Your frosty tropical cocktail favorite made without the alcohol and right in a blender with just 3 real ingredients! Virgin Banana Daiquiris that are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free you and even the kids can enjoy this healthy recipe!
Banana daiquiris hold such a dear place in my heart! I had my first one many years ago (we’re talking virgin!) at the Boathouse restaurant in Wildwood, NJ when we were down on our yearly “family vacation” for the NJ Fireman’s convention. I would look forward to going to one of our dinner there (we would end up going a few times over the week) just for that drink. I thought it was the greatest thing I ever tasted!
I literally could drink these all day, every day. I think I loved the specific ones from Boathouse so much more than anywhere else because they topped it off with a ton of whipped cream 😉 I also felt like such an adult when the waiter came around to take my drink order and I would ask for my fancy banana daiquiri (which is a lie, as I made one of my parents say my order since I was the shyest little girl). I remember one time I had to get a strawberry one and it was just not the same. I was so disappointed!
I missed that glorious little frost mocktail with all my heart and the beachy end-of-summer memories it evoked for me. So why not make one right at home in the blender with just some banana, lime, rum extract (and water and ice!). Perfect to satisfy those cravings and probably 1000x cheaper! While I wish I was sitting overlooking the dock, boats, and seagulls, (with the best chicken marsala; Boathouse made the best!), this comes in a close second!
The fact that these banana daiquiris are so simple, yet do delicious is even more of a plus. While sometimes I do get the urge to drive 3 and a half hours down to the tip of New Jersey, I guess pulling out my (usually) lonely blender may just be a better idea. Especially since cars and I just don’t get along (if you’ve been following my Instagram stories you’ll know what I mean!). A few steps to the kitchen seems much safer!
Virgin Banana Daiquiris
- 2 Medium-Sized Ripe Bananas (cut in chunks)
- 2 Tsp Lime Juice
- 1 Tsp Rum Extract
- ½ Cup Cold Water
- 6 Large Ice Cubes
If you ever find yourself down in Wildwood, NJ, go check out Boathouse and order a round of banana daiquiris (alcoholic or not!) You won’t be sorry! If you can’t wait or you happen to live nowhere in the region, then this recipe may just be for you!
So tell me:
+ Have you ever had a Banana Daiquiri?
+ What food/drink makes you think of the end of summer? The NJ fireman’s convention is always in September, right when summer is sadly fleeting 🙁
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