Frozen Coconut Recipe from the Caribbean with White Rum and Coconut Rum

Frozen Coconut

Frozen Coconut Recipe from the Caribbean with White Rum and Coconut Rum
Region / culture: Caribbean | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 1


Frozen Coconut
Frozen Coconut

Frozen Coconut is a refreshing and tropical cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days. This creamy and coconutty drink is sure to transport you to a beach paradise with just one sip.


The Frozen Coconut cocktail is believed to have originated in the Caribbean, where coconut rum is a popular ingredient in many cocktails. This frozen version of the classic coconut cocktail adds a creamy and indulgent twist to the traditional recipe.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the ingredients briefly with half a glassful of crushed ice.
  2. Garnish the drink with a sprig of mint, add straws, and serve.


  • For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the white rum and coconut rum and increase the amount of ice cream for a creamy and virgin coconut drink.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To make the Frozen Coconut cocktail extra creamy, use a high-quality ice cream with a rich and smooth texture. Make sure to mix the ingredients well with crushed ice to achieve the perfect slushy consistency.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Frozen Coconut cocktail in a chilled glass garnished with a sprig of mint for a refreshing and tropical presentation.

Cooking Techniques

Mix the ingredients well with crushed ice to achieve the perfect slushy consistency for the Frozen Coconut cocktail.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute coconut milk for coconut rum for a non-alcoholic version of the Frozen Coconut cocktail.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the ingredients for the Frozen Coconut cocktail in advance and blend them with ice when ready to serve for a quick and easy drink.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Frozen Coconut cocktail in a coconut shell for a fun and tropical presentation that will impress your guests.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the Frozen Coconut cocktail with spicy or grilled dishes for a refreshing and tropical contrast to the savory flavors.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

This cocktail is best enjoyed fresh and should not be stored or reheated.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 150 per serving


Carbohydrates: 15g per serving


Total Fat: 5g per serving


Protein: 1g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This cocktail is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


This recipe contains dairy (ice cream) and may contain traces of nuts (coconut rum).


Frozen Coconut is a creamy and indulgent cocktail that is relatively low in calories but high in fats and carbohydrates. Enjoy in moderation as a special treat.


Frozen Coconut is a creamy and indulgent cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days. With its tropical flavors and refreshing taste, this drink is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

I distinctly remember the first time I saw this recipe for Frozen Coconut. It was passed down to me by my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, who had learned it from her mother-in-law who was a world-renowned chef. Mrs. Jenkins was kind enough to share the recipe with me after I raved about the delicious dessert she brought to a potluck dinner.

The first time I made Frozen Coconut, I was a young bride eager to impress my new husband with my culinary skills. I carefully followed the recipe, blending together shredded coconut, sugar, and whipped cream before freezing it into a creamy, dreamy dessert. When I served it to my husband after dinner that night, his eyes lit up with delight as he took his first bite. He declared it the best dessert he had ever tasted, and from that moment on, Frozen Coconut became a staple in our household.

Over the years, I made Frozen Coconut for countless family gatherings, dinner parties, and special occasions. Each time I served it, it never failed to receive rave reviews from all who tried it. I became known among my friends and family as the "Frozen Coconut Queen," a title I wore with pride.

As time went on, I began to experiment with the recipe, adding my own twist to make it truly my own. I started incorporating crushed pineapple and chopped pecans for a tropical touch, and sometimes I would drizzle chocolate syrup over the top for an extra indulgent treat. No matter how I served it, Frozen Coconut always brought smiles to the faces of those who enjoyed it.

One summer, my grandchildren came to stay with me for a week, and I decided to teach them how to make Frozen Coconut. They eagerly gathered around the kitchen counter as I showed them how to measure out the ingredients and mix them together. As we waited for the dessert to freeze, we sat outside on the porch swing, savoring the warm summer breeze and the anticipation of the sweet treat to come.

When it was finally time to dig into the Frozen Coconut, my grandchildren's eyes widened with wonder as they took their first bites. They squealed with delight, declaring it the best dessert they had ever tasted. I smiled, knowing that I had passed down a cherished family recipe to the next generation.

Years passed, and my grandchildren grew up and started families of their own. They would often call me for the recipe for Frozen Coconut, wanting to recreate the sweet memories of their childhood. I was always happy to share it with them, knowing that the tradition of Frozen Coconut would live on in their homes as well.

As I grew older, I found solace in making Frozen Coconut. The familiar routine of blending together the ingredients and waiting for it to freeze brought me comfort and joy. It was a reminder of all the happy times I had shared with my loved ones over the years, and I treasured every moment spent making and enjoying this beloved dessert.

Now, as I sit here reflecting on the memories that Frozen Coconut holds for me, I am filled with gratitude for the recipe that has brought so much happiness into my life. It may seem like just a simple dessert, but to me, it is so much more. It is a connection to the past, a reminder of cherished moments shared with family and friends, and a source of joy and comfort in times of need.

I may have learned the recipe for Frozen Coconut from Mrs. Jenkins all those years ago, but it has become a part of me, a treasured tradition that I will always hold dear. And I hope that one day, my grandchildren will pass down the recipe to their own children, keeping the legacy of Frozen Coconut alive for generations to come.


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