How to Make the Best Banana Daiquiri Recipe Ever

Head straight to the tropics with this refreshing banana daiquiri recipe, frozen of course.

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Looking for the perfect summer sipper? Congratulations—you just found it. We’ll show you how to make a tropical banana daiquiri recipe in just three steps.

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An Introduction to the Daiquiri

The daiquiri gets its name from the mining town in Cuba where it was first created at the turn of the 20th century. The classic drink is made with rum, lime juice and sugar that’s shaken over ice and strained into a chilled glass. Frozen daiquiris take it up a notch by blending the rum, lime juice and sugar with ice cubes and fruit, creating a sweet, frothy drink. Our banana daiquiri recipe takes the tropical flavor one step further with the addition of rich coconut milk.

Which Type of Rum Should You Use?

Bartenders recommend using a white rum when making a daiquiri as its crisp and refreshing flavor helps to offset the sweetness of the drink’s other ingredients.

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How to Make Our Banana Daiquiri Recipe

Yield: 3 drinks


  • 2-1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Optional garnish: Maraschino cherries and lime wedge

Step 1: Blend ‘er Up

Place the ice, bananas, coconut milk, rum, lime juice and sugar in a blender. (Here’s our essential blender buying guide). Cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Step 2: Pour Into Glasses

Pour the drink mixture into chilled glasses.

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Step 3: …and Garnish!

Garnish with a maraschino cherry or lime wedge. (A cocktail umbrella would be a perfect addition, too.) Serve immediately.

Bonus: Mix-ins and modifications

You can easily modify this recipe to work with the ingredients you have on hand. For example, you could replace the banana with strawberries, mango or another favorite fruit. You could also switch out the rum for peach schnapps or a tropical liqueur. This daiquiri is perfectly tasty without any alcohol, too.

Next up: Find out how to make frozen drinks and you’ll be creating your own recipes in no time!

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Susan Bronson
Susan is a food and wine writer and editor based in northern Wisconsin. In 2010, she created the food blog A Less Processed Life, which features made-from-scratch recipes that highlight locally grown ingredients. As a contributor for Taste of Home, Susan has written about twists on classic cocktails like apple cider sangria and maple old-fashioneds. She also shares tried-and-true cooking techniques and re-creates and reviews recipes from notable chefs, including Julia Child and Ina Garten. She lives on a small family farm with her husband and son, and loves tasting all that the Upper Midwest’s culinary landscape has to offer.