Lava Flow Drink is a tropical blended cocktail that combines the flavors of strawberries, pineapple, and coconut. It has a stunning visual appearance when the red layer flows into the creamy coconut layer, like an erupting volcano! For another drink that will treat you to a taste of paradise, be sure to try my Tropical Champagne Cocktail, too!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Strawberries: Using frozen strawberries helps create a slushie consistency by providing a solid and icy base. If using fresh strawberries, add about a cup of ice to the blender to get the same frosty texture.
Coconut Rum: Coconut rum is a coconut-flavored, white rum-based liqueur. Choose your favorite brand (like Malibou) to use.
Light Rum: I added light rum to this drink. It is also known as white or silver rum and has a light flavor with little to no color. It is commonly added to mojitos like my cranberry lime mojito.
Banana: One ripe banana is all you need for the banana flavor.
Pineapple: Besides pineapple juice (look for 100% juice), serve the drink with a pineapple wedge to really give it that tropical vibe.
Coconut Milk: In some lava flow drink recipes, coconut cream is added. However, I used coconut milk. To still get a creamy consistency, use full-fat milk. Of course, you could also use coconut cream if you have it on hand. Coconut cream is a thick cream made from coconut milk and will give you a creamier drink.
Why Is It Called A Lava Flow Drink?
This cocktail is a lava flow cocktail because of the appearance when the layers are added to a glass. Its vibrant red and creamy white layers are reminiscent of the fiery and molten lava cascading down the sides of a volcano. It also puts you in the mindset of a tropical adventure!
Can I Make A Lava Flow Drink Without Alcohol?
Yes! If you want to leave out the alcohol, you will still get the fruity and creamy flavors. Blend the strawberries, banana, pineapple juice, and coconut milk. Add sugar or sweetener if needed.
Lava Flow Drink
- 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries*
- 2 ounces coconut rum
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 ripe banana
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 4 ounces coconut milk
- fresh pineapple, for garnish
- To a blender, add the strawberries, coconut rum, and light rum. Process until smooth. Pour the mixture into a hurricane glass.
- Rinse out the blender. Then, add banana, pineapple juice, and coconut milk. Process until smooth.
- Pour the coconut mixture over the strawberry mixture. The red will swirl into the drink (like flowing lava).
- Garnish with pineapple and serve! Cheers!
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
This drink is like a vacation in a glass. On one side you get a strawberry daiquiri and on the other side a pina colada. Or you could be like me and mix them together. What a fun summer drink!
If you like creamy drinks, make this one! And, if you want to be the center of attention while pouring this drink, you will be with this presentation. It's as cool to watch as it is to drink. Cheers to summer and tropical vacations!
Do you know what would pair so well with this drink? A view of the ocean! This drink is so fresh and tropical. The coconut cream and coconut rum adds a smooth, creaminess to it all. Delicious.
This is such a fun, yummy drink for summer. I loved the blended, icy fruit mixed with the coconut milk! I could taste the rum, but it wasn't overpowering. YUM