Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

PinSaveJUMP to RECIPE

This post may contain affiliate links.

Creamy Coconut Smoothie — Between the coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, this smoothie packs in the coconut flavor! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, or blend it up for a refreshing poolside drink. 

Creamy Coconut Smoothie — Between the coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, this smoothie packs in the coconut flavor! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, or blend it up for a refreshing poolside drink. 

Creamy Coconut Milk Smoothie Recipe

When in Rome, do as the Romans. When in the Caribbean, consume as much coconut and as many cold creamy beverages made using coconut as possible.

I really liked the Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothies using graham crackers blended into them, and figured what the heck, let’s try it again.

This time, graham crackers are the ‘pie crust’ of a coconut cream pie. A stretch? Maybe a little, but not really.

Creamy Coconut Smoothie — Between the coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, this smoothie packs in the coconut flavor! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, or blend it up for a refreshing poolside drink. 

I happen to love coconut cream pie and wanted to recreate it without turning on my oven. Baking pie crusts and pies and messing with meringue is not something to do on vacation.

With this coconut smoothie, I focused on the natural wonderfulness of coconut and coconut milk and the smoothie turned out so creamy and rich.

There’s a time and place for Chocolate Cake Batter Milkshakes and the like, but feeling like you just drank your dessert and 789 calories in 3.7 seconds is fun of course, but not something you’d probably want to make a habit of for breakfast or for an afternoon pick-me-up.

And in Aruba, I have a tendency to chug-a-lug at warp speed and try not to drink my desserts on a daily basis because I’d rather eat them.

Aruba beach with beach chairs and ocean

It’s just a wee bit toasty here in August, or really any month of the year. Aruba is just north of the Equator so it’s really not much hotter in August than it is in December and staying hydrated, preferably with lots of coconut beverages, is key.

This banana coconut milk smoothie hit the spot after a day at the beach. There was a bit of texture retained from the graham crackers and coconut flakes blended in, and the bananas added perfect creaminess. I loved every coconutty second while I was guzzling! 

And convinced myself, without much effort, that I was indeed drinking a coconut cream pie.

Creamy Coconut Smoothie — Between the coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, this smoothie packs in the coconut flavor! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, or blend it up for a refreshing poolside drink. 

What’s in the Coconut Smoothie? 

Although this is a banana coconut smoothie, you can hardly taste the banana! It’s pure coconut flavor, believe me. The banana just sweetens it up. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make the coconut milk smoothie: 

  • Frozen bananas
  • Graham cracker 
  • Coconut milk
  • Sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • Sweetener of choice (optional) 
  • Coconut extract (or vanilla extract) 

Creamy Coconut Smoothie — Between the coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, this smoothie packs in the coconut flavor! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, or blend it up for a refreshing poolside drink. 

How to Make a Coconut Smoothie

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how this creamy banana coconut smoothie gets made. 

Simply combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 

I like to garnish my smoothie with graham cracker crumbs and extra shredded coconut! 

Can the Graham Cracker Be Substituted? 

If you live in a place that doesn’t sell graham crackers, try substituting another mildly sweet biscuit. In the UK, a digestive biscuit or something similar would work. 

Creamy Coconut Smoothie — Between the coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, this smoothie packs in the coconut flavor! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, or blend it up for a refreshing poolside drink. 

Tips for Making a Coconut Milk Smoothie

You can use either canned coconut milk or the kind that comes in a carton to make this banana coconut milk smoothie. Use whichever you have on hand, noting that canned coconut milk is much creamier and richer.

To amp up the coconut flavor, I like to add a splash of coconut extract to the smoothie. If you don’t keep coconut extract on hand, feel free to use vanilla extract instead.

This recipe makes two servings. You can halve the recipe to feed one, or freeze the second portion for later if needed. 

Pin This Recipe

Enjoy AverieCooks.com Without Ads! 🆕
Go Ad Free

5 from 1 vote

Creamy Coconut Smothie

By Averie Sunshine
Between the coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, this smoothie packs in the coconut flavor! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, or blend it up for a refreshing poolside drink. 
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2
Save this recipe to your email
Enter your email and we’ll send it to you!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Ingredients  

  • 2 ripe small/medium or 1 1/2 large bananas, previously frozen in chunks is ideal so you don’t need ice
  • 1 standard full-size graham cracker
  • ½ to ⅔ cup chilled coconut milk
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • sweetener, optional and to taste (zero-calorie, stevia, etc.)
  • ½ teaspoon coconut or vanilla extract, or both

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of coconut or graham cracker crumbs. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nabisco Honey Maid Original Graham Crackers are ‘accidentally vegan’ or use gluten-free graham crackers as necessary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 303kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 102mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 23g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

More Easy Smoothie Recipes: 

15 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies — If you’re looking for tasty smoothie recipes that’ll keep you full, satisfied and are skinny jeans-friendly, this collection has you covered!

Healthy Smoothies - Collection of 15 Easy Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie — A smoothie that tastes like a strawberry pina colada!! Fast, easy, refreshing, naturally sweet, and made with ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS!

Frozen Fruit Smoothie — This Frozen Fruit Smoothie is packed with berries, strawberry yogurt, and cashew milk. Smoothie recipes with frozen fruit are the best because they don’t need any ice to reach the perfect consistency! 

Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie — This Piña Colada Smoothie requires just four ingredients and is naturally vegan and gluten-free. It makes for a quick breakfast or a delicious poolside treat! 

Tropical Green Smoothie — I promise this healthy green smoothie doesn’t taste healthy at all! It tastes like a virgin piña colada that just happens to be bright green and good for you. 

Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie — You’d never guess this fudgy peanut butter smoothie is actually healthy for you! Warning: you’ll need a spoon for this smoothie that tastes like drinkable fudge! 

5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

Leave a Comment

Please note: I have only made the recipe as written, and cannot give advice or predict what will happen if you change something. If you have a question regarding changing, altering, or making substitutions to the recipe, please check out the FAQ page for more info.

Recipe Rating




Comments

  1. I stumbled on this while searching for healthy coconut flavored treats. I shy away from smoothies because I despise bananas (I KNOW I’m weird!). Do you think a discerning palate would notice it or does the coconut cover it up well enough?

  2. I don’t post comments very often but I just had to for this smoothie. Wow is it tasty. Made it for me this afternoon while making the kids Mac n Chz…. I had to keep pausing to take another gulp that it took me twice as long to finish their lunch! Oops! However they liked it too and I had to whip up more….at least I was able to finish 90% of mine before they noticed. Haha. Thank you, I will make this regularly now.

  3. Summer the season of coconut inspired recipe. But this baby will always hot. And i love it. Coconut cream pie smoothie, definitely going to make it!

  4. Hi! This looks delicious! I just have one problem; I live in Belgium and we don’t have Graham Crackers here. Is there anything I can substitute them with?
    I always feel sad when I find a delicious-looking recipe and it turns out we don’t have the ingredients over here (or they’re exceptionally expensive).