Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Taste of the Tropics

Even though I live in the firmly landlocked city of Pittsburgh, PA -- I am truly a beach bum at heart. I often daydream about the sounds, smells, sights and even the tastes of the glorious seashore. So when I stumbled upon the "Caribbean and West Indies" chapter of my 1977 Weight Watchers International Cookbook, my tastebuds tingled for the flavors of the tropics.

Attention Fellow Retro WW Beach Bums! Sample this tasty, tropical beverage and you'll feel like you have just woken up on one of the enchanting islands of the Caribbean.

Cafe Puerto Rico

1 cup cold strong coffee
2 cups canned crushed pineapple
1 cup skim milk

Combine all ingredients in blender (in 2 batches). Process until smooth.
Chill. Stir. Serve.
Makes 4 saucy servings!

Try not to worry about the disturbing combination of flavors and textures in this chunky beverage. With every sip - whether you are sitting at home in your bathrobe or at work in your tiny gray cubicle - just close your eyes and tell yourself - "I am on the beach. I am a smokin' hot bikini babe. I am Livin' La Vida Loca." Repeat as needed.

Trust me. It works wonders.


TJ said...

humm interesting combo! Not sure I will try it...but I like the positive affirmation ya got there! Minus the bikini for me! lol

Helen said...

Blech. Nice way to ruin coffee.

Zeller said...

very interesting