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Frozen Cocktail Recipes That Are Good For You

 

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Is there anything better than a frozen drink on a hot sunny day while lounging at the pool?  It just screams: SUMMER!  But did you ever read the label on some of those drink mixes (high fructose corn syrup, yellow 5, blue 1, etc.)  Yuck!  I think I found my dietitian mission: to create a healthy, great tasting frozen cocktail without all the unnecessary artificial colors, flavors and sugar.  It’s a tough job but someone has to do it…

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy blueberries, strawberries, peaches and mangos, but sometimes you just can’t finish what you bought at the store or farmer’s market.  For years, I’ve been freezing my leftover fresh fruit to use in yogurt smoothies, but until recently, I never tried using frozen fruit in my cocktails.

Strawberry Peach Daiquiri

To freeze your own fruit, make sure to wash thoroughly and then pat dry the excess water with a paper towel.  If it has a peel like peaches, remove the skin and slice into wedges.  Lay on a flat surface for about an hour then put into a tightly sealed Ziploc bag and save in your freezer until you are ready to use.

Frozen Mojito

When my favorite fresh fruit is out of stock or out of season, I run over to the frozen food aisle.  Frozen fruit is packed at the peak of freshness and retains more nutrients than many of those fruits sitting around the fresh fruit aisle.

Who knew a Strawberry Daiquiri can be (a little) good for you?

Whether you start fresh or frozen, your favorite drink is never more than a blender away.  In moderation, alcohol can lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes and many of your favorite fruits like kiwi, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry are rich in antioxidants and other important nutrients.

The best part of a frozen cocktail is they take longer to drink and provide natural fiber from the fruit that will fill you up and keep you from overeating and over drinking your calories.  So reach out and grab that bottle of rum gathering dust in your liquor cabinet and start trying some of these delicious fresh fruit cocktail recipes.

Frozen Margarita (Mango)

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate! Find more on Google

 

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108 Responses to Frozen Cocktail Recipes That Are Good For You

  1. avatar says: Shari

    Watermelon Margarita is the best frozen drink I know of!

  2. avatar says: Denise

    We are a non alcoholic household but we do love a good smoothie cocktail. Best of all is use a base of frozen banana chunks. When blended give it a smooth creamy texture.

  3. avatar says: Adina

    I always enjoy a good strawberry daiquiri, or a strawberry-raspberry blend.

  4. avatar says: Rebecca

    Ooooh, Mojitos are definitely my favorite frozen cocktail. Followed shortly by Peach Margaritas

  5. my favorite drink is a frozen mango/strawberry margarita

  6. avatar says: cheryl

    I don’t drink alcohol…so my favorite would have to be a strawberry smoothie…perfect on a hot, summer day!

  7. Strawberry Daiquiri sounds just great to me right now. I would love to grow mushrooms.

  8. avatar says: Mindy

    Our favorite is mixing frozen mango and pineapple… We keep the fruit frozen to use as our ice.

  9. avatar says: Sarah

    Mint Julips and strawberry daiquiris.

  10. Raspberry Margarita!!

  11. avatar says: Zahara

    Berry smoothies are always a hit with the kids, & for extra richness, add avocado or tahini! Thanks for your blog.

  12. avatar says: elisa

    MY FAVORITE WILL BE , MOJITO BY FARRRRR!

  13. I love Peach Daiquiris! I had them on vacation once, and fell in love with them.

  14. avatar says: dkny

    I make an awesome frosty pina colada and I keep it in the upper right corner of my fridge which freezes anything so we can still enjoy the frosty goodness at Shabbos lunch.

  15. avatar says: Amy

    I love frozen strawberry mojitos.

  16. avatar says: Meggie

    Raspberry daiquiri! Mmm…

  17. My Favorite frozen drink is a Mudslide with Kahlua YUM!

  18. I love frozen peach coladas – peach and coconut. Yum!

  19. avatar says: Mary B

    Alcoholic drink would be an Alaskan Orange and non-alcoholic would be a Triple Berry Yogurt Smoothie

  20. Pina Colada, best frozen cocktail with fresh pineapple. My personal favorite.

  21. avatar says: Carol

    banana blackberry Daiquiris

  22. avatar says: Aviva

    I dont like alchahol but a bananna smoothie sounds good!

  23. avatar says: Karin C.

    I like strawberry margaritas with fresh strawberries!

  24. Love Mango Margaritas–with or without the alcohol–YUM!

  25. avatar says: Susan P.

    I don’t like to use alcohol but my family loves banana-orange-strawberry smoothies. Sometimes, we vary it and make shakes with vanilla ice cream instead.

  26. I use fruit juice such as pineapple, grape or apple and add frozen blueberries to make our frozen fruit smoothies. Sometimes I add a banana for a little different flavor. We love blueberries and this is the easiest way to enjoy them, besides eating them fresh. I would love the strawberry and peach smoothie. I am going to try that one next.

