Amazingly refreshing, this Frozen Mojito recipe will be your new go-to Summer cocktail! Fresh mint leaves, lime, rum, and coconut cream are blended to creamy perfection. You can also omit the alcohol to make a tasty mocktail for the whole family to cool down with!

Two mason jar glasses full of a frozen mojito with fresh mint.

I have officially deemed this summer the season of frozen drink recipes!

What started off with a lazy afternoon tanning on cots in the backyard while sipping some homemade piña coladas

Has slowly evolved to include a menu ranging from White Wine Peach Sangria to Watermelon Frosé and this refreshing Frozen Mint Mojito.

And the best part about these blended cocktails?

They can be made with alcohol or without any at all for a mocktail recipe!

This frozen mojito was inspired by the overflow of sweet mint we have growing in our garden.

I had run out of lemons so that meant no Frozen Lemonade, but I did have a few limes.

Hmmm…. limes, mint, rum.  Ah hah!

Oftentimes mojitos on the rocks can lack that mintyness. But unlike a classic mojito recipe, this frozen version blends up the mint into the drink so it is absolutely BURSTING with flavor!

Rum, mint, limes, ice, and honey as the ingredients needed in a frozen mojito recipe.

Ingredients

One of the best things about this frozen mojito recipe is how simple the ingredients are to find.

If you keep limes on hand, chances are you already have all of the items you need to make this drink:

  • Limes – Freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest is used in this recipe. You’ll need about 4-5 medium-sized limes to get enough juice.
  • Sweetener – A number of different sweeteners can be used in this drink. It completely depends on your dietary preference. Read more about the options below.
  • Mint – The main ingredient here since it gives the bulk of the flavor to this drink. It is key that you use a mint variety you absolutely love. (Try to stay away from peppermint and opt for the sweet mint varieties.)
  • Rum – Feel free to leave this out and substitute with water if you would prefer a non-alcoholic version. Read more below about the best type of rum to use.
  • Coconut Cream – A few tablespoons of coconut cream help to balance out the acidity of the lime juice while also making the drink super smooth.  If you can’t find coconut cream, refrigerate coconut milk (without shaking!) for at least 6 hours and scoop off the cream from the top of the can.
  • Ice cubes – The amount of ice you use will largely depend on how thick and slushy you want your frozen mojito to be.
  • Water – A little bit of water is added to help thin out the drink. You can add as little or as much as you’d like.

A blender cup full of mint, coconut cream, lime juice, zest, and ice that is pureed into a frozen cocktail.

How to Make

The process of making a frozen mojito is so quick, simple, and can be done in under 10 minutes. Here are the easy steps:

  1. Zest two limes. Do this before juicing to get 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.

  2. Add lime juice, zest, honey, cream, mint, rum, and 3 cups of ice to a high-speed blender. Load the liquid and mint closest to the blade, and the ice last. This will ensure even blending.

  3. Blend ingredients. Use medium speed for 1-2 minutes, or until completely smooth.

  4. Adjust consistency. Add more ice if you would like it thicker or additional water if you would like it smoother.

A cutting board with lime zest and a microplane and a citrus zester with fresh lime juice.

Juice and Zest

When using both fresh lime zest and juice in a recipe it is best to ZEST the lime before JUICING. 

If you don’t know how to zest a lemon or lime, there are 5 different ways using the tools and utensils you already have on hand.

The best kitchen tool for zesting is a microplane. Not only is it super easy to use, but it also finely grates the rind so it will easily disperse throughout your dishes and drinks.

For juicing, a citrus juicer extracts the most liquid from the fruit.

Sweeteners

Depending on your taste preference and what you have available, there are a few different options you can use to sweeten up this mojito:

  • Honey – This is the number one option. It pairs perfectly with the tart lime juice and adds a nice floral flavor to the drink.
  • Agave Nectar – Another liquid sweetener that can be used if you are vegan.
  • Sugar – Regular white sugar can be used in place of the honey if you do not care to avoid refined sugar.
  • Stevia – Liquid or powder stevia can be used in place of the high-sugar sweeteners if you are on a low-carb diet.

Best type of rums and sweeteners to use in a frozen mojito recipe.

Best Rum for Mojitos

Much like when making a piña colada recipe, you’ll want to opt for a light, white, or silver rum.

