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Lava Flow Popsicles (Pineapple Coconut Strawberry Swirl)

These lava flow popsicles are like a vacation on stick! The combination of coconut, pineapple, and strawberry is sure to relax you and make you think of a tropical paradise.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Freezing Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 18 popsicles
Author: Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

Pineapple Coconut:

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 oz coconut vodka*, optional

Strawberry:

  • 3 cups frozen sliced strawberries
  • 1 ¼ cup apple juice
  • 4 oz white rum*, optional

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine pineapple, pineapple juice, and coconut milk until smooth.  Pour into a large measuring cup with spout.
  • Clean out blender. Add strawberries and apple juice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large measuring cup with spout.
  • Fill popsicle mold ⅓ full of strawberry mixture. Slowly pour in a little bit of the pineapple coconut mixture. Follow with a splash of strawberry mixture and then top with pineapple coconut mixture. Because the coconut mixture is more dense than the strawberry, it will displace some of the strawberry creating that desired swirled effect.
  • Place a layer of foil over the popsicle molds. Insert wooden sticks into the mold. Place in freezer for at least 3 hour until the popsicles are solid.

Notes

  • The pineapple juice and apple juice I used provided enough sweetness to my fruits.  If you want it sweeter, add simple syrup or agave syrup to taste.
  • Alcohol does not freeze completely. If you choose to make boozy popsicles, the popsicles will be a little icy depending on the amount of alcohol used.
  • Plain vodka also works. I used Ciroc Coconut Vodka.
  • You can use any white rum, including coconut rum.  Don't use dark, aged rum because you won't get that nice rich red color.