These easy & delicious daiquiris can be made ahead, frozen in mason jars, and enjoyed at any time. Make them in a variety of fruit flavors for a party--always a crowd pleaser!
6 oz. (3/4 cup) frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate
6 oz. (3/4 cup) light rum
4 cups frozen fruit*; may substitute fresh, flavorful, ripe fruit
2 cups ice cubes
sweetener (optional), to taste, if desired (superfine sugar, agave syrup, or other preferred sweetener)
fresh fruit for garnish (optional)
In a blender, combine lemonade/limeade concentrate, rum, and fruit. (Berries can be added whole; other fruits should be cut into cubes/pieces.) Blend until smooth. Add ice. Blend until smooth, and no ice chunks remain. Taste and add sweetener, if desired. If flavor is too intense, add more ice cubes and blend. For stronger fruit flavor, add more fruit and blend.
*RECOMMENDED FRUIT: --Strawberry (raspberry & blackberry not recommended for this "whole fruit" method, because their larger seeds result in a gritty drinking texture) --Blueberry --Mango --Peach --Pineapple (optional: add 1 cup canned light coconut milk for a Pina Colada)
MAKE AHEAD MASON JAR DAIQUIRIS: Pour blended daiquiris into 1/2 pint (1 cup) mason jars, leave at least 1/2" at the top to allow for expansion when they freeze, screw on the lids and freeze. To serve, remove from freezer (let them set out for 5-15 minutes if they're too hard) & use a fork to break up and stir the semi-frozen daiquiris into a slushy consistency. The alcohol keeps them from freezing to a hard solid state, so they're always ready to remove from the freezer, stir, serve, and drink. These will keep for up to 1 month in the freezer.
TO MIX FLAVORS IN ONE JAR: Layer 2 or more layers in a single jar for a pretty presentation and mixed fruit flavor. Pour 1st layer into jar, freeze for 2 hours, add 2nd layer and freeze, repeat with any remaining layers. Try layering Strawberry, Pineapple (or Pina Colada), and Blueberry for a festive 4th of July daiquiri.
VIRGIN DAIQUIRIS: omit rum and substitute equivalent amount of water. Taste and add sweetener, if needed. If made ahead, these will reach a hard ice state when refrozen due to the lack of alcohol. Remove them from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for 15-25 minutes before stirring into a slushy consistency.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: approx. the same for an 8-oz serving of all of the plain fruit flavors: 208 calories; .5g fat; 36g carbs; 2g fiber; .6g protein; 4 Weight Watchers PtsPlus For an 8-oz serving of the Pina Colada (a pineapple daiquiri plus light coconut milk): 246 calories; 4g fat; 36.2g carbs; 2g fiber; 1.5g protein; 5 Weight Watchers Pts Plus