Spiced Coconut Rum Shakes aka adult milkshakes! Coconut sorbet, vanilla ice cream and spiced rum blended into a delicious spiked dessert finished with whipped cream and nutmeg.
For my Captain Morgan party, my sister and I crafted this rum milkshake recipe and it’s absolute perfection. I’m hesitant to call it a frozen cocktail because it is undeniably dessert in a glass but with a little (okay a lot) of spiced rum.
I blended coconut sorbet and vanilla ice cream with rum and topped it with homemade whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg (I adore nutmeg). For a nostalgic and whimsical presentation, I served these shakes in retro milkshake glasses with straws. Needless to say, they were a hit!
- Coconut Sorbet
- Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- Whipped cream
- Add ingredients to blender: In a blender, add the pint of coconut sorbet, the pint of ice cream (or gelato) and 6 ounces (about 3/4 cup) of Captain Morgan.
- Blend ingredients: Blend ingredients into a dense milkshake juts thin enough to drink through a straw. Add a splash more of rum to thin it out if you need to.
- Garnish and serve: Pour into milkshake glasses and top with whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg. Serve asap with a straw. Enjoy.
Tips and Tricks to Make Perfect Spiced Coconut Rum Shakes
- For the best texture, keep the sorbet and ice cream in the freezer until right before you’re ready to blend.
- The consistency of the shake should be thick and creamy but thin enough to drink through a straw (*think Wendy’s Frosty*). To thin your milkshake out, simply add a splash of rum and re-blend.
- If you’d like to thin it out without adding more alcohol, you can use milk.
Why are Spiced Coconut Rum Shakes So Good?
- Quick and easy. Simply blend the ingredients and enjoy.
- It is delicious. Actually, it’s dangerously delicious.
- Perfect for parties. Make this dessert for the adults at your next holiday gathering.
- It can be made without the rum for the kids and non-drinkers.
Spiced Coconut Rum Shakes Variations
For this recipe, you can switch up the sorbet and ice cream flavors and use these instructions as a guide to making your own spiced rum shake flavor. Check out a few flavor variations below:
- Caribbean Rum Cake Shake – Pineapple Sorbet + Vanilla Ice Cream + Spiced Rum
- Banana Fosters Rum Shake – Banana Sorbet + French Vanilla Ice Cream + Spiced Rum
- Spiced Pecan Pie Rum Shake – Coconut Sorbet + Butter Pecan Ice Cream + Spiced Rum
Quick Holiday Entertaining Tips
- Create a menu that makes sense. For instance, if your theme is a holiday luau, then serve tropical food, like a pork slider and this coconut rum shake for dessert. Don’t forget the paper umbrellas and colorful leis.
- Use all white plates and platters to make the food stand out the table settings look clean and cohesive. Use flowers to decorate and garnishes to add color.
- Don’t lose sleep over making everything from scratch. Buy desserts. Buy dips. Buy the cheese tray. I promise your party will still be amazing.
- Make whatever you can ahead of time. I try my hardest to not make anything during the party. I want to enjoy my guests, so I cook, set the table, label platters, and set up the bar beforehand.