Skinny Pink Squirrel Cocktail Recipe


In Houston it has only been cold for a few short days, and I’m already pining for summer vacation! Nothing gets those summer vibes going like a frozen treat – especially one with a kick. We’ve got a recipe for the perfect vintage boozy beverage that will make you YOLO for FROYO!

The Pink Squirrel is my newly discovered favorite retro treat. It hails back to a 1950s supper club in Wisconsin, although it is perhaps known in slightly more recent times as The Nanny’s favorite drink (how did she stay so thin?!). The Pink Squirrel is typically a variation on a vodka-ice cream combo. Our version of the Pink Squirrel is an updated and skinnier take on this 1950s delectable delight.

Ingredients to make Pink Squirrel Cocktail with Frozen Yogurt

We’ve substituted homemade frozen yogurt for ice cream. Greek yogurt is a great way to keep the consistency while dropping some of the calories. Also, some people with sensitivity to lactic acid may find this greek yogurt alternative easier to tolerate. You can learn to make your own Plain Tart Froyo in a previous post on the Pop Shop America blog!


Add vodka to the pink squirrel cocktail recipe pop shop america

If you’ve got your froyo in the freezer, then get thee to a liquor store! Shop for Cathead Vodka, creme de almond and creme de cacao. Don’t worry if you can’t find creme de almond, amaretto is a perfect substitute and will still give your Pink Squirrel its pink-ness!

add the creme de almond to the skinny pink squirrel cocktail recipe

add creme del cacao white to the pink squirrel cocktail recipe pop shop america

Now you are ready to mix and imbibe! Get your shot glass ready and pour up a half ounce of each liqueur and one ounce of vodka. Next, prep two cups of frozen yogurt. Place all of your ingredients in a blender, save for any garnishes you would like.

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drink recipe frozen yogurt pink squirrel pop shop america

Blend until just smooth, or simply stir ingredients together.

add sprinkles to finish the cocktail recipe pink squirrel

Pour, garnish and serve! If you would like your cocktail less boozy, simply reduce the amount of vodka. And since you have your blender and froyo handy, it’s easy to make any virgin variations for the kiddos before making your own grown-up treat.



Skinny Pink Squirrel Cocktail Recipe

Flora Larrabee
The Skinny Pink Squirrel is a delicious summer treat, made with vodka and FROYO!  A fresh new take on a classic recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 1 Cocktail


  • 2 cups Frozen Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 oz. Creme de Almond or sub. Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz. White Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Garnishes such as: Whipped Cream and Maraschino Cherries!


  • Blend Yogurt with 1/2 oz. Creme de Almond and Creme de Cacao, and 1 oz. vodka.
  • Pour into a fancy cocktail glass.
  • Garnish as desired, and enjoy!
Keyword FROYO Cocktail, Pink Squirrel Vintage Drink Recipe, Pop Shop America Recipes, Summertime Drinks


See you by the pool with this cocktail in your hand! And if you are looking for even more fun cocktails that are pool perfect and also happen to pink try this Strawberry Mint Mojito or this Pink Garden Cocktail.

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