Happy summer! And to celebrate summer, I have a great giveaway plus a fabulous recipe for a Piña Colada on Coconut Rocks to showcase the fun gadgets that you can win!
The Piña Colada on Coconut Rocks is a fun summer drink that you’ll love to sip on while sitting at pool side. With pineapple juice, coconut milk, and rum, it’s the classic summer drink, with a little twist!
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The Deiss Kitchenware Company is kind enough to provide these fun kitchen toys to the winner of my giveaway! You can win a Deiss PRO Citrus Lemon Zester & Cheese Grater, Deiss PRO Pineapple Corer, and a Deiss ART Ice Ball Maker Mold & Collapsible Funnel! That’s summer fun right there, my friends!
I met the Deiss Kitchenware Company a couple of years ago when they sent me their grater/zester, which is a tool I use all the time. I love it for zesting citrus, but also for grating chocolate and Parmesan cheese.
You can check out their Amazon store and all their fun kitchen gadgets here. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with their stuff.
This was fun to play with… er, I mean it’s a very useful tool. It totally made short work of cutting the pineapple, and even on my first try with it, it worked so well! See that video, that’s actually my first try with the pineapple corer! Easy peasy!
All you have to do is cut the top off of the pineapple (save the top for a pretty presentation if you want). Then, position the corer over the core of the pineapple, and rotate the blades down toward the bottom. You don’t even have to cut the sides off of the pineapple or anything!
Once you are near the bottom, give the corer a wiggle to break the pineapple rigs off, and slide the corer up. Take the top black plastic part off of the corer, and slide the rings off the center. The rings come out super pretty.
From there, you can make pineapple rings by slicing once down the side of the pineapple rings. Or, slice them into chunks of desired length.
Save the outside pineapple skin for a pretty fruit bowl (hint hint, I’ll be bringing you an easy and beautiful recipe for this here!).
Features of the pineapple corer:
- perfectly shaped pineapple rings
- sharp stainless steel blade easily cuts through the fruit without making a mess
- you can apply force without fear that the tool will bend or break
- comfortable, non-slip handle provides a firm grip while slicing
- detachable handle makes the corer easy to store and clean
- Dishwasher safe
How to choose a ripe pineapple
Look for a golden-yellow pineapple. The yellower the exterior is, the riper the fruit will be.
A ripe pineapple should have a small amount of “give” when gently squeezed.
Next, smell the bottom of the pineapple, it should smell really pineapple-y. If there’s a lack of fragrance, it isn’t ripe. And, if it smells of vinegar, it’s past its prime.
Pineapple doesn’t ripen a lot after it’s been harvested, which means that you won’t be able to wait for it to ripen on your counter.
Ice Ball Maker Mold
This Ice Ball Maker was so much fun to use, and the ice balls are so pretty in any drink!
I think it would be fun to make Kool-Aid ice balls or lemonade ice balls while the kids are out of school for the summer. Let them fill the trays. They can check to see if the ice balls are frozen, and then watch the kids pop the ice balls out of the tray and into their drinks to stay hydrated and cool.
Features of the Ice Ball Maker Mold and collapsible funnel:
- The Deiss Ice Ball Maker creates 6 1.8’’ spheres of ice.
- Due to its small surface area, a ball-shaped piece of ice melts more slowly than a traditional ice-cube, keeps things cool and dilutes your beverage at a slower rate
- Easy to use and super fun!
- Each sphere lasts over two-and-a-half hours in liquids from. The ice fits perfectly into normal-sized glasses and coffee cups.
- Made of food-safe materials
- 100% BPA-free food-grade silicone
- leaves no chemicals or odd taste in your drink
- durable, leak-free construction is easy to fill, and won’t crack like plastic trays or tip over in the freezer
- the flexible design allows for easy removal of ice balls
- dishwasher safe
Fill the molds with:
- Piña Colada on Coconut Rocks(of course!)
- apple juice
- Fruit or flowers
- Make fun shaped ice cream
- anything that will freeze will work
Citrus Lemon Zester & Cheese Grater
I use my grater all the time! Especially for pretty zested citrus as a nice garnish or in a lemon dessert. I also love it for getting a bit of Parmesan on my dinner.
Features for the Zester/Grater:
- comfortable non-slip handle
- stainless steel blade that won’t rust
- curved sides make it extremely rigid and allow you to apply more force when it’s needed
- Replace your bulky, unsafe, and hard-to-clean box grater or heavy electric food processor with a single Deiss Grater-Slicer
- metal grater’s teeth won’t clog up the way other graters do
Use the grater on
- Hard cheeses like parmesan
- Citrus like lemon, lime, and orange
Deiss Zester/Grater, Pineapple Corer, and Ice Ball Maker Mold & Collapsible Funnel Giveaway
Follow the instructions in the Deiss Giveaway widget below. The kitchen gadget Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, and to anyone over 18 years of age. The Giveaway is open until Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Good Luck! Winner chosen randomly and announced in this post. We will email the winner, and if the winner does not respond in 48 hours, a new winner chosen. The prize mailed from the manufacturer to the winner directly, and Life Currents is not responsible for lost mail.
If you don’t win this you can buy one here.
Giveaway Enter Here
Piña Colada on Coconut Rocks notes
And, the featured recipe for Piña Colada on Coconut Rocks. It’s a fun way to use your new kitchen gadgets. And a fun drink to sip poolside during the hot summer months.
As the coconut ice balls, or rocks, melt, they mix with the pineapple juice and rum. You can also just keep pouring pineapple juice over the coconut balls, to stay refreshed throughout the day.
Piña Colada on Coconut Rocks Recipe
Piña Colada on Coconut Rocks
- 1 can coconut milk well shaken
- 1 ½ ounces white rum
- 1 ounce dark rum
- pineapple juice
- Pour the coconut milk into the ice ball tray, filling the entire bottom of the tray ¾ full with coconut milk. Press the top of the tray until the coconut milk squirts out the holes. If you need extra coconut milk to fill the ice balls, use the funnel to fill up to the top. Place the ice tray into the freezer for 4-6 hours.
- Slowly twist the tray on all four sides to break up the ice balls.
- Place frozen ice balls in glass. Pour rums and pineapple juice over the coconut ice balls to fill the glass. Garnish with pineapple slices and paper umbrellas as desired.