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'Otai (Tongan Watermelon Drink)

‘Otai (Tongan Watermelon Drink)

Servings 4 Servings


  • 1/2 seedless watermelon around 5 cups
  • 1 can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 can (15 ounce) coconut milk
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2-3 cups water
  • Sugar to taste


  • Shredded coconut
  • Lime wedges


  • Scoop out 1/2 watermelon into a large bowl. Shred with a fork or grate. The watermelon shouldn't be completely pureed. 
  • Mix in the pineapple with juice, coconut milk, lime juice, up to 3 cups water, and sugar if desired.
  • Serve chilled with crushed ice if desired, shredded coconut, and lime wedges.