Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie

If you love the Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie from TSC, you will absolutely love this recipe I have for you today!

This copycat recipe is not only cheaper to make than to buy, but it’s also just as yummy as the real thing!

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Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie

Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie

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Enjoy my version of the Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie, a fruity and refreshing blend reminiscent of tropical beaches and sunshine.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 tsp of melted white chocolate
  • 1 tsp of shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Melt the white chocolate. I use the microwave method.
  2. Measure the rest of the ingredients listed and set aside.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a blender, or a Nutribullet, and blend for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour the blended smoothie into your favorite glass cup, and top with shredded coconut and shaved white chocolate!

Notes

*For smoothie information, tips, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie, Drinks
  • Cuisine: Tropical
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 266
  • Sugar: 26.4g
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.8g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Protein: 4g

Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Calories:

Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie served in a glass cup surrounded by greens white chocolate chunks and strawberries

If you are buying a bahama mama smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, each serving will have the following calories per serving:

  • Calories: 500 
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Sugar: 110g
  • Carbs: 117g

The carbs and sugar content are insanely high, which is why you are much better off making your own Bahama mama smoothie.

The calories aren’t as high as you might think on the homemade version. Yes, we have got white chocolate, but only 2 teaspoons of it.
Each serving contains:

  • Calories: 266
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Sugar: 26.4g
  • Carbs: 35.8g

As you can see, the calories of the homemade version are much lower than the original smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe. 

Homemade smoothies are just miles healthier and lower in calories.

This is why I also have other copycat recipes for the Pomegranate Plunge, Sunrise Sunset Smoothie, and Mango Magic Smoothie!

Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie

Copycat Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe Notes

The recipe may seem straightforward, but there are some key things you need to keep in mind when making this recipe.

  1. Use Frozen Fruit: You must use frozen fruit rather than fresh in this recipe. Otherwise, you won’t achieve that thick refreshing taste and consistency. 
  2. White Chocolate Is Key: Don’t skip the white chocolate! White chocolate brings this copycat version so close to the original recipe of Tropical Smoothie.
  3. Avoid Adding Too Much Liquid: Use the amount of liquid provided in the ingredient list. Adding too much will make the smoothie thinner, which isn’t the right bahama mama smoothie consistency.
  4. You Can Swap The Coconut Water: While I strongly suggest that you use coconut water, I have tried using almond milk instead, and the smoothie tastes almost just as good. 

How To Melt The White Chocolate For The Smoothie:

If you have never melted chocolate before, here’s how to melt the white chocolate for the recipe:

  1. The Microwave Method: Add the chocolate to a microwave-safe dish (I like to use a ceramic tea cup) and place it in the microwave for 1 minute, stopping every 15 seconds and stirring. 
  2. The Hob Method: Using a small saucepan, add enough water to only cover 1/3 of the pan. Bring to a gentle boil. Add a bowl that can sit on top of the saucepan, and add the chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted.

Recipe FAQs

This copycat tropical smoothie recipe was a hit on my TikTok channel.

Naturally, it attracted lots of questions too, so here are some of the most popular ones:

Can I Use Whole Chocolate Instead Of Melted?

I do not recommend using whole white chocolate chunks in this smoothie, even if you have a very powerful blender, like a Vitamix. It simply won't get incorporated as well as melted chocolate.

I Don't Have Pineapple - Can I Use Other Fruit?

Yes, you can use mango instead of pineapple, although mango has a different taste, which means this copycat version simply won't taste as close as the original smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Is Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie healthy?

The homemade copycat Bahama Mama smoothie has healthy elements to it, but it's certainly not a superfood. It contains vitamins from the fruit, and can help boost your energy!

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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