Batida de Coco is a classic Brazilian coconut cocktail that you can make in just a few minutes, with easy to find ingredients. This sweet tropical drink is creamy and full of coconut flavor, bringing a taste of summer to your parties all year round! – Recipe makes 4 servings, easily doubled!
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Why I love this Brazilian coconut cocktail
I love most, if not all, coconut alcoholic drinks out there! Piña coladas, Painkillers, Coquitos, and literally anything made with Malibu. They’re all so delicious, but no coconut cocktail compares to Batida de Coco on my book!
These Brazilian coconut cocktails are dangerously delicious because they’re so sweet and creamy. You’ll be thinking you’re drinking a sweet and innocent little shake, and then, next think you know, you hit the floor! LOL! Am I speaking from experience? I’ll never tell you, but, the good news is, this cocktail is very easy to put together and the recipe is very adaptable.
If you think the drink came out too sweet or too strong for your taste, add a bit more coconut water. If you think it’s not strong enough, add more booze! The party is yours, meus amigos! You decide.
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What you need to make Batida de coco
Other than a simple blender, a measuring cup and a pitcher, you just need these 4 easy to find ingredients to make this creamy tropical drink:
- Coconut milk – any creamy coconut milk should work. I usually only use this brand which you should be able to find in the Latin isle of most grocery stores.
- Sweet condensed milk – this makes our drink sweet, and even more creamy!!
- Cachaça – To make this cocktail, my booze of choice tends to be cachaça, the Brazilian rum we talked about in this post. But, you can use any other type of white rum, or even Vodka! I typically use about a cup per recipe, but you can use less, or more… Seriously, who’s counting?
- Coconut water – the coconut water reduces the sweetness of the condensed milk. I tend to like things sweet, but if you think the drink is still too sweet for your taste, just add a little more coconut water! Alternatively, you don’t even need coconut water – you can just use water, double up the liquor, or a combination of both for how sweet and how strong you like.
- Toasted coconut (optional) – this is totally optional, but I love to rim the glasses with toasted coconut and to sprinkle it on top of my drink!
How to make batida de coco Brazilian coconut cocktail
Just follow these 3 easy steps, and in just minutes you’ll be sipping on your own sweet and creamy coconut milk cocktail!
- Get your pitcher (or even a punch bowl) ready – Fill it with ice, and set aside.
- Blend – Add the coconut milk, the condensed milk, the coconut water, and the cachaça to a blender and blend until frothy and creamy.
- Fill & Decorate – Pour the coconut cocktail into the iced pitcher, and sprinkle a little toasted coconut on top.
There you go, meus amigos! Enjoy your coconut drink! Cheers, or as we say in Portuguese, Saúde!
Other coconut drinks you’ll love:
Try these other cachaça drink recipes:
Batida de coco goes great with:
- Brazilian Cheese Bread
- Cilantro Garlic Bread
- Chimichurri Chicken Skewers
- Pineapple Rice
- Pineapple Lamb Burgers
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Batida de Coco – Brazilian Coconut Cocktail
- 1 13.5oz can of coconut milk *I use GOYA
- 1 14oz can of sweet condensed milk
- 1 cup of cachaça, or any other white rum – Vodka is also ok
- 1 cup of coconut water or you can just use water, extra liquor, or a combination of both for how sweet and how strong you like.
- 1/4 cup of toasted coconut (optional)
- Fill a pitcher with ice, and set aside.
- Add the coconut milk, the condensed milk, the coconut water, and the cachaça to a blender and blend until combined and frothy.
- Pour the coconut cocktail into the iced pitcher, and sprinkle a little toasted coconut on top.
- Serve on toasted coconut rimmed glasses!
can I make this ahead of time for a crowd and put into a serving dispenser type glass container?
Hi Elise! You Absolutely can. The only thing to consider is, depending on the brand of coconut milk you use, it may have little coconut pieces/pulp, that could “clog” the dispenser tip. You can do a test with a cup or two, and see if it works in the dispenser you have (I’m pretty sure it will, but just a heads up). I’d also recommend you don’t add any ice to the container until it’s time to serve, so your cocktail doesn’t get watery. Other than that, you’re good to make ahead and just keep refrigerated until your guests start to arrive! Enjoy this sweet sweet treat!!! xx Aline
Please can watch a video of how it’s prepared
Hi I have a video on Instagram you can check out here!
I just KNOW I’m going to love this recipe! I still have cachaça left from my guarapo recipe, so this recipe is perfect for using it up!
I adore drinks that are equally as beautiful as great tasting! This is an awesome recipe to add to my index. It serves beautifully too!
Your pictures are amazing! Thank you for this cokctail recipe!
This is one great looking cocktail recipe! I also love that I already have all of the ingredients on hand to give it a try this weekend!
First of all, these photos are beautiful!! Recipe sounds delish too!
Looks delicious! I’m totally saving this one. Everyone at our summer beach vacation will love this!!!
These look and sound delicious! And I love how easy your instructions are.
This recipe is perfect! One sip and I’m melting. Dangerous indeed! LOL!
Waaaatch out!! LOL!! So glad you’re liking it!!
Easy perfection! Thank you so much for this recipe, I am always looking for easy cocktail recipes and this one right here is a winner.
Awesome, Jayne – so happy you liked it!! xx
I love a good cocktail!! I have to try this recipe!! 🍹
It is currently super hot in Kenya and trust that this will feature in my lazy, sweaty weekend nights with friends!
Awesome, Kaluhi!! It’ll be great – you’ll love it!
Made with white rum, and no coconut water. I put it in the blender with ice, and felt like I was on vacation.
Haha!! Yasssss!! I skip the coconut water and double up the booze all the time ahaha!!