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Frozen Coconut Mojitos

Frozen Coconut Mojitos

June means we’re in the full swing of barbeques and glacier-cold creek swimming and sunset drinks on the patio! The afternoon sun is so intense in the mountains that I swear I burn a little bit more every day. I’ve been blending up all sorts of frozen drinks to keep cool and this is my new favorite!

I love mojitos for their simplicity. Mint and lime are so unbelievably refreshing in the summer, exactly what you’re craving at the end of the day. Adding coconut cream makes it wonderfully velvety and melts the moment it hits your tongue.

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Mojitos are the perfect excuse to add mint to your herb garden. It grow almost too easily out here – mint would take over our whole yard if we let it, so it’s great in a container garden. In all honesty, we don’t use it for much other than drinks… so overgrown mint leaves are a sign that we should probably mix up a big pitcher.

Coconut cream is much richer and thicker than coconut milk or coconut water, perfect for blending into drinks. It’s showing up in more and more grocery stores around here, but Trader Joe’s has it in stock pretty reliably. You can always use coconut milk if your store doesn’t carry cream, your drink will just be a little less thick.

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Life tip: make a double batch and freeze half for granitas – I might even love it more than blended! The rum won’t fully freeze so you can easily scrape with a fork to loosen and create a wonderfully cold slushie, even after a few days in the freezer… if it lasts that long.

Frozen Coconut Mojitos
 
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Serves: 4 drinks
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. white rum
  • 4 oz. coconut cream
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 6 sprigs mint, leaves only
  • 2 T. simple syrup, more to taste
  • 4 cups ice
  • lime slices for garnish
  • mint sprigs for garnish
Instructions
  1. Blend rum, coconut cream, limes, mint leaves, and ice until smooth.
  2. Pour into two glasses and garnish with lime & mint.

Nutrition Facts
2 servings per container
Serving size 1 drink

Amount per serving
Calories 337
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 5g Added Sugars 10%
Protein 2g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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