Low-Carb Sugar-Free Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

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Total Time 10 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 1 Strawberry Daiquiri

Nothing tastes better in warm weather than enjoying a fresh strawberry daiquiri (paper umbrella optional). Unfortunately, most store-bought and ready-made daiquiri mixes are not only full of added refined sugar, but also artificial dyes and preservatives. Fortunately, making a fresh homemade strawberry daiquiri is not as difficult as it sounds. All you need is a good blender and a few simple ingredients.

Even better, when you're making your daiquiri at home, you can make it fit your dietary needs. Going low-carb or sugar-free? No problem. This recipe is for you!

You can use frozen strawberries instead of the fresh and ice, but use a little less if you don't want the carb count to go up. Traditionally, daiquiris are made with lime juice, but lemon juice still tastes great.

This low-carb and sugar-free frozen strawberry daiquiri recipe is also family-friendly as it can also be made without the rum for a virgin summer drink for adults or kids.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup washed, hulled and sliced strawberries (see note for measuring)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 (1 1/2-ounce) jigger rum
  • Small handful of ice (not needed if berries are frozen)

Preparation

Place 1/2 cup washed, hulled and sliced strawberries, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 1/2 ounces of rum (if using), sweetener to taste, and a small handful of ice into a blender and process until well blended and slushy.

Measuring Note: In order to do a nutritional analysis, I decided to go with the sliced berries since there is less variability compared to when measuring whole berries. This is about 3/4 cup medium-sized whole berries or 80 grams of berries.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber, and 125 calories. If you are making it without the rum, it's only 26 calories.

Alcoholic Beverages on a Low-Carb Diet

Unless your doctor tells you an occasional drink is off limits for you, and unless you have a tendency towards abuse, recent research tells us a little (1 drink or less per day for women; two drinks or less for men) could be a good thing for our hearts.

Distilled spirits (vodka, rum, whiskey, etc.) have zero carbs, so the thing to watch when making a cocktail with these spirits is the mixers, which are often sugary.

Other Good Low-Carb Cocktail Choices: 

  • Gin and tonic (or vodka tonic)
  • Jack and Coke (made with diet cola)
  • Scotch and soda
  • Seven and Seven (Seagram's 7 and Diet 7-Up)
  • Rum and diet cola
  • Rye and ginger (rye whiskey and diet ginger ale)

Read more tips for enjoying a social drink while keeping true to your low-carbohydrate, low-sugar lifestyle in this Low-Calorie Cocktail Guide.

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