The follow up to my Margarita Cocktail is here just in time for the 4th July! Low-carb Piña Colada is definitely my favourite treat. A serving has 7.6 g of net carbs. For those of you that that are on "extra low-carb", use a few drops of natural alcohol-based food extract instead of fresh pineapple. Without pineapple and using natural food extract instead, this recipe has only 4.3 g net carbs.
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For recipes like this one, I use liquid coconut milk such as Aroy-D. It's the best coconut milk I've tried. It has no additives and is really "milky". It's great for drinks like Low-carb Cappuccino but you can't use it for "creaming" coconut milk - it won't thicken.
How Natural are Food Extracts?
Although they may not contain sugar, some use propylene glycol (PG). Not all extracts contain PG - you have to check the label.
How unsafe is PG? You are not likely going to use a large amount of any food extract and PG is toxic only in large amounts. You should probably be more concerned about PG content in your deodorant than in a few drops of food extract. Also note that there is no conclusive evidence of PG actually being a carcinogen which is the most commonly repeated claim.
Serving size 1 cocktail
Allergy information for Low-Carb Piña Colada Cocktail
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 cocktail)
Net carbs8 grams
Calories from carbs 12%, protein 4%, fat 84%
Total carbs9.1 gramsFiber1.1 gramsSugars4.3 gramsSaturated fat21.5 gramsSodium78 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium70 mg(18% RDA)Potassium430 mg(21% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 1 serving)
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