Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hawai'ian Milk Treat

My boyfriend Jaeger and I spent 12 glorious days in Hawai'i. We visited my Auntie Goring and Uncle Tom in sunny Maui as well as his relatives in Oahu.

We toured the sites, went surfing and feasted on as much local food as possible. Some of our favorites food finds were Kalua pork (juicy pulled pork cooked in an underground oven and served at luaus), spam musubi (grilled spam on top of sticky rice wrapped in nori) and
shaved ice drizzled with syrups made from local ingredients like guava, pickled mango and lychee.

On our last day in Maui, my Auntie Goring so generously gave me two of her coveted cooking "encyclopedias", each boasting 2,000 recipes! These cookbooks helped to develop her with exquisite culinary skills and I look forward to carrying the torch by testing and featuring these recipes on upcoming Candice's Cusina Foodieos (food videos) on YouTube.

Here's a quick & simple recipe of a Hawaiian Milk Treat to provide you with some tropical love on those wintry days.

1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned (reserve some bits for serving)
2 cups cold milk
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients into blender and blitz for 45 seconds or mixed thoroughly. Serve immediately with reserved pineapple chunks. Hawai'i in a cup!!

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