Skinny Coconut Daiquiri
Published Aug 24, 2020, Updated Nov 18, 2021
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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!
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!
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
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.
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!
Snacks to Serve with this Coconut Daiquiri
Keep with the tropical theme and serve the coconut daiquiri with some tasty snacks!
- Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
- Tropical Trail Mix
- Key Lime Pie Larabars
- Golden Baked Jicama Fries
- Healthy Guacamole with Frozen Peas
More Lightened Up Cocktail Recipes
- Skinny Piña Colada
- Skinny Paloma (no sugar added)
- Vodka Cranberry with Lime
- Blackberry Cucumber Skinny Mojito
- Sparkling Elderflower Apple Lime Vinegar Mocktail
- Dairy-Free Eggnog
Skinny Coconut Daiquiri
- 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*
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Pour into four glasses and enjoy!
- 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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!
Oops. Just saw your disclaimer about your partnership. 🙂
This looks so refreshing! Can’t wait to try!
this looks so so good!!! and morning beverages on vacation esp by the ocean are TOTALLY necessary, just sayin 😉
This drink looks simply delicious, will try it soon.
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!
This was perfect for the first day of vacation. I added the rum!
Woo! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Joy. Thanks for the review!
This is one for the ages!! I found this during the pandemic when vacations weren’t possible and every time I drink it I feel like I’m whisked away to a beach. Love the flavors and the textures.
Woo!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Amanda. Thanks for the review, I appreciate it!
This drink was delicious!!!! I prepped this using some vanilla protein powder as well and will have it for breakfast tomorrow!!! I definitely want to try this using rum for this coming 4th of July weekend!!! Super yummy without feeling a sugar crash later!
So glad you enjoyed this daiquiri, Amy! Thanks so much for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!!
Will definitely try this out!
Let me know how it turns, Adesanya!
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