Polynesian Watermelon Drink ('Otai)

Polynesian Watermelon Drink ('Otai)

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"''Otai' is a fruit drink which originated in Tonga and is usually made as a summertime refreshment. It is a blend of water, coconut milk, and any variety of pulped tropical fruit such as coconut, watermelon, mango, and pineapple but is almost always watermelon as it is plentiful in Tonga. A small amount of sugar may be added, although the recipe is considerably sweet on its own. I lived in Sydney many moons ago and the Polynesian families drank this by the gallons in the summer. Soooo refreshing and yummy! Serve over ice cubes."

Ingredients

15 m servings 199 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grate watermelon with a fork from the rind into a large bowl, leaving no large chunks. Stir water, pineapple, evaporated milk, and coconut into the grated watermelon. Add sugar; stir until dissolved. Squeeze lime juice into the watermelon mixture.
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Made this for an island inspired graduation party. I used really sweet watermelon and delicious, fresh pineapple (crushed it). I followed the recipe to the tee and no one liked it at all. I real...

Only one star? This is fabulous! Very refreshing. Use as much watermelon as you would like.

Absolutely delicious! Didn't have coconut so added a can of coconut cream and substitued coconut water for some of the water. Whizzed the fruit with my stick blender. And my husband drank almost...