Super creamy and oh so refreshing, this Frozen Mojito recipe will be your new go-to Summer drink! Mint leaves are blended into the drink with fresh lime juice, coconut cream, rum and sweetener so it has a bright minty flavor that’s even better than the classic cocktail.

A frozen mojito cocktail with limes around it.

I’ve officially declared this summer the season of frozen drinks! What began with a lazy afternoon tanning and sipping homemade piña coladas has evolved into a menu featuring White Wine Peach Sangria, Watermelon Frosé, Frozen Lemonade 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!

Inspired by the sweet mint overflowing in our garden, I created this frozen mojito when I ran out of lemons but had a few limes on hand. Unlike classic mojitos, this frozen version blends the mint into the drink, making it absolutely BURSTING with flavor!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Notes about the ingredients needed for this Frozen Mojito recipe are below. Jump to recipe for the exact measurements.

  • Limes. Freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest are used in this recipe. You’ll need about 4 to 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. Honey is the best option; it pairs perfectly with the tart lime juice and adds a nice floral flavor to the drink. Agave is another liquid sweetener that can be used if you are vegan. Regular white sugar or stevia can also be used.
  • 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 like spearmint.)
  • Rum. Feel free to leave this out and substitute with water if you would prefer a non-alcoholic version. 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.
  • 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.

How to Make a Frozen Mojito

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1. Prepare the ingredients.

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.

2. Combine the ingredients in a blender.

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.

Blend the ingredients on medium speed 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 creamier.

What’s the difference between a mojito and a daquiri?

While both are rum-based drinks, there are some differences between the mojito and daquiri. Mojitos contain mint, a sweetener, lime, and oftentimes coconut. Daquiris, on the other hand, are blended or served with crushed ice and have lemon.

Why is it called a mojito?

While no one knows exactly why a mojito is called that name, a prominent thought is that the name came from mojo, which is a seasoning from Cuba that is made from lime. Another idea comes from the word mojadito, which is Spanish for “lightly wet.”

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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.


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.


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

Super creamy and oh so refreshing, this Frozen Mojito recipe will be your new go-to Summer drink! Fresh mint leaves are blended into the drink with fresh lime juice, coconut cream, rum and sweetener so it has a bright minty flavor that's even better than the classic cocktail.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
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  • ½ cup lime juice freshly squeezed, about 4-5 limes
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest
  • cup honey
  • ¾ cup white rum
  • ¼ cup finely chopped sweet mint
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut cream
  • 3 cups ice
  • ¼-½ cup water optional


  • 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.
    ½ cup lime juice, 1 Tbsp. lime zest, ⅓ cup honey, ¾ cup white rum, ¼ cup finely chopped sweet mint, 2 Tbsp. coconut cream, 3 cups ice, ¼-½ cup water
  • Serve frozen mojito in a glass with a sugared rim and a lime wedge. Enjoy!
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  • Prepping Ahead: Prepare the frozen mojito and place it in a freezer safe plastic container. When ready to serve, pull it out 1-2 hours in advance. Blend until smooth and to your desired consistency.
  • Best Blender: A high-speed blender such as a Vitamix is the best to use!
  • Make it a Mocktail: Simply replace the alcohol with water to make it family-friendly.


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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