Darker rums have been aged longer and thus have a stronger flavor that will overpower the mint and lime flavors of a mojito.

White rums are aged for less time and maintain a light, fresh flavor.

However, if you only happen to have a darker rum you can always use that instead.

The Best Rums for Mojitos:

  • Flor de Caña (This is my personal preference!)
  • Bacardi Superior
  • El Dorado

Blender Options for Frozen Drinks

One of the most crucial elements when making frozen drinks at home is to use a very good high-powered blender.

While your cheaper blenders will work decently, you’ll get a super smooth, and more slushy-like consistency if you use one of the following:

  • Vitamix – Hands down the best blender to use due to its large capacity and extremely high power.
  • Nutribullet – A great second option, but you may have to blend your ingredients in batches.
  • Food Processor – While this won’t give you the same slushy consistency of a blender, you will be able to process all of your ingredients at the same time.An easy mojito recipe that is a frozen summer cocktail.

Serving

This recipe yields enough frozen mojito for about 4 servings.

One of the cutest ways to serve this summer cocktail is in a mason jar with a paper straw and a slice of lime.

If you want to get a little fancy, you can even give it a sugared rim, too.

Don’t want the glass?  Pour this mint drink into a plastic cup for the littles or to drink poolside.

Make Ahead

You can easily make a batch or double batch of this ahead of time for a pool party or backyard BBQ.

Prepare the frozen mojito and place it in a freezer safe plastic container.

When ready to serve, pull it out 2 hours in advance. Let some of it melt before you add it back to the blender you used previously.

Blend until smooth and to your desired consistency.

Cook’s Note: If you’re pressed for time you can also pop the slightly thawed out mixture into the microwave to get it to melt some before blending.

FAQs

What is in a mojito cocktail?

Mojitos usually consist of rum, sugar, mint, lime juice, and soda water. 

What alcohol is best for mojitos?

White rum is used to make the best mojitos. The flavor is light enough to compliment the mint without overpowering it. 

Can I use vodka instead of rum in a mojito?

You certainly can substitute vodka for rum in a mojito, but it will change the flavor. 

How do you freeze mojitos?

You can mix up the drink and pour it into ice cube trays. But the best way is described in this recipe, by blending everything up into a slushy cocktail!

Is a mojito good for weight loss?

It should be noted that no alcohol is good for weight loss. However, in comparison to other cocktails mojitos can be a healthier choice. Use less sugar or a low calorie sweetener to make a lighted up version. 

A sugar-rimmed glass with a frozen mint cocktail with a lime slice on top and a paper straw.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Zest before juicing. It’s much easier to hold a whole lime instead of halves.
  • Vitamix is the best blender. It does the best job at pulverizing everything into the perfect texture.
  • Leave out the alcohol. Make a family friendly drink, it still has great flavor!
  • Use a white rum. It’s lighter in flavor and will complement the mint and lime.
  • Make it creamy. Adding a little coconut cream makes it more creamy than icy.

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Frozen Mojito Recipe

Yield 4 servings
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup lime juice freshly squeezed, about 4-5 limes
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest
  • cup honey agave nectar, or sugar
  • ¾ cup rum white or silver
  • ¼ cup sweet mint chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut cream
  • 3 cups ice
  • ¼-½ cup water optional

Instructions 

  • Zest two of the limes before juicing to get 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
  • Add lime juice, zest, sweetener, rum, mint, cream, and 3 cups of ice to a high-speed blender.
  • Blend ingredients on medium for 1-2 minutes, or until completely smooth.
  • Add more ice if you would like it thicker or additional water if you would like it smoother.

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Notes

To make a mocktail, substitute water for the rum.

Make Ahead

  • Prepare the frozen mojito and place it in a freezer safe plastic container.
  • When ready to serve, pull it out 2 hours in advance. Blend until smooth and to your desired consistency.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Zest before juicing. It's much easier to hold a whole lime instead of halves.
  • Vitamix is the best blender. It does the best job at pulverizing everything into the perfect texture.
  • Leave out the alcohol. Make a family friendly drink, it still has great flavor! 
  • Use a white rum. It's lighter in flavor and will complement the mint and lime.
  • Make it creamy. Adding a little coconut cream makes it more creamy than icy.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 85mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

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

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