This skinny coconut daiquiri is creamy and full of coconut flavor, but much lighter than most frozen coconut cream cocktails. Only has 175 calories and 5 grams of sugar. 

I fell in love with coconut daiquiris on our honeymoon. We were in St. Croix and I became the resident mixologist. There was a blender in our villa so just about every morning I would wake up and make a new concoction. That feels like a lifetime ago, but coconut daiquiris will always bring me back to that fun time in our lives!

Close up overhead shot with two skinny coconut daiquiri cocktails in tall glasses with orange and white striped cocktail umbrellas.

I remember groceries were super expensive on the island, but I did grab a container of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It’s my go-to milk for overnight oats and smoothies but it also came in handy for cocktail making!

Vitamix blender overhead shot with coconut milk, banana chunks, ice and lime zest.

Skinny Coconut Daiquiri Ingredients

  • almond milk – to make this daiquiri lighter in calories and lower in sugar, we’re using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but feel free to use whatever dairy-free or dairy milk you have on hand.
  • unsweetened coconut cream – adding a bit of coconut cream gives the drink a creamy, rich texture that frozen coconut drinks are known for.
  • frozen banana – the frozen banana chunks help make the daiquiri thick and creamy and gives it a hint of sweetness, without making it taste too banana-y.
  • lime juice – all daiquiris need a little lime juice, literally the definition of a daiquiri is a cocktail made with rum and lime juice.
  • lime zest – the zest adds more lime flavor and pop of color when sprinkled on top of the daiquiri.
  • fresh coconut meat – shredded unsweetened coconut works too.
  • coconut rum – you can use coconut water instead of rum for a mocktail version of this cocktail

Overhead shot of a skinny coconut daiquiri in a blender.

How to Make “Healthier” Cocktails

Most of the coconut-based cocktails made at the restaurants/bars are made with canned Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut. This is coconut cream that is sweetened with sugar. Ready for the nutrition stats on a 2 tablespoon serving?! 130 calories and 20 grams of sugar. Don’t get me wrong… restaurant frozen drinks are delicious, but there are definitely ways to make a creamy, delicious cocktail but with less calories and sugar.

I didn’t want to completely omit the coconut cream from my version, but I cut back the quantity quite a bit and used a version without added sugar.  Using a base of unsweetened almond milk keeps the drink creamy, but keeps the sugar and calories lower. I also decided to throw in a frozen banana for extra sweetness and texture as well as fresh coconut meat and coconut rum for the coconut flavor.

Overhead shot with two skinny coconut daiquiri cocktails in tall glasses with orange and white striped cocktail umbrellas.

Coconut Daiquiri Mocktail

To make a non-alcoholic version of this coconut daiquiri, simply swap out the rum for coconut water. I honestly love the mocktail version!

Two skinny coconut daiquiri cocktails in tall glasses with orange and white striped cocktail umbrellas.

Snacks to Serve with this Coconut Daiquiri

Keep with the tropical theme and serve the coconut daiquiri with some tasty snacks!

More Lightened Up Cocktail Recipes

If you make this skinny coconut daiquiri, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turns out for you. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Overhead shot with two skinny coconut daiquiri cocktails in tall glasses with orange and white striped cocktail umbrellas.

Skinny Coconut Daiquiri


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This skinny coconut daiquiri is creamy and full of coconut flavor, but much lighter than most frozen coconut cocktails. Only has 175 calories and 5 grams of sugar. 


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 medium frozen banana, chopped into chunks before freezing
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup chunks of fresh coconut meat (shredded unsweetened coconut works too)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) coconut rum*

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Pour into four glasses and enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to swap out the unsweetened vanilla almond milk with another milk of choice.
  • Use 1/2 cup coconut water instead of coconut rum for the mocktail version.
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 76mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: skinny coconut daiquiri

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    18 comments
    1. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
      September 6, 2013 AT 6:00 pm

      This looks perfect – normally I’m turned off by the richness of coconut drinks, but this one looks to be right up my alley! I love the creaminess that the frozen banana adds!

    2. alex clarkson
      September 4, 2013 AT 3:39 pm

      This drink looks simply delicious, will try it soon.

    3. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
      September 2, 2013 AT 7:33 pm

      this looks so so good!!! and morning beverages on vacation esp by the ocean are TOTALLY necessary, just sayin 😉

    4. Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff
      September 2, 2013 AT 5:50 pm

      This looks so refreshing! Can’t wait to try!

    5. char eats greens
      September 2, 2013 AT 9:33 am

      Sounds delicious!

    6. Joyce
      September 2, 2013 AT 1:51 am

      You have to see if Almond Breeze has ever marketed themselves “complete with shades”. They need to send you several cases and a stipend to be a mixologist for them. :). Too cute!

      1. Joyce
        September 2, 2013 AT 1:54 am

        Oops. Just saw your disclaimer about your partnership. 🙂

    7. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
      September 1, 2013 AT 2:36 pm

      OMG! This looks absolutely amazing!!! I can’t wait to try…luckily Brian doesn’t like coconut so I will get this treat all to myself!

    8. Daniel
      September 1, 2013 AT 1:45 am

      Yay !!! This drink is amazing. I am going to try with fruit juices substituted for the almond milk next. But I do love, love, love me some almond milk.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 2, 2013 AT 11:07 am

        Thanks for trying it!

    9. jodye @ chocolate and chou flier
      August 31, 2013 AT 9:27 pm

      This drink sounds amazing! I’m such a fan of creamy coconut drinks, and I love how you lightened this version up. I’ll have to try it out when I get my hands on some fresh coconut meat!

    10. Julia @ Basket of Juls
      August 31, 2013 AT 9:06 pm

      What a great idea, and a great way to savor the end of summer! 🙂

    11. Gwen
      August 31, 2013 AT 5:10 pm

      I love that this is a “skinny” cocktail without any artificial sweeteners!

    12. Amie @ coffeeandcoconuts.wordpress.com
      August 31, 2013 AT 2:41 pm

      Omg this looks amazing! I have been on a total smoothie kick lately so I’m going to try this next. Plus this is my favorite almond milk! Yum yum

    13. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
      August 30, 2013 AT 9:00 pm

      Ahh I would totally make this virgin for my mom and myself! We love all things coconut and all things tropical 🙂 All we need is a beach!

    14. Josie
      August 30, 2013 AT 7:13 pm

      Have to try making this drink sounds amazing.

    15. Carissa
      August 30, 2013 AT 4:07 pm

      That looks fantastic! I’m ready for one now…perfect for Labor Day weekend sipping!

    16. Danica @ It’s Progression
      August 30, 2013 AT 2:40 pm

      yum!! This drink just screams summer to me…love coconut AND daiquiris 🙂

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