These Sugar-Free Frozen Margaritas are so refreshing and made with fresh lime juice, tequila, and a sugar-free sweetener. These slushy cocktails are perfect for cooling off on a hot day. With the added bonus of being low-calorie, indulge in the classic tangy flavor of the perfect summer drink.
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There’s just something about spring and summer that increase my cravings for a frozen cocktail. As someone who hates overly sugary drinks, it’s often hard for me to find a frozen drink that I actually like.
Most restaurants load up their drink machines with syrup and sugar. It’s hard for me to consume 1/4th of their drink, let alone the whole thing! I love to make my own cocktails at home because I can directly control the ingredients.
- Frozen Fruit (I used strawberries)
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Sugar or Sweetener
How to Make Sugar Free Frozen Margaritas
- Add frozen fruit, tequila, lime juice, sweetener or sugar, and ice to a high powered blender.
- Blend until smooth.
How to Get the Drinks Thick
The more liquid you add, the thinner your margarita will be. I always recommend using frozen fruit. You can use fresh fruit, but you will likely need more ice.
When using fresh fruit for frozen drinks, be sure to use plenty of ice. Add plenty of ice to the blender to help thicken the margarita. As a general rule of thumb, use about 1 cup of ice for every 1 cup of liquid ingredients.
Make sure you have a powerful blender that can crush the ice and mix the ingredients together smoothly. A blender with high horsepower and sturdy blades is best for making frozen margaritas.
Additional Flavors and Substitutions
How Long they Will Last
You can store leftover cocktails in the fridge for 3 days. You can blend it again with more ice.
How to Make a Classic Margarita with No Fruit
You can substitute the fruit in the recipe for 1/4 teaspoon of orange extract. Triple Sec is used in classic margaritas, orange extract is a great sugar free substitute.
How Many Carbs
This frozen margarita has 4 net carbs.
Cocktail Recipe Tips
- Use a quality blender. I use my Instant Pot Ace Blender for these. A decent blender should work just fine.
- Add more ice to the mixture to thicken up the margaritas if you like them really thick.
- Try to avoid using fresh fruit (if you want thick margaritas). The frozen fruit will thicken up the cocktail.
- A mid-range priced tequila will work well in this recipe. I wouldn’t go cheap, but I also wouldn’t use a top-shelf brand since it will be blended with other ingredients.
- Keep in mind that as the drink melts, the tequila taste will lighten up. I like to add a little more tequila than normal for this purpose.
You can read more about the Common Mistakes When Making Frozen Cocktails here.
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Sugar Free Frozen Margaritas
- 2 cups frozen strawberries If you use fresh fruit, your margaritas will be harder to thicken.
- 8 oz tequila Adjust to suit your preference.
- 1/4 cup sweetener
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice This was 3 limes for me.
- 2 cups ice Add more if needed to get the margaritas thick.
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until the mixture thickens.
- Taste the drink repeatedly to assess if it needs more tequila, sweetener, etc. To thicken the texture you can add more ice. If so you may need to add more tequila as well.
Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)