A cold, yummy winter drink that’s creamy and boozy. This keto snowbank winter cocktail is the perfect drink for a chilly winters night!
WHAT IS A KETO SNOWBANK WINTER COCKTAIL?
The keto snowbank winter cocktail is a creamy and delicious cocktail perfect for cold winter days. This is a variation on the drink “Sex on a Snowbank” cocktail originally created by NellieBellie.
The drink contains the wonderful keto ingredient, coconut cream, along with rum and ice. Coconut cream is full of fats and has a great nutrition profile for those eating keto and low-carb lifestyles.
Though this drink is served cold, it is still perfect to sip on during cold winter months (or any time of year)!
SNOWBANK WINTER COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS
There aren’t a lot of ingredients involved with this delicious drink. However, you will need to make sure you have the following ingredients on hand before making this recipe.
- 2 oz rum
- 4 tbsp coconut cream
- 6 large ice cubes
If you like a bit of sweetness to your cocktails, check out the information below regarding sweetening the drink. Should this apply to you, you’ll need to grab a sweetener mentioned there to add as well.
HOW TO MAKE A SNOWBANK WINTER COCKTAIL
The process to make this cocktail is very simple. After you have the ingredients above, grab your blender and blend all ingredients together. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a chilled martini glass, sit back, and enjoy!
CAN THIS DRINK BE SWEETENED?
Of course, it can! Generally, the drink should be “sweet” enough on its own with the combination of rum and coconut cream. However, there are several options for sweetening this drink, should you wish.
Add a teaspoon at a time of powdered erythritol to the drink until the desired level of sweetness is reached. Give the drink a stir after each adds to ensure the erythritol dissolves and mixes.
Since erythritol is only 70% as sweet as sugar, it may take a bit more than you think to get it the sweetness you want.
LIQUID MONK FRUIT SWEETENER
Another option is using a liquid sweetener, such as monk fruit. Add two drops at a time of Lakanto Liquid Monk Fruit Sweetener until the desired level of sweetness is reached.
With liquid sweetener, a little bit will go a long way. So, go easy until you get it the way you want it!
OTHER SWEETENER OPTIONS
If there is a sweetener, either liquid, powdered, or granulated that you enjoy that isn’t listed, feel free to use it. This is especially true if you are unfamiliar with either of the options listed above.
WHAT IS COCONUT CREAM?
Coconut cream is basically the same as coconut milk but in a thickened form. The cream has less water content than the milk but has a thicker, paste-like consistency.
Coconut cream is used often in cooking and can be used for a variety of ingredient substitutions, especially for those who are looking to replace dairy in their diets.
The cream is also popularly used as a replacement for whipping cream in dishes that require a cream to create a rich flavor.
You can’t exactly buy coconut cream in your local grocery store or supermarket, but the process to make the cream is very easy. All it takes is canned coconut milk and patience.
Read on below for instructions on how to make your own coconut cream for this delicious recipe.
HOW TO MAKE COCONUT CREAM
Making coconut cream is much easier than you might think. You can’t outright buy the cream, but you can follow these simple instructions and have your own ready within just a few hours.
Don’t worry; the work needed doesn’t equal hours worth of work, or even close.
- Buy canned coconut milk from your local grocery store
- Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator
- Leave the can for at least 4 hours; 8 hours or overnight is preferred
- After the can has properly chilled and the cream has had time to rise to the top, carefully open the can and scoop the cream out
- Voila! Enjoy the coconut cream!
That’s all there is to make your own coconut cream! So simple and easy!
HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD RUM
Choosing a quality rum that you enjoy is very important for any cocktail. Here are some things to consider when choosing your spirit for this drink.
Rums come in different “colors.” Each color has a different flavor. Take time to understand the differences in the taste profile between light, gold, and dark rums.
If you have one you prefer, go ahead and use it to ensure maximum taste compatibility.
Spiced rums can be used, but it would be best to experiment with these first. Generally, spiced rums will add flavors that you might not find compatible with the other tastes in this recipe. Proceed with using these with caution.
Flavored rums should be avoided. These rums are marketed as adding flavors to the rum for different cocktail flavors and combinations. However, these rums generally add extra ingredients including sugar or sometimes, corn syrup. These rums should be avoided due to this reason.
IS COCONUT CREAM AND CREAM OF COCONUT THE SAME?
They are not the same. Coconut cream, as described above, is a thick cream that is derived from coconut milk containing less water. It is not sweetened but has a mild taste and very creamy texture.
Cream of coconut, however, is a sweetened version of coconut cream. It is used widely in a variety of drinks, main dishes, and desserts throughout the world. The sweetened cream is especially prevalent in Asian and Polynesian cuisine.
You can buy cream of coconut in cans, much like coconut milk. However, it is full of sugar and added ingredients, making it unsuitable for a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle.
When buying canned coconut milk to make coconut cream, be careful not to accidentally grab a can of cream of coconut. They are often sold in the same aisle of the grocery store, if not side-by-side. One is wonderfully suited for this recipe and the other is full of sugar.
- 2 oz rum
- 4 tbsp coconut cream
- 6 large ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender
- Blend until smooth and creamy
- Pour into a chilled martini glass
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 cocktail
Amount Per ServingCalories 145 Total Fat 15g Carbohydrates 2g Protein 2g