I love smoothies~ They are so refreshing~ I make them often and I always have ingredients on hand to make one. This smoothie is Mr Big J's favorite.....who is Mr Big J? My hubby!! We have known each other since we were 14 years old, since 8th grade to be exact:) That means I have known Mr Big J for 40 years!! Yikes! That sounds so "old" ~Enjoy~
Creamy Pineapple Cooler
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup cream of coconut
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 quart vanilla ice cream
Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Serve immediately
How to Split and Scrape a Vanilla Bean~
1. Split the Bean: Take a sharp paring knife and poke a hole through the vanilla bean so the bean lies flat when you hold the knife horizontally. Hold the vanilla bean in place on the side facing the dull part of the knife. Using short sawing motions pull the paring knife across the entire vanilla bean so that it splits it into two even halves.
2. Scrape Seeds: Hold the dull side of your paring knife firmly against the middle of the vanilla bean half and scrape across the entire bean. If your vanilla bean half folds over at the edges, you may need to repeat this motion with the dull side of the tip of the paring knife to get the seeds underneath each fold. Repeat with the other half.
Note: You can substitute Old fashion Vanilla Bean Ice Cream in place of the vanilla bean and vanilla ice cream.
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