Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

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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. 

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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
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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.

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  1. This was great! I used regular milk and vanilla extract, and there was still a good amount of coconut flavor. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love both, coconut and coconut oil. I make soaps, lotions etc as gifts for people in need, and use coconut oil in them, plus I like a bit of the oil in my cereal in the mornings, it is good from our bodies and brains.

  3. Have been dreaming about this since I read about it and just made it. So good! Thanks for sharing the great recipe!!!

  4. This smoothie sounds wonderful! I love coconut cream pie, but don’t always want to go through the work of making one, so this would be perfect :)!

  5. PLEASE please please please please do NOT stop the coconut recipes from coming ok?!?!? I love baking with coconut and until recently, I had never used toasted coconut in a recipe before. My tropical granola is overloaded with the stuff and it is, by far, the BEST part of the granola! And coconut oil is another all-star for me! CCK posted a 3 ingredient chocolate bar recipe using it and I remade it… phenomenal. I’m sure you’ve seen it on SBA but it’s cocoa powder, coconut oil, and some sweetener. AMAZING. Dark, rich chocolate and so creamy. I’ve never had or cooked with coconut milk before, Averie! I am intrigued.

    I feel like my coconut-baking-world is opening up lately by reading about all your Aruba recipes!!! LOVE it.

      1. You are one step ahead of the game with the chocolate bar recipe!! Should’ve known you were all over that a long time ago. I wish we could do a meet up in ARUBA! Lots of coconut and peanut butter would be used up lol

  6. I heart coconut like nothing else!! Keep on bringing the fun coconut recipes!!! I so wish I was on a fun island drinking this yummy smoothie!!! It looks so awesome!!!

    1. Finally made this! I don’t know what took me so long. It is SO good! Even yummier than the raisin bread smoothie (although they’re both divine).

      1. That’s so good to hear you liked it and yes, very different than the raisin bread smoothie (which is more fall-like) to me; depending on my mood, I dig them both!

      2. Agreed, on both counts! I liked this one so much I had to share it on FB while I was still sipping. ;)