I've been collecting recipes from magazines for years. I tend to keep my food magazines whole, but recipes I find in magazines like Sunset or Good Housekeeping usually get cut out and stuffed in a folder. Or a box. Or a drawer. Basically I'm saying besides having stacks of cooking magazines all over the house I also have slips of paper with recipes on them all over too (don't get me started on the stacks of cookbooks).
At one time Mr. L (before we were married) convinced me to start going through my stack of Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines (I probably have 25 years of each) and cut out the recipes I wanted. I found I was cutting up pretty much the entire issue...and in my mind there was just something inherently wrong with destroying my beloved cooking magazines. So I stopped. I have ignored the pleas of just buying DVD's with all those recipes on them because there is just something about sitting down with an old Gourmet and looking at the ads and stories that go along with the recipes that takes me away to another world...much like reading a book does.
A little slip of paper with this recipe printed on it was in a folder marked "To Try"...not sure why that folder was different from the zillion other folders I have with cut out recipes in it, but I figured maybe I'd go through it and see what I could find. I believe this recipe originally came from an old Bon Appetit magazine as it seems to have originated from a column where Barbara Sweeney from Visalia, California was asking if the magazine could duplicate a drink she'd had at Oahu's Turtle Bay HIlton and Country Club in their Bay View Lounge.
Nice drink to have on a hot day. I wished my blender was better as the ice didn't quite blend enough for me (you can see the little beads of ice in the glass). But it still made a nice refreshing drink.
I have no idea why they call it a "Koala" Float. Quite frankly I have a feeling I misread it originally and thought it said Kahlúa.
Simple little drink which I always have the ingredients on hand to make. Did I mention how nice something like this is on a hot day? Did I mention it's supposed to be 104 where I'm going for Fathers Day? I think I may need to bring a pitcher of these along with me.
4 cups ice
3/4 cup canned sweetened coconut cream
6 tablespoons coffee liqueur
6 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
Blend first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into 2 tall glasses.
Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and serve. Makes 2 servings.
NOTE: I used Kahlúa coffee liqueur. I use Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur.
NOTE: After taking a sip, I played with adding a bit more Baileys to get the taste of the drink I wanted.