Sunset Smoothie for a Sweet Healthy Happy Hour


This dairy-free sunset smoothie reminds me of a Polynesian-style drink, like a Mai Tai. It’s infused with that delicious combination of orange, lime and grenadine. But unlike cocktails, it’s alcohol-free and made creamy with the additions of mango and dairy-free ice cream. You can sip on it as a sweet reward at the end of a warm day.

Dairy-Free Sunset Smoothie Recipe - like a creamy, fruity, virgin Mai Tai! Also vegan and allergy-friendly.This recipe was shared with us by Pacific Foods back in 2006. But I’ve updated it with my own photos and some modifications to the recipe.

Special Diet Notes: Sunset Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Just be sure to pick the dairy-free milk beverage and frozen dessert (aka ice cream!) that suit your dietary needs.

Dairy-Free Sunset Smoothie
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This is like a creamier, fruitier version of a Mai Tai. I like to use frozen mango instead of canned for a cooler, frostier treat.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 serving
  • ¾ cup ice
  • ½ cup dairy-free vanilla ice cream
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup canned mango slices, with juice (can sub frozen strawberries)
  • ¼ cup plain dairy-free milk beverage
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • Orange or lime wedge, for garnish (optional)
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)
  1. Put the ice, ice cream, orange juice, mango, milk beverage, lime juice, and grenadine in your blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a 12-ounce glass and add an orange or lime slice and maraschino cherry speared on a toothpick. Serve with a straw.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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