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Frozen Banana Daiquiri Recipe: Easy Cocktail Guide (2024)

Frozen Banana Daiquiri Recipe

We finally found the perfect blend of tropical flavors with our Frozen Banana Daiquiri recipe. This refreshing drink combines luscious ripe bananas, tangy lime juice, a hint of sweetness, and a generous splash of rum.

With its smooth texture and delightful taste, it’s one of our favorite blended cocktails – a perfect cocktail for summertime sipping.

So, get ready to transform the vibe into a tropical Island with this easy recipe.

Easy & Simple Frozen Banana Daiquiri Recipe

Liquor Bottles and a Glass of Frozen Banana Daiquiri

Prep Time/Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Blender
  • 2-cocktail or hurricane glass


  • Three banana chunks
  • 1/3 cup light rum (or white rum)
  • 1/3 cup dark rum (o spiced rum)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (like Triple Sec)
  • 1/2 fresh lime juice
  • 2tbsp powdered sugar
  • ice cubes
  • 2tbsp banana liqueur (or banana rum)
  • Banana slices
  • Lime slices

Instructions: Combine light rum, dark rum, frozen bananas, sugar, lime juice, orange juice, banana liqueur, and ice cubes, then blend until smooth.

If you want a thicker consistency, add more crushed ice cubes and blend until smooth.

Pour the Frozen Banana Daiquiri into two glasses and garnish each cocktail/hurricane glass with a fresh lime slice and a banana slice. Serve immediately.

Serving: 2

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 448kcal | Carbs: 59g | Protein: 2g | Potassium: 715mg | Sodium: 9mg | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg | Vitamin C: 36mg | Vitamin A: 184IU | Sugar: 38g

What’s A Frozen Banana Daiquiri?

The Frozen Banana Daiquiri is one of the tasty recipes made from rum, Triple Sec orange liqueur, lime juice, sugar, and frozen bananas.

Banana daiquiris aren’t knock-’em-back-by-the-flagon.” – Terry Pratchett, English Humorist

This frozen Daiquiri is more like a spiked banana smoothie. It boasts a natural banana flavor with a kick of the rum.

Who Invented The Frozen Banana Daiquiri?

The inventor of the Frozen Banana Daiquiri is George Soule, a British sea captain.

In 1953, he skillfully combined Cruzan Rum, sugar cane extract, fully ripened bananas, freshly squeezed lime juice, and banana liqueur. This remarkable fusion gave birth to the inaugural rendition of the banana daiquiri,

Where Did The Banana Daiquiri Come From?

Pouring Frozen Banana Daiquiri on a Glass

Banana Daiquiris came from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, where it was served on a mountaintop locale.

Originally, Banana Daiquiri drinks were a stirred concoction comprising rum, lime, and sugar. Later, it evolved into a shaken cocktail, frothy and chilled in a cocktail shaker.

What Does It Taste Like?

The Frozen Banana Daiquiris have a delicious, creamy banana flavor and tropical allure. We like how the ripe bananas impart a luscious sweetness, harmonizing with the tangy zest of lime juice.

The rum lends a subtle warmth and depth, while the icy texture refreshes the palate.

“Chill out and savor the frozen bliss of Banana Daiquiri.” – Liquor Laboratory

It’s a symphony of flavors—creamy, fruity, and refreshing—creating a delicious and blissful harmony that transports you to a sun-kissed paradise with each sip.

Read: Alcoholic Ice Cream Cocktails

Frozen Banana Daiquiri’s Alcohol Strength

Frozen Banana Daiquiri’s alcohol strength varies depending on the recipe and the amount of rum used. But generally, it has an ABV of around 7%.

Typically, a Frozen Banana Daiquiri contains a standard measure of rum [1], around 1.5 ounces, or a single shot. The rum typically has an ABV of 40%.

