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."
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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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Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

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...

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...

I love this Drink, My Tongan Friend Mele gave me her recipe for Otai, I make it every summer, I make it by the gallons for all my friends to enjoy when they come to visit.In stead of can milk we...

i love this recipe and make it every weekend over he summer , but i like to use primo milk instead of water to give it a milky taste and serve it with ice cream . . . yummy

Mine came out... okay. I bought a seedless watermelon, cut it in half and started with that. I blended it and the can of crushed pineapple, added the milk, lime juice, coconut milk (I don't care...

Wow! This tasted great! I bought a really sweet but visually unattractive watermelon inside so decided to use this recipe. I didn't have coconut so I left it out. As soon as I go to the store, I...

My husband is Tongan. We make the "skinny version". Using ripe watermelon, take out the seeds( if necessary) & place chunks in the blender. Add at least 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk...