Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeade)

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Limonada de Coco

Since summer began I have been receiving e-mails from some of my readers asking me about a Coconut Limeade that they had in Cartagena and loved. Okay guys, after some phone calls to Colombia, I have the recipe for you.

I don’t know how good the Limonada de Coco that my readers had in Colombia was, but let me tell you, this recipe is really delicious and refreshing. Thanks to my wonderful readers that told me about this drink and to my friends in Colombia who helped me to find the recipe for you.

Buen provecho!



(2 servings)

  • 1 cup cream of coconut
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed iced
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar or to your taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy.
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  1. jim pazynski says

    Erica, yes this is a great drink here in Cartagena, in several restaurants we often visit they use ..leche condensada..condensed milk, this gives it a still smoother texture
    thank you

    • Gringolombiano says

      The last time I was in Cartagena & Barranquilla, earlier this year, I heard that indeed they use condensed milk, but instead of using crema de coco, they use agua de coco with lime juice and condensed milk, with ice. Now, I have to do a LOT of research to figure out the proportions! Today, I discovered that it may be good with rum, but please use the light rum, since the dark Jamaican rum makes it taste like limonada de coco with molasses…not good!

  2. says

    if you asked me yesterday what my favorite refreshing beverage was, i would’ve said a strawberry limeade. now i’m not so sure–i LOVE coconut!

  3. myriam says

    I am Colombian and taste this refreshing beverege at my nices house in Cartagena last January and now this is favorite refreshing beverage. I LOVE coconut

  4. karol says

    esta receta se ve rikisima, me acorde cuando molestabamos en la casa cuando pedian limonada y no habian limones entonces deciamos q mejor una limonada de mango….. veo q tambien hay limonada de coco!!!!

  5. viviana says

    Sounds delicious and easy! I’ll try it. By the way, do you know of any other recipe for making postre de pina? not Flan, but one that seems to have pieces of pina as well as angel cake or something that looks like bread. I tried it once when I was a little girl and it was so good.
    Thank you.

    • Gringolombiano says

      Would the pineapple dessert that you described have been called a “Merengon”? I had something like this once, but it was with guanabana instead of pineapple.

  6. says

    I’m in Yopal, Casanare (Colombia) right now and I was looking for the recipe cuz this drink is just AWESOME :)

    I’ll make it when I get back to Europe, which is next week !

  7. says

    I just got back from Cartagena and sat at the bar of the Montesacro restaurant at the Plaza Bolivar and watched them make this. They only used the coconut milk and sugar. After trying the limonada de coco at Montesacro, I ordered it also at other restaurants and was sorely disappointed. El Hotel Caribe’s was the worst. Erica, the recipe you’ve listed is identical to the Montesacro’s. Less sugar would be just as good.

  8. Lina says

    I had this in villa de leyva about recently but it didn’t have the ice so it was creamier. I absolutely loved it. Haven’t tried your recipe but it seems like it has all the right ingredients, though I think they make the limeade with the rind too. I will give it a shot :)

  9. debi says

    I made this last night as directed in the recipe. It was very good – even better with a shot of coconut rum.
    I do think that next time I’ll try either the condensed milk (for the smoother & sweeter drink) or regular coconut milk (for the calories).

  10. Christy says

    I love the flavors of this drink but when I made it, it was too sweet for us. Is there a way to minimize the syrupy Cream of Coconut but leave the yummy coconut flavor?

    • Erica Dinho says

      Christy- Just use coconut milk and omit the cream of coconut next time.

      Some people in Colombia don’t add cream of coconut and they make it with condensed milk and coconut milk.


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