This Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Cafe copycat recipe will have you feeling like you’re sipping a fruity cocktail on a tropical vacation in no time.
This fruit smoothie is bursting with bright and bold flavors thanks to juicy strawberries, tangy pineapple, and creamy coconut milk. Plus, just the right amount of sweetness from decadent white chocolate chips.
PS if you love this one, you’ll love my Tropical Smoothie Peanut Butter Cup recipe too!
Why You’ll Love It
This refreshing smoothie is one of the most popular drinks on the Tropical Smoothie Cafe menu, and for good reason. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a mid-day pick-me-up on a hot summer day, or a post-workout snack, this Bahama Mama smoothie will hit the spot. Here’s why you’ll love it!
- Refreshing flavors: If you love the taste of sweet strawberries and tropical pineapple, this smoothie is a must-try. The combination of sweet and tangy makes you feel like you’re about to spend the day lounging in the sun.
- Creamy and indulgent: The coconut milk in this smoothie gives it a creamy and indulgent texture, while the white chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness that makes it feel like a treat.
- Simple to make: With just four simple ingredients and a blender, this recipe is quick and easy to make. It’s perfect for busy mornings or when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
- Nutritious: Despite its indulgent flavor, this smoothie is actually quite healthy and nutritious. Coconut milk is high in healthy fats and nutrients, while the tropical fruits are a great way to get in vitamins and antioxidants.
- It’s super versatile: This delicious smoothie recipe can be easily adjusted to better suit your taste buds. You can add more or less fruit, adjust the sweetness level by adding some honey or maple syrup, or even swap out the coconut milk for almond milk or regular dairy milk.
You only need four simple ingredients to recreate this classic Tropical Smoothie recipe!
- Frozen or Fresh Strawberries: Strawberries add vitamin C, fiber, and lots of natural real fruit sweetness to this delicious smoothie.
- Frozen or Fresh Pineapple: Pineapple is one of my most favorite smoothie ingredients because it packs so much flavor and brightness.
- White Chocolate Chips: This really is the secret ingredient that pulls it all together. The hints of white chocolate in this recipe are absolutely delicious.
- Coconut Milk: I like using an unsweeted coconut milk beverage like this one, but you can also used canned coconut milk or even coconut cream for something more indulgent.
- Optional: 1-2 tsp of honey, maple syrup or agave nectar. Depending on how sweet your pineapple and strawberries are, you may not need any additional sweetener. Remember, the white chocolate chips add some sweetness too!
Note: If using fresh fruit, your smoothie will have a thinner consistency. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add a handful of ice!
- If you’re having trouble getting a smooth texture or if it’s too thick, add more liquid to the blender. You can use more coconut milk or a splash of water to help everything blend smoothly. You could even add a splash coconut water, pineapple juice or orange juice!
- To make this smoothie vegan, use vegan white chocolate chips or omit them altogether.
- If you don’t have frozen fruit on hand, you can use fresh fruit instead. Just add a handful of ice to the blender to help give the smoothie a creamier, more milkshake like texture.
- Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to the blender for a tart and tangy twist on the original recipe.
- Use frozen mango instead of pineapple for a different tropical flavor.
- Change up the type of chocolate for dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs for a more intense chocolate flavor.
- Use white chocolate chips with less added sugar like Lily’s white chocolate chips if you’re looking for ways to lower the sugar a bit.
- Add frozen banana for a thicker, even creamier smoothie.
- Add a tablespoon of chia seeds or flax seeds to the blender for an extra boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Add coconut flakes or shredded coconut for an even more intense coconut flavor.
- Make it a balanced meal smoothie by adding a protein source! Add Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder to make it filling enough for a meal.
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Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 3/4 cup strawberries frozen
- 3/4 cup pineapple frozen
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp white chocolate chips
- honey to taste optional
- Add the frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, coconut milk, and white chocolate chips to a blender.
- Blend on high speed for 30-60 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass, garnish with a slice of pineapple or strawberry if desired, and enjoy!