  27. avatar says: David

    I like a simple Strawberry Daiquiri.

  28. STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI

  29. My favorite frozen cocktail is a strawberry daiquiri, but I realize I haven’t really had any except that or margaritas. I need to branch out while the weather is warm!

  30. avatar says: Jen

    My favorite is Strawberry Daiquiri

  31. avatar says: Melanie D

    My favorite is a Frozen Key Lime Cocktail

    1 oz white rum
    1/2 oz dark rum
    1 1/2 oz lime juice
    3 tbsp vanilla ice cream

    Blend briefly with half a glassful of crushed ice in a wine goblet. Garnish with a slice of lime and a cherry, and serve. Makes one.

    • I never would have thought to mix lime and vanilla ice cream together, sounds fun. FYI, it is best to post recipes on the site so they appear in our database and are searchable.

  32. I love margaritas and mojitos – anything lime.

  33. I would adore a frozen mixed berry smoothie containing blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.

  34. avatar says: doug clay

    strawberry daiquiri for my wife and i sounds great.

  35. avatar says: Phil B

    banana daiquiri

  36. My favorite frozen drink is a vanilla pear daiquiri.

  37. avatar says: kpoll

    Very boring – don’t go for alcohol but my family likes anything in the lemon/lime-ade frozen department! I love to dip the glass in the juice and then sugar so that it sticks to the rim. My guests really enjoy when I serve in sugar-coated glasses.

  38. avatar says: ID

    strawberry-mango daiquiri. not original, but so refreshing.

  39. avatar says: G6

    I love the frozen mojitos!
    I also love this contest. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  40. I love lime margaritas and that one someone posted with the ice cream sounds really good. I definitely want to try that.

  41. avatar says: Mary W

    Anything with mango and/or pineapple is my favorite!

  42. My husband makes the best frozen lemon drops. Puckers you right up but boy are they coool.

  43. As a foodhistorian, I am certain that chokecherries were often used to make syrups for ices during the mid to late 1800′s. Simply cook berries to a pulp, strain, add 1 cup sugar per cup of juice, cook until thickened. The syrup is then added to crushed ice- I add a little fruit liquor ( any kind on hand) and enjoy my chokecherry cocktail.

  44. avatar says: Rachel BL

    I love mojitos! Refreshing on a hot day.

  45. avatar says: slehan

    I like frozen limeade.
    Thanks for the contest.

  46. Mmmm! Wow I do love a frozen coctail especially on those hot Summer days! A fruity one is especially refreshing! I have a few favorites but I am going to go with a Peachy Mango frozen Margarita! It is great with a couple blueberries thrown in too! A Zesty Lime-Apricot can really hit the spot too, and of course a creamy Banana Daquri is hard to say no to. Pina Coladas always bring me back to Carribean vacations and lying on a beach or a boat!

  47. avatar says: Kate

    I like sangria or a mai tai.

  48. My favorite frozen drink is a frozen iced coffee. Just make your regular iced coffee drink & add 2 to 3 shots of Bailey’s Irish Creme..depending on how strong you want it. Then just add your ice & blend. You can even add sweetened condensed milk to thicken the drink.
    tlcrum06 @ att dot net

  49. avatar says: Gwen L

    No alcohol, but an orange-banana smoothie with a sprig of mint really hits the spot.

  50. avatar says: Sarah

    Pina Colada, I love the drink and the song too!

  51. avatar says: Karla W

    I enjoy frozen margaritas and can’t wait to try the mango variation. I’m also thinking of experimenting with pomegranate too. I love the flavor, and making it frozen would be extra refreshing!

  52. avatar says: mink

    I keep working on perfecting the frozen daiquiri – Can’t say I’m having much success (especially since I don’t follow a recipe) but I AM having fun trying!

  53. frozen Bay Breeze: frozen pineapple, cranberry juice, and coconut rum!

  54. avatar says: Kathy O

    frozen margarita!

  55. avatar says: sheryl

    Can’t wait to try one of these recipes- isn’t summer great

  56. avatar says: Liz Gross

    My favorite is a mudslide but while I’m trying to save calories it’s a strawberry margerita.

  57. pour cran rasberry juice in ice cube tray. blend with bacardi

  58. avatar says: Malya

    My favorite summer cocktail is made in batches for a crowd and always makes the party
    Devils Margarita!
    12 oz frozen limeade (sugar free is fine)
    12 oz of beer or ginger ale
    12 oz tequilla
    add some honey or agave nectar if it is too tart.
    Enjoy

  59. avatar says: Tara

    Pina colada hands down. Nothing says summer like a tall pina colada with a tiny umbrella. Of course, a strawberry daquiri comes in a close second…

  60. avatar says: Joe K

    My favorite frozen cocktail is a frozen margarita.

