a blender, put it in the fridge for an hour and, à votre santé!
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