Spiced Coconut Rum Shakes

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.

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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!

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Servings 1
5 minutes


  • Coconut Sorbet
  • Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • Whipped cream
  • Nutmeg


  • 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.
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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.

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