Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie
Making your own copycat Bahama Mama tropical smoothie is easy to do and it tastes fabulous. This delicious drink of combined strawberry and pineapple flavors will transport you to the sunshine and sea breeze. Just sip, close your eyes, and enjoy.
Now, let’s look at how you can make this delicious smoothie recipe.
Bahama Mama Smoothie
Our delicious Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie recipe is an easy copycat for the smoothie served by the Tropical Smoothie Café. This easy recipe will have you feeling like you are sitting on the beach relaxing with the waves crashing in the distance.
When you enjoy this Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie it’s like you are enjoying a bit of tropical paradise.
Let’s begin by looking at a recipe to make this delicious copycat smoothie below. First, we will outline the different ingredients we recommend using, then we will detail how to make this smoothie with an easy step-by-step process.
Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe
Bahama Mama Ingredients Tropical Smoothie
Strawberries. Strawberries are one of the main ingredients that make up this delicious smoothie recipe. We strongly recommend that you use frozen strawberries for the best results in this smoothie.
Pineapple. Pineapple is the other main fruit that is used for this delicious Bahama Mama Smoothie Recipe. We recommend that you use frozen pineapple to make this smoothie taste the best possible.
White Chocolate Syrup. Other different variations call for a variety of ways to make this smoothie using either white chocolate chips or white chocolate syrup, we recommend making your own white chocolate syrup using white chocolate chips, coconut oil, and a little bit of your favorite milk or heavy cream.
Milk or Juice. For the liquid in this recipe, the most common way to make this movie is to use coconut milk. However, our favorite way to make this movie is to use orange juice.
You can choose whether to use your favorite kind of milk, orange juice, or even apple juice. You can also use pineapple juice for additional pineapple flavor.
Please note that if you choose to make this smoothie using milk, it will have more of a milkshake-like texture to it. Then if you choose to use juice, it will have more of an icy or smoothie texture to it.
Lemon Juice. We enjoy adding just a splash of lemon juice to our drink to give it enhanced flavor. This is optional, but we recommend it!
How to Make a Bahama Mama Smoothie
To make this delicious smoothie recipe, first begin by freezing or buying frozen fruit. We strongly recommend that you use frozen strawberries and frozen pineapple. If you do not have frozen fruit you will need to include ice.
First, make your white chocolate syrup. And a microwave-safe bowl combine your chocolate chips, coconut oil, and microwave for 30 seconds increments until melted. Once melted stir in milk, and mix until combined.
Into the blender add your frozen fruit, chocolate syrup, and your choice of milk or juice. Add your lid onto your blender and blend until your smoothie is smooth and no chunks remain. Pour into your serving glass, and serve right away, enjoy!
Tips for Success
Use Frozen Fruit. You’ll need frozen fruit to make a smoothie. You will get a more flavorful smoothie as opposed to using fresh fruit and adding ice. When you add ice, it dilutes the smoothie and does not taste as good as it could.
Make Then Enjoy. Although there are ways you can store the smoothie for later, we recommend preparing it right before you want to serve it. This will give you the overall best flavor, taste, and texture to your smoothie.
Make Ahead White Chocolate Syrup. We have found that it works best to make your white chocolate syrup in advance and allow it to cool in your refrigerator.
This will allow you to add cooled chocolate syrup to your smoothie rather than adding it hot and unnecessarily causing your fruit to thaw quickly.
Variations & Mix-ins
There are many ways you can mix up the smoothie recipe if desired. Below are some of the more common variations and mix-ins for this recipe.
Various Fruits. You can mix up the overall flavor of this smoothie by adding different types of fruit if you wish. Some other delicious fruits to add include mango, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, and bananas. Pretty much the sky is the limit so add whichever type of fruit you wish.
Coconut. You can also experiment by adding coconut flakes or chunks to your smoothie if you want an extra tropical flavor added to your smoothie.
Add Seeds. Adding seeds such as Chia seeds, and flaxseeds are one of the popular variations for this recipe.
Thickness. You can make this smoothie as thick or thin as you wish. To make it slightly waterier you can simply combine your frozen fruits with fresh fruit and add ice.
This will decrease the overall thickness of your smoothie. However, if you want to make your smoothie thicker, you can add a frozen banana to help thicken your overall consistency.
Powders. Our Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe is also easy to add powders into you if you need. Adding protein powder, or Callaghan powder is an easy way to enhance the nutritional value of this smoothie to fit your needs.
Make Bahama Mama Smoothie Ahead of Time
Although our Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe is the best one enjoyed fresh from the blender, you can prepare your ingredients ahead of time if needed.
Simply add your frozen fruit and white chocolate syrup to plastic freezer bags in individual servings, then freeze until you are ready to use them.
Then all you must do is pour your prepared fruit mixture into the blender, add your chosen liquid, and blend. Easy as pie…er smoothie!
We do not recommend that you store your prepared smoothie for later. If you must save your prepared smoothie, we recommend placing your smoothie into an insulated tumbler and refrigerating it for a few hours. Otherwise, our copycat Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie is best enjoyed fresh!
Should I use fresh or frozen fruit?
We recommend that you use frozen fruit for overall better flavor. If you don’t have frozen fruit or have the time to freeze fruit, you can use fresh, but you will also want to add ice cubes, and slightly decrease the amount of liquid you add to your blender.
Can I use another type of chocolate?
Yes, you can use whatever kind of chocolate you wish. We recommend making your own, easy white chocolate syrup, but you can also buy white chocolate syrup, or use white chocolate chips if desired.
Is this smoothie vegan?
If you use vegan-friendly milk, or liquid, and replace the white chocolate syrup with agave nectar or honey, this smoothie can easily be made so that it is vegan-friendly.
Is a Bahama Mama Smoothie healthy?
In general, this recipe for our Bahama Mama Smoothie is quite healthy. The one part that is not so healthy is the white chocolate syrup, but this can easily be remedied by replacing the white chocolate syrup with agave nectar or honey.
Can I Make A Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Dairy-Free?
Yes, you can easily make our recipe for Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie so that it is dairy free. Simply replace the milk with juice, and either use dairy-free white chocolate syrup, make your own white chocolate syrup using dairy-free milk, or replace the white chocolate syrup with agave nectar or honey.
Tropical Smoothie Bahama Mama
Our copycat recipe for the Tropical Smoothie Café is Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie is very easy to make on your own, and it tastes fabulous. When you are sipping the drink, you can close your eyes and picture of yourself on a beach somewhere with waves crashing and the sun shining down on you.
Mmmmmm, I can just picture it, can you? To help you out, go try this recipe out, then close your eyes and enjoy the delicious tropical flavored smoothie! We hope you like it as much as we do! Give it a try, then, below, and let us know what you think!
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