Lime Cocktail

This recipe is vegan and gluten free
Servings: 4
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Time: 10 mins

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Lime Cocktail


This lime cocktail is sweet and sour, creamy and refreshing.  It is all the flavors of a key lime pie and a Pina colada, in one delicious drink!  This cocktail is gluten free, vegan, and can be made with only natural sugar!


Lime Cocktail Ingredients

Lime Cocktail


How to make a Lime Cocktail:

  1. Put everything in a blender!  I like to put the ice and banana in first, followed by everything else.
  2. Blend!  Blend until smooth and enjoy with your favorite toppings!



Quick Facts

How long does this dish take?  10 minutes (including clean up)

How much does this make?  4 servings

Does this meet my dietary needs?  This recipe is vegan and gluten free

How many bowls should I plan for this meal?  One blender is all ya need!

How long does this keep?  2 days in the fridge or 4 days in the freezer

Is it freezer friendly?  Yes

How do I reheat this?  If saving it for the next day, keep in the fridge in the blender container.  When ready to use, blend again for 30 seconds and enjoy.  If in the freezer, keep in the blender also.  Leave it to sit out at room temp for 1 hour, then blend again.

Where do I find coconut condensed milk?  Don’t worry, I had never heard of this until I discovered it by accident at Walmart THIS year.  But – it is a game changer!  As stated, it is available at most Walmarts and some grocery stores.  I have not found it at Target, Whole Foods, or Costco, yet.  Hopefully soon!  It can also be purchased from Amazon here.


Substitution Options

*All substitution options are a 1:1 replacement unless noted otherwise

Coconut Milk:  Any plant based milk or milk of your choice could be used – the creamier the better.

Frozen Banana:  Frozen pineapple or avocado could also be used to create the creamy texture that a banana provides.  Not frozen bana could also be used.

Lime Juice & Lime Zest:  Sorry, no substitutions for these.

Sweetened Coconut Condensed Milk:  Regular condensed milk can be used or maple syrup.

Maple syrup:  Honey, agave, additional sweetened condensed milk, or coconut sugar can be used.  

Light and Dark Rum:  Any ratio of these can be used.  Malibu rum can also be used, just use half the amount of sweetener!


Fun Fact! 

Rum is the oldest spirit in the world, dating back to 1620.  In the 18th century, rum was trained as currency because it was so valuable .  It was even the drink choice among the elite; the most notably being George Washington. Despite its long history, rum is one of the most elusive spirits.  Disterellery’s are known to keep tight lips when it comes to processing rum.  The most notable example of this?  Bacardi Rum.  Bacardi Rum is still made by the Bacardi family with a recipe passed down 5 generations.  (Source)

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Lime Cocktail

Lime Cocktail

Servings: 4
Total Time: 10 minutes
This lime cocktail is sweet and sour, creamy and refreshing.  It is all the flavors of a key lime pie and a Pina colada, in one delicious drink!  This cocktail is gluten free, vegan, and can be made with only natural sugar!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, lime
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 379 kcal


  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 2.5 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 zest of lime
  • 13.5 oz can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut condensed milk
  • 2.5 oz dark rum
  • 2.5 oz white rum


  • Add all ingredients to the blender and blend well until smooth and creamy.  Add more ice as needed to get desired consistency
  • Enjoy as is or with your favorite toppings.  Our favorite is using almond or coconut whip cream, graham crackers, and lime zest.

Optional - To make graham cracker rim:

  • Melt white or dark chocolate in a wide bowl in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between.  Repeat until melted. 
  • Either use a food processor to pulse the graham crackers into a fine powder or place the crackers in a freezer safe (thicker) ziplock bag and crush with a hammer, water bottle, or other hard object to crush the crackers.
  • Place graham crackers on a plate next to the melted chocolate.
  • Dip the rim of the cup of choice (the cup will be upside down) in the melted chocolate.  Spin the glass and “wobble” it slightly to get chocolate evenly coated around the rim and going about ¼” down the from the top of the rim.
  • From there, repeat this process but dip the cup in the graham crackers.  Again, spin the glass and “wobble” slightly to completely coat the chocolate in graham crackers. 
  • Place glasses in the freezer until ready to use.



Nutritional Information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
*Note: substitution options can be found above in the substitution section of this post.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
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