Special Tips

  • Opt for fully ripened bananas, steering clear of those with a hint of green on the peel.
  • If you want a smoother texture, place the banana and ice together in your blender before incorporating the liquid ingredients. It ensures more uniform consistency, enhancing the overall enjoyment of your Banana Daiquiri.
  • Should the Banana Daiquiri drinks possess a thinner consistency, incorporate a couple of ice and blend once more. If it leans towards being overly thick, put an additional splash of a liquid ingredient to achieve your desired texture.

Recipe Variations

Glass of Frozen Banana Daiquiri Cocktail with Paper Parasol

For more delicious recipes, you can try the following variations:

Make It A Creamy Smoothie

To make a Banana Daiquiri a creamy smoothie, cut the ice halfway and add one scoop of vanilla ice cream. Alternatively, combine it with strawberry or chocolate ice cream in your blender.

Also another way to make it creamier is by adding coconut milk or cream liqueur. But we prefer adding coconut milk, as it gives a creamier texture.

Add More Fresh Fruits

While this recipe doesn’t need more garnish, adding fresh fruits can enhance the drink overall. You can add the fruit you like, but we suggest using blueberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, and papaya.

Transform It Into A Banana Split Cocktail

Transform this drink into a Banana Split cocktail by infusing it with chocolate and strawberry vodkas, pineapple juice, and a touch of vanilla ice cream.

It’s a great fusion of tastes reminiscent of the classic banana split dessert.

Add A Sweet Garnish

If you’re a sweet tooth like us, why not add more sweet garnish? We suggest adding caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, or maraschino cherry to the finished drink.

Use Tequila Instead Of Rum

Replace rum with tequila [2] and make another frozen cocktail – Frozen Banana Margarita.

Turn It Into A Dirty Banana

For a Dirty Banana recipe, blend banana liqueurs and coffee into the mix.

Make It Darker

To make its profile darker, incorporate 1/2 to 3/4 ounces of Amaretto or a nut-flavored liqueur. Fruit liqueurs also make excellent alternatives when fresh produce is scarce, offering a delightful twist to this drink.


What kind of rum do you use for Daiquiri?

The best rum to use for Daiquiris is white rum, as it pairs well with different recipes. But for a bolder twist, consider pouring aged, dark, or spiced rums to add an extra layer of flavor.
Coconut rum and banana rum are also popular options.

Can you make a Frozen Banana Daiquiri without a blender?

You can make Banana Daiquiri recipes even without a blender. Use an old-fashioned potato masher and mash the bananas until smooth.
Then, place the ice in a sizable plastic bag and gently beat it with a rubber mallet. Mix the bananas and other ingredients into the same plastic bag with the ice.
Shake vigorously to mix and chill the components thoroughly.

Can I use any type of rum in a frozen banana daiquiri?

While white or light rum is traditionally used in daiquiri recipes, you can experiment with different types of rum to customize the flavor of your frozen banana daiquiri. Dark rum or spiced rum can add depth and complexity to the cocktail.

What type of banana liqueur is best for a frozen banana daiquiri?

There are several brands of banana liqueur available, and any reputable brand will work well in a frozen banana daiquiri. Look for a banana liqueur that has a natural banana flavor without being overly sweet.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a frozen banana daiquiri?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of a frozen banana daiquiri by omitting the rum and increasing the amount of banana liqueur and fresh bananas. You can also add a splash of coconut milk or pineapple juice for extra flavor.

Are there any variations of the frozen banana daiquiri recipe?

Yes, there are many variations of the frozen banana daiquiri recipe. You can experiment with adding other fruits like strawberries or mangoes, or incorporate ingredients like coconut cream or chocolate syrup for a unique twist.

Final Say

Apart from the usual Strawberry Daiquiri cocktails, you have another savory drink to try – the Frozen Banana Daiquiri recipe.

It’s one of our favorite drinks among the Daiquiri cocktails, requiring minimal ingredients. We like its uniqueness, with the profile of bananas, rum’s booze, and sugar’s sweetness.

We recommend this recipe as a perfect summer drink, but of course, you can enjoy this any time and season. Cheers!


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