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!
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.