It’s only the beginning of June and we are already experiencing some pretty warm days here on the East Coast. After the winter we had I am totally relishing in the bright summer sun and rising temperatures. Just this weekend I was grilling out on my patio preparing dinner for my family. The music was blaring, the grill was smoking and I was so relaxed. Then suddenly, I had this overwhelming urge for something cool, frosty and delicious. I went in to my kitchen and bar area and assessed what I had on hand. I had some overripe bananas, coconut milk, coconut rum, coconut, caramel sauce and brown sugar. I thought the combination sounded heavenly and was whipping up this Frozen Coconut Banana Daiquiri in minutes – literally.
- 2 large, ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 3-4 ounces coconut rum (I used Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- caramel sauce to drizzle
- Combine the bananas, coconut milk, coconut rum and brown sugar in a large blender with 2-3 heaping ice scoops of ice (add more if needed to desired consistency). Blend. Lightly toast shredded coconut in frying pan or toasted oven. Pour frozen coconut banana daiquiri in large glasses and top with shredded coconut and caramel drizzle. Cheers and enjoy.
This drink was just too delicious and the perfect combination of ingredients. The brown sugar, caramel sauce, Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum and toasted coconut fully complimented the natural sweetness of the banana. It was cool and creamy with nice, warm flavors.
While this recipe easily serves four, I have to confess, my husband and I enjoyed these by ourselves and each had two.
I am a proud Blogtender for Blue Chair Bay Rum and part of their Blogtender Nation.
Blue Chair Bay Rum is a collection of premium-blended rums by singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney offered in four flavors – white, spiced coconut, coconut and their newest flavor, banana. Blue Chair Bay Rum is imported and bottled by Fishbowl Spirits, Rochester, NY. Blue Chair Bay White Rum has a 40% ABV, Blue Chair Bay Coconut, Coconut Spiced and Banana Rums have an ABV of 26.5%.
This frozen coconut banana daiquiri recipe would also be good with a combination of coconut and banana rums. You could easily modify this recipe and use 2 ounces banana rum and 2 ounces coconut rum for an even greater amplification of banana flavor. I need to get my hands on the newest banana rum flavor to try this recipe again!
Samples of Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum were provided by Blue Chair Bay Rum.
This article was written by food and beer blogger Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps.