Friday, June 22, 2012

BBC Frozen Colada- Bananas, Baileys & Coconut

June 22nd... 54 degrees and pouring rain.
Happy second day of Summer to you too.
Don't you wish you were somewhere wonderful and hot and tropical?

How about a little wonderfulness of a tropical cocktail?
All my favorite flavors; banana, coconut and rum.

Ah St Maarten, what a wonderful, beautiful place.  I'm not sure why this cocktail is synonymous with that island, but somehow it is. It's the first place I had one, and once I started to research them, it seems like everyone's memories of this cocktail are from that fair isle.

We spent two weeks in St. Maarten last December, what a surprise that place was. First off, the booze is all duty free on the island... a liter bottle of Bailey's was $14.00 at the grocery store and came with 375 milliliter 'bonus' bottle. When your Bailey's is that cheap, I guess you start dreaming up frozen concoctions with it.

 Last weekend, when I first tried these at home, my husband proudly (loudly) announced this was his favorite mixed drink "of all time".  Hmmm..."of all time?" I drily remarked?
Ha, going to have to stop serving you buster, you are SO cut off!

Think ahead on the bananas, and next time you have a bunch going speckly and brown, peel them and freeze them whole in a large ziploc bag. Not only do they make excellent smoothies in the morning with a little juice, or yoghurt, but they also make fantastic cocktails.

BBC baby... this is where it is at.

Serves 2
2 bananas, frozen, broken into 4-5 bits each
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
1/4 cup Malibu Rum
1/4 cup creme de Banana liqueur (creme de cacao would work too)

In a blender, break the frozen banana into 1-2" chunks, add in the liquid ingredients and blend on high until it is totally smooth.  Blend it a bit longer than you think it needs... unless you like a lump of frozen banana.  After one, or two, of these you won't care about the cold rain of a Seattle Summer, or of lump of frozen banana. 

You are going to be THIS HAPPY after one of these...


  1. Oh my! This sounds almost like my favorite Margaritaville drink, Havanas and Bananas (or, as we like to call them when we've had a few:Bananas and Pajamas) Can't wait to try it!

  2. Ohhh, I love the sound of that! I will try that next time I get close to a Margaritaville. A 'Loaded Landshark" is my favorite drink there!