The quickest way to transport yourself to the tropics is by indulging in a frozen beverage. There’s nothing that reminds me of an amazing vacation more than a drink. We loved this Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail so much, on our honeymoon, that we brought home the secret recipe that the bartender shared with us. I make it so much for our friends and family that I wanted to share it with my readers too – even if that means the concoction is no longer a secret.
When you vacation at Sandals, they have a little saying that the staff always says – “no pressure” and it just adds to the laid back Caribbean vibe. Having a drink in my hand, by the pool or on the beach, is the only way I like to vacation. My Husband and I joked around that this Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail was almost like an alcoholic breakfast smoothie. The longer we stayed on our honeymoon, the earlier in the day we started ordering drinks.
Whether you make this recipe for a pool day, tiki party or it’s barely noon – I’m not telling! You do you and just enjoy the chocolatey rich banana flavor.
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How To Make A Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail
I serve my frozen drinks in a tall hurricane glass for added effect. It just feels more special if you’re using speciality bartender drink ware. If you’re making a large batch, for a party, you can find plastic hurricane glasses. They’re great to use if you’re in a pool area where glass isn’t allowed.
What Does The Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail Taste Like?
The drink is thick, like a smoothie. It has a deep chocolate, mocha and banana flavor – with a hint of spice. The Kahlua adds the coffee chocolate liquor and the dark rum adds the hint of spice.
Freezing Bananas Beforehand
When I notice my bananas are starting to turn too ripe, I throw them into the freezer. Freeze bananas by taking off the peel and cutting them in half. Store them in freezer bags. They’ll be ready for your Dirty Banana cocktail and you don’t have to mess around with using ice.
How To Garnish Your Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail (Or Add A Floater)
There are a couple of different ways to garnish your cocktail. I like to shake a little cocoa powder on top, for a neat visual and flavor effect. If you want more chocolate flavor, drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. Lastly, if you want to kick it up a notch and make it even more alcoholic, you can add a floater. Measure out a shot (1 oz) of Kahlua to add on top and it’ll float for extra punch.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery & Liquor Store:
- Spiced Dark Rum
- Whole Milk
Step-By-Step Directions To Make A Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail Drink
Place 1 frozen banana into a blender. Add the rum, Kahlua and milk.
Blend until smooth. Slowly add more milk if it’s too thick. Serve in a hurricane glass. Garnish with cocoa powder, chocolate syrup or a Kahlua floater.
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 2 Ounce Dark Rum
- 1/2 Ounce Kahlua
- 2 Ounces Whole Milk
- Place 1 frozen banana into a blender. Add the rum, Kahlua and milk.
Blend until smooth. Slowly add more milk if it's too thick.
- Serve in a hurricane glass. Garnish with cocoa powder, chocolate syrup or a Kahlua floater.
Double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.