What do you get when you combine fruit with coconut and rum? The answer is this wonderful layered coconut mango tropical rum slushie! It’s a frozen mango cocktail with a boozy kick. This layered slushie drink recipe made with frozen fruit chunks is just the ticket for summer refreshment. If you are having a summer BBQ, make this mango rum cocktail recipe and enjoy. A tropical rum cocktail is always a summer favourite.
You can choose your favourite fruits to make this mango rum cocktail recipe. I love using mango but it pairs nicely with peach, strawberries or other fruits. Use any kind of fruit. Frozen banana slices would be good too (and continue the tropical theme!) This layered slushie drink recipe can be personalized by using whichever fruits you prefer or have to hand.
If you have a good blender which can handle hard ingredients like ice and frozen fruit, you won’t have any trouble making this tropical rum cocktail recipe. Add your choice of frozen fruit to the blender and also the ice. Throw in the lemon juice as well as half the rum. Puree this mixture – this is going to be one half of your layered slushie drink recipe.
Now to make the other half of the drink. You can blend the coconut cream with the ice and remaining rum for that second layer. Divide the first mixture between serving glasses and then the coconut mixture on top. It will stay on top because the fruit mixture is thick. After garnishing to your liking, this l;ayered coconut mango tropical rum slushie is all ready to serve!
Tips for the Best Tropical Rum Cocktail Recipe
It’s important to choose your ingredients wisely for this frozen mango cocktail. You need coconut cream for this layered coconut mango tropical rum smoothie. Coconut milk isn’t the same thing and won’t work! Coconut cream is just as it sounds – thick and rich and perfect for this cocktail made with frozen fruit chunks.
As for the fruit, you can take your pick for this tropical rum cocktail recipe. Anything goes from mango to kiwi fruit, banana, strawberries, frozen mixed berries, or anything else.
Add some sugar or sweetener if you prefer a sweeter result. You will have the sweetness of the fruit anyway but you can always add more if needed. Sugar, agave syrup, honey, or an artificial sweetener would work here.
The consistency should be thick enough so the layers separate but not so thick you can’t suck it up a straw. A too-thick layered coconut mango tropical rum slushie can be thinned with water. However, bear in mind it will get thinner as the ice melts anyway.
How to Serve this Mango Rum Cocktail Recipe
This cocktail made with frozen fruit chunks is like drinking summer in a cocktail glass! If the weather is warm (or even if it isn’t) this is a lovely cocktail to make. Serve it in hurricane glasses or any kind of large glass tumbler. Use glass so the layers are visible. That’s part of this layered slushie drink recipe’s appeal.
You might like to rustle up some little canapés to go with this frozen mango cocktail. Nibbles and summertime cocktails always pair well. Since this mango rum cocktail recipe is so tropical, consider some exotic snacks with ingredients like pineapple or shrimp. I think Hawaiian inspired snacks would be incredible with this layered coconut mango tropical rum slushie.
If you want to make this layered slushie drink recipe without alcohol, that is fine. It will still be really tasty. You can tweak how much alcohol goes into the mix if you do want to use it. Perhaps add a splash of coconut rum (Malibu!) in addition to the white rum.
A lot of summer cocktails, such as this layered slushie drink recipe, include exotic flavours like coconut. There is just something so special about sitting outside in the early evening sunshine sipping on something tropical!
Why this Layered Coconut Mango Tropical Rum Slushie is So Perfect
There are many summer cocktail recipes to choose from, but this layered coconut mango tropical rum slushie is certainly a special one.
It might become your new summer cocktail favourite. You can change up the ingredients, using different kinds of fruit each time you make it. I honestly can’t think of a kind of fruit that wouldn’t work harmoniously in this drink.
If you like this layered slushie drink recipe, you might also like Summertime Watermelon White Wine Slushie, Easy Tropical Rum Runner Cocktail – Caribbean Punch or Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie.
Layered Coconut Mango Tropical Rum Slushie Recipe
Layered Coconut Mango Tropical Rum Slushie
- 1 Cup mango frozen fruit chunks
- 1 Cup peach frozen fruit chunks
- 1 Cup strawberry frozen fruit chunks
- 1 Can coconut cream 400ml can
- 1.5 Cup rum
- 1 Juiced lemon
- 2 Cups ice or as required to desired consistency
- In an electric blender, blend frozen fruits, 1 cup of ice, lemon juice, and half the rum until smooth with no visible fruit chunks. Transfer to a pitcher and chill until ready to serve.
- Rinse blender thoroughly.
- Blend coconut cream with one cup of ice and the remainder of the rum until well blended.
- Divide the fruit mix into six 11oz glasses and top with the coconut mix. With a straw dipped all the way into the glass, gently make a figure eight if a swirl effect is desired.
- Garnish with strawberry slices or other pieces of fruits and serve.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
So now you know how to make this sensational layered coconut mango tropical rum slushie, it’s time to grab the blender! Add the ingredients and press the button. The two layers will sit beautifully in the glass and then you can just garnish the cocktails however you prefer.
If you are a mango fan (like me), you will probably love this Fresh and Easy Chunky Mango Salsa.
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