Love mangos, bananas, and coconut? Then today’s post is definitely for you! I’m sharing the recipe for these delicious Mango Banana Coladas. You can make them virgin for the family or if you like a little kick in your colada, you can add a splash of your favorite coconut rum.
It’s Spring Break for us, and since today happens to be National Coconut Torte Day; we celebrated with these yummy Mango Banana Coladas. I made two batches- virgin for the kiddos and spiked with the coconut rum for the adults.
Mmm, these tropical smoothies these amazing! I’m definitely a fan of all things coconut-y and tropical. (You may remember, I even did an entire tropical drink series while on vacation last summer.)
Mango Banana ColadasPrint
- 1 small mango, chopped (about a cup)
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 cup of coconut milk (not creme de coconut, but the kind that comes in a carton or can)
- 1 cup of crushed ice
- optional: 1 to 2 oz of Coconut Rum
- optional: dried unsweetened coconut and sugar for the rim of the glass
- Put all ingredients together in a blender and blend until desired consistency.
- If you’re like me and making virgin and spiked versions, leave the coconut rum out during the first blend, pour out the virgin drinks, then just add the rum and re-blend for about 10 seconds.
- To garnish with the coconut sugar, process 2 tablespoons of dried unsweetened flaked coconut and a tablespoon of sugar in a food processor, single serve blender or coffee grinder until coconut is diced into small pieces.
- Before pouring the drinks, wet the rim of your glass and dip in the coconut sugar. (If you have enough left over, sprinkle some on the top of your drink too, its delicious!)
- Note: This does not work with the sweetened flaked coconut used for baking, since that ki of coconut is not completely dried out, it just gums up in the food processor…)
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.