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Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe

This Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie copycat recipe only takes four ingredients and five minutes or less to make. It’s a great summer snack or breakfast with frozen fruit, coconut milk, and white chocolate. You’ll love the sweet tropical flavors that whisk you away to a far-off island without ever needing to pack a bag.


The recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian. Plus, there’s a simple dairy-free and vegan option included too.

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What is a Bahama Mama Smoothie?

More than just a fun name to say while you picture yourself on the beach, this is a top fan favorite from the popular Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurant chain.

Now you can make a simple Tropical Smoothie Cafe copycat recipe and bring familiar flavors to the comfort of home. Not to mention, save money with homemade recipes too! Making food from scratch is always cheaper than ordering to-go or eating out.

You might also know a cocktail of the same name, Bahama Mama, with a fun tropical twist similar to this healthy strawberry pineapple smoothie with coconut.

I hope you enjoy this super quick snack! It’s sure to give relief from the heat on any hot summer day. To really top off the “eating-out-vibe”, try a Bahama Mama with this 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe.

Looking for more snack ideas? Give one of these easy snacks to make in 5 minutes at home a try!

How to Make the Bahama Mama Smoothie From Tropical Smoothie

Gather four ingredients and blend a delicious pineapple strawberry coconut smoothie in just 5 minutes or less!

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Ingredients

Coconut milk – Liquid helps blend the smoothie into a cold treat you can sip through a straw. Coconut milk is a thick, dairy-free milk option with a delicious coconut flavor!

White chocolate – White chocolate is the secret ingredient to making this creamy and sweet! Small white chocolate chips bend best, but you can also finely chop a white chocolate bar. Make this recipe dairy-free or vegan by substituting with a dairy-free or vegan white chocolate bar.

Strawberries – Frozen sliced, halved, or whole strawberries are best for this smoothie. If you add fresh berries, I suggest balancing the juicy fruit with ice cubes.

Pineapple – Frozen chunks of pineapple are best. If you use fresh pineapple, you’ll want to add ice cubes until you get the thick icy smoothie texture you like best.

Frozen strawberry smoothie

Step-By-Step Directions

Blend the base. Combine the coconut milk and white chocolate in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

If you’re breaking a large piece of white chocolate down to size, this Spruce Eats tutorial provides some helpful tips on chopping chocolate. Remember your favorite technique next time you need to use a portion of a whole bar for melting.

Add the fruit. Add the frozen fruit and continue blending for 30-60 seconds until combined well.

Serve. Could it be any easier? Divide the smoothie evenly between two glasses and serve immediately.

Your blending time may be slightly longer if you don’t have a high-speed blender. You may also need to pause, scrape the sides and continue blending before all the chunks of fruit combine.

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Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Calories

When you follow this copycat recipe and make it at home:

  • 333 calories
  • 41 g carb
  • 3 g protein
  • 20 g fat
  • 3 g fiber
  • 38 g net carb

The original Tropical Smoothie Cafe menu item lists “white chocolate powder” in their formula, which I don’t use here because I prefer simpler, unprocessed ingredients. 

If you use white chocolate powder or other substitutions, the end result will have a different nutrient profile. You can use a nutrition app like My Fitness Pal to recalculate and reflect any adjustments you choose to make.

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Tropical Smoothie Bahama Mama Recipe FAQ

What’s in a Bahama mama tropical smoothie?

My Bahama Mama smoothie is a naturally gluten-free strawberry smoothie blend of just four ingredients: strawberry, pineapple, coconut milk, and white chocolate chips. I’ve seen other copycat versions with agave nectar, protein powder, orange juice, or white chocolate syrup, but I prefer to keep the recipe as simple as possible without sacrificing any flavor.

How much is a Bahama Mama at Tropical Smoothie?

A regular 24-oz Bahama Mama smoothie from Tropic Smoothie is $4.99, which is a competitive price with other similar restaurants. However, when you make this copycat recipe at home, it only costs an estimated $2 per serving or less, and you’ll have leftover ingredients for other recipes too!

What kind of white chocolate is good for smoothies?

Semi-sweetened white chocolate is the best choice for smoothies. I like white chocolate chips or discs (wafers) because the small pieces blend easily and quickly. Alternatively, you can also chop or shave a white chocolate bar. Make this recipe entirely sugar-free by using unsweetened cacao butter.

What white chocolate powder does Tropical Smoothie use?

Tropic Smoothie Cafe does not disclose the specific ingredient on their website. I suggest avoiding white chocolate powder when you make this yourself because it’s an unnecessary ingredient. Instead, why not choose one of the options listed above since they are easier to find and less-processed too?

More Easy Summer Recipes

Yield: 2 smoothies

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie with White Chocolate

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This Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie copycat recipe only takes four ingredients and five minutes or less to make. It’s a great summer snack or breakfast with frozen fruit, coconut milk, and white chocolate. You’ll love the sweet tropical flavors that whisk you away to a far-off island without ever needing to pack a bag.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple

Instructions

  1. Blend the coconut milk and white chocolate in a high-powered blender until smooth.
  2. Add the frozen fruit and continue blending for 30-60 seconds until combined well.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Notes

Your blending time may be slightly longer if you don’t have a high-speed blender. You may also need to pause, scrape the sides and continue blending before all the chunks of fruit combine.

There are more important notes and tips shared in the post below. I highly recommend you read the whole post before making the recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 41gNet Carbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g

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LaKita

Monday 5th of September 2022

I love a good smoothie recipe and this one did not disappoint. It was so refreshing and delicious and I love that it includes white chocolate!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 12th of September 2022

Happy you enjoyed it!

Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

Sunday 4th of September 2022

I can't go to the Bahamas right now but I can surely pretend I'm the with this drink! SO amazing!!! That white chocolate is legit!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 12th of September 2022

So happy you enjoyed it! Please bookmark my page for more unique and easy recipes regularly ;)

Jacqueline Debono

Sunday 4th of September 2022

My new favourite summer smoothie! We don't have Tropical Smoothie Cafe here in Italy but I loved the sound of this so had to try it! The addition of white chocolate is genius!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 12th of September 2022

Yes, the white chocolate puts it over the top! Thanks for trying it :)

Cathleen

Sunday 4th of September 2022

I have been making smoothies on repeat lately, and this one might be one of my new favourites!! Pinned to make over and over again, thank you so much for the recipe :)

Jessica Haggard

Monday 12th of September 2022

Hi Cathleen, yey! Thanks for the pin! Come back for more easy and fun recipes regularly :)

Tristin

Friday 2nd of September 2022

This was so refreshing and cooled us down after being out in the heat! Loved the tropical flavors!!

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