  61. A peach schnapps smoothie:

    1 banana
    1/2 cup yogurt
    12 slices frozen peaches
    packets of sweetener to taste (2-4)
    2 shots peach (or other) flavored liquor
    1 or 2 shots rum or vodka (optional)
    ice, if needed (may not if peaches & banana are frozen)

    blend vigorously, as the peaches tend to get stuck. Makes two tall glasses or four short ones.

  62. avatar says: Esther B

    Frozen bourbon slushies!!

  63. avatar says: Amber

    My favorite frozen cocktail is the Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita!

  64. avatar says: Bryan

    Frozen Strawberry Marg!!

  65. Mango Daiquiris. Yum!

  66. avatar says: MFS

    Favorite drink is a Pomegranate Margarita.
    Ice, tequila, triple sec, Pom juice and lime

  67. avatar says: Mindy

    Love a frozed strawberry margarita!

  68. avatar says: Marilyn

    My favorite margarita in the whole wide world is one that I first had at the southermost part of the USA – A BLUE MARGARITA.
    Recipe follows:
    1 teaspoon coarse salt
    4 ounces Tequilla
    2 ounces Triple Sec
    2 ounces freshly-squeezed lime juice
    2 ounces blue Curacaco
    2 teaspoons superfine sugar
    2 (1/4-inch) slices star fruit for garnish (optional)
    1 lime, cut into wedges

    Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.

    Place Tequilla, Triple Sec, lime juice, blue Curacaco, and sugar in the shaker; shake hard for 30 seconds.

    Serve in Margarita Glasses with coarse salt or Margarita Salt on the rims of the glasses. Strain the Blue Margarita into the glasses. Garnish each with a slice of star fruit or a lime wedge.

    NOTE: To create a salt-rimmed glass, take a lemon or lime wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into coarse or Kosher salt.

    This drink will always have you believing that you are sitting by the ocean, listening to the waves roll in, even if you live in a place like Tucson, Arizona like me!!

  69. Shalom!

    I really enjoy the taste of pina coladas. The ingredients make a delicious and very yummy drink.

  70. avatar says: Karen

    Peach belini use frozen peaches and add sparkling wine, add some sweetner (sugar/splenda blend ) puree in blender til smoothie consistancy may add ice if necessary

  71. My favorite frozen cocktail is easy, nutritious, and it has the kick of an ounce of alcohol! Grin.

    1 med. banana
    1 cup apple juice
    1 cup frozen fruit (my favorite is blackberries)
    1 oz. rum
    1 cup ice

    blend and serve!

  72. My favorite frozen cocktail is a margarita.

  73. avatar says: Janice

    I love traditional margaritas with a very salty rim.

  74. avatar says: SarahG

    OK, everyone is sayin it so it must be true….Pina Coladas are the best!!!

  75. avatar says: Patrice

    A peach dacquiri is my favorite frozen cocktail.

  76. I Love Strawberry /Peach Daiquiri

  77. avatar says: Debra O.

    My husband’s favorite from New Orleans: Vanilla ice cream, bourbon, vanilla bean & nutmeg all frapped together ~~with or without whipped cream~~ and a fresh cherry on top! I enjoy any fruit combo muddled together with lotsa limes & a little mint shaken with vodka, of course. Strain it if you care to or enjoy the real fruit bits!

  78. pina colada the best

  79. Frozen Mojito, yummmm!!!!!!!!!!

  80. strawberry peach daiquiri. mhum that’s the best

  81. avatar says: Debbie L

    My favorite is frozen margarita.

  82. a peach margarita!

  83. I like Pina Colada’s

  84. pina colodas of course!

  85. avatar says: Crystal

    I like Strawberry Daiquiris!

  86. I think id have a margarita! .. or a pina colada… or … a daquiri!? yes, all of them please.

  87. I love fuzzy navels.

  88. avatar says: scarlette

    mango margarita

  89. avatar says: jim

    Mojito’s for everyone!!

  90. I like frozen strawberry margaritas with REAL strawberries!

  91. Razzberries, blackberries, blueberries (all heated, then cooled and frozen) added to rum and a slash of ginger ale. Oh no, now I need to go make one!

  92. Frozen Margarita sounds good.

  93. margaritas just a plain one. However the best tip I ever found was to add a shot of brandy to it. Really enriches the taste.
    Thanks for the chance. I have been wanting to grow mushrooms for years.

  94. I have always loved pina coladas.

  95. avatar says: Jacob

    Frozen Margarita’s

  96. Frozen Mojito..please..Reminds me of summertime:)

  97. avatar says: heather c

    There isn’t a lick of fruit in it, but the Mud Slide is amazing!

  98. I love frozen margaritas

  99. My favorite cocktail is Sex On The Beach.

  100. Well the best tasting cocktail to me is a Pina Colada, wow are those amazing!

  101. avatar says: Donna K

    Strawberry Margarita. Yum!