Tropical Paradise



11/2 cups pineapple juice (fresh if possible)

1 cup sliced banana (about 1 medium)

1 mango, peeled, pitted and sliced

1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple

3/4 cup vanilla frozen yogurt or coconut milk ice cream or, use yogurt for a less sweet beverage

1/2 cup dark rum (optional – substitute mango nectar or more pineapple juice if desired)

Vanilla Bean


Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Add some ice cubes for extra chill and to dilute the sweetness slightly Pour into glasses and garnish with a piece of pineapple. Use vanilla beans as swizzle sticks. They can be washed for re-use or given as a take-home gift at a party. Serve immediately.


This recipe can be doubled or tripled.