Lava Flow Hawaiian Tropical Drink

Lava flow cocktail

The Spruce


  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Mixing Time: 1 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
538 Calories
14g Fat
92g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 538
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 19%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 34%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Protein 4g
Calcium 37mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There are numerous variations for making a Lava Flow.

This biggest difference is that some recipes use 1 ounce of light rum and 1 ounce of Malibu® coconut rum.

When Malibu® coconut rum is unavailable, you can use 1 1/2 ounces of light rum and 1/2-ounce of coconut cream.


  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. Malibu® coconut rum
  • 2 oz. strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice (unsweetened)
  • 2 oz. coconut cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Lava flow Hawaiian tropical drink recipe ingredients
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  2. Blend the two rums and the strawberries in a blender to form a smooth paste. Pour this mixture into a tall (Collins or Hurricane) glass.

    Blended strawberries and rum
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  3. Rinse the blender. Blend the banana, the coconut cream, and the pineapple juice in the blender with crushed ice until smooth.

    Blending bananas and coconut cream
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  4. Pour this mixture into the glass with the rums very slowly and watch as the strawberry mixture oozes its way to the top along the sides of the glass creating the flowing lava effect.

    Flowing lava cocktail
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  5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and paper umbrella. Serve and enjoy!

    Lava Flow tropical cocktail
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Recipe Variation

  • If Malibu® coconut rum is unavailable, try using 1 1/2 ounces light rum, 2 1/2 ounces coconut cream, 2 ounces fresh strawberries, 1 small banana, and 2 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice.