Baskin Robbins Inspired Daiquiri Ice Recipe

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Oh my heavens.... do I have a yummy recipe to share with you!!!  

Sheena's sister Shannon here again with a recipe for my absolute favorite frozen treat ever!!

So first, a fun story... I get an email from Sheena a few months ago and the subject line said something like this.... "Didn't you...." and the rest of the email said "love Baskin Robbins Daiquiri Ice?" and then she linked me to a blog that had this copy cat recipe! 

I am surprised I didn't faint at that very moment... because you see, most Baskin Robbins ice cream stores have closed and/or there aren't any near me so I only dream of this tasty goodness.  Pinch me!!  

I finally bought an amazing ice cream maker... you know, one of those cool ones that you don't have to use ice and salt or snow.  And last week, my daughter and I made this.  

I have to admit, I was skeptical.  Because how can this amazing flavor be mimicked?  

Well, I am here to tell you... it happened and I am so very happy.  My life is complete. :)


A couple observations.... I did find that this recipe made a rather large portion and my 2 quart ice cream maker didn't hold the whole recipe so we made two batches. 

Or you could half it.  I probably would only add 2 drops of green food color for the whole batch because I feel like it's a little too bright compared to the real deal. 

And my third thought, depending on the tartness of the limes, you may have to add more citric acid (this is what gives it the tangy taste).  

Or if you like sour stuff, add a little extra and you'll be happy!

Baskin Robbins Inspired Daiquiri Ice 

What you need:
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Juice from 3 limes, fresh squeezed
  • 3 teaspoons rum extract
  • 2-5 teaspoons citric acid powder
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
  1. In a saucepan, heat the sugar and water just until the sugar melts.
  2. Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of citric acid.  Stir until dissolved.
  3. Let this mixture cool for 5-10 minutes and add the rum extract, lime juice and food coloring.
  4. Taste the mixture.  If it requires more tartness, add more citric acid until you are happy with the flavor.
  5. Refrigerate the mixture until completely chilled.
  6. Poor mixture into ice cream maker and run the machine for 45-60 minutes.  If the mixture still isn't firm enough, put into desired container and freeze until completely frozen.
  7. Enjoy!

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  1. Yum! This is my favorite thing at Baskin Robbins! Making this ASAP!

  2. This is my most favorite ice cream EVER!!! I'm so excited to try this. Thank you!!!

  3. Replies
    1. I hadn't heard of it before either! You should be able to find it in the extract/spice section at the grocery store or Amazon! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing! This sounds perfect for Summertime! ( or anytime! ) =D

  5. YUM! that looks amazing. I've never had the real thing, but this version looks pretty tasty ;o)

  6. What a fantastic recipe! i bet it's absolutely delicious. And it looks so pretty too! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.


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