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Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #frozen #tropical #Hawaiian #cocktail #recipe

My friend Melissa from ChinDeep turned me on to this cocktail. She messaged me on facebook and asked me if I’d tried it … so I googled it and found loads of images of beautiful tropical fruity cocktails. I was mesmerized … must. try. this. drink! I’m so glad I’ve made it to my weight loss goal and I’m not worrying (so much) about calories anymore.

So tonight, after hauling much hay out of the yard (because I mowed yesterday … my yard was too swampy to mow for a looooooong time … and then the mower wouldn’t start and the grass kept growing and growing until it was almost up to my shoulders! I mowed once before and hauled away hay, and then mowed again yesterday and still had too much hay … I really really need to stop talking about hay … that was way too long of a story about a stupid bunch of grass!) … anyway, I decided I deserved a beautiful tropical cocktail after all that crazy lawn work.

Not to mention that I’ve been water walking over lunchtime (okay, I didn’t actually do any water walking TODAY, but I will tomorrow!) … and my friend tells me someone my size burns 590 calories per hour when water walking. That’s a lot of calories, right? So I need to consume more! (Inner happy dance happening right there.)

Besides, this cocktail is kind of like a fruit salad, in drink form. (Yes, I’m justifying my actions. Don’t judge!) Fresh strawberries, coconut, pineapple, and banana … how much more fruity goodness could you possibly fit in one glass? And did I mention that it totally looks cool and swirly? I really probably don’t need to even tell you that it tastes ah-mazing. Transportation to the tropics cannot help but happen in your mind on your first sip of this frozen goodness, if not the first whiff of the strawberry rum mixture.

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail


    For the coconut pineapple goodness:
  • 1 22-oz, container of coconut cream
  • 1 12-oz. can of frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • Juice of 1 - 2 limes or lemons
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 14-oz. can light coconut milk
  • For the strawberry part (per drink):
  • 4 - 6 fresh strawberries
  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • 1 shot golden rum
  • For the coconut part (per drink):
  • 3 shots pineapple coconut goodness
  • 1/2 of a large frozen banana
  • A bit of crushed ice
  • A bit of pineapple juice


  1. In a blender, blend together the ingredients for the coconut pineapple goodness. Pour into a container. This is your "base" for the cocktail.
  2. Rinse out the blender., then blend the strawberries with the rum. Pour this mixture into the glass(es), reserving a bit to pour on top.
  3. Pour three shots of the coconut pineapple goodness per serving, then add the frozen banana, ice and juice. You want a thick slushie consistency, so add juice or ice as needed.
  4. Pour the slushie pineapple banana coconut mixture over the strawberry mixture in the glasses. Add more strawberry on top and swirl a bit with a straw if the mixture is not turning into "lava" in the glasses. Garnish with fresh edible flowers (such as day lilies or orchids), pineapple, banana chunks and/or strawberries. Sip and enjoy!


My drink did not actually swirl as promised upon first contact. It was more divided, half strawberry, half frozen coconut mixture. There was a little swirl action, but not a whole lot ... and I'd underestimated the volume I'd have from my drink so I needed to downsize my glass. So I poured the whole thing into a smaller glass which resulted in the desired molten effect. If you're making for a larger crowd, a bit of strawberry mixture on bottom and on top, plus a light swirl with the straw should do it. Or you can always pour into a separate glass.

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Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #frozen #tropical #Hawaiian #cocktail #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends Friday, Gluten Free FridayWhat’s for Dinner SundaySunday Food & Fitness and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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7 Responses

  1. It even looks a little like lava! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    June 29, 2016 at 8:05 am

  2. This looks so delicious! I’m looking forward to trying this 🙂 Pinned!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up.

    June 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

  3. You definitely deserved a reward after all that mowing! Love your Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail – it’s perfect for summer celebrations and I’ve featured it at this week’s Hearth and Soul Hop. Thank you for sharing it!

    July 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you April … I can’t agree more! I don’t mind mowing, once I get started, but it’s getting started that is such a chore for me. Thanks for hosting the party and thank you so much for the feature 🙂

      July 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm

  4. Pingback: Hearth and Soul Blog hop : Drinks edition - Zesty South Indian Kitchen

    • Ann

      thank you sweetie! You’re the best!

      July 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  5. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning, tweeting and featuring on this week edition.

    July 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm