This post was made in partnership with TruviaÂ®. Recipes and ideas are my own.
If you’re a regular reader around here then you know I am a big fan of all things tiki. And if you’re new, well,Â I’m a big fan of all things tiki! So, for our latest round of Boozy Popsicles for summer, I decided to revisit the very first tiki drink that I made years ago for our very first tiki party: The Blue Hawaii cocktail. This is a memorable drink for its bright blue hue thanks to Blue Curacao, and this kind of technicolor drink is what many people might associate tiki drinks with (along with tiny paper umbrellas).
At the time of the party I went out and bought one of those giant drink dispensers. Standing around making tiki drinks to order was not how I wanted to spend my entire evening. I filled it with this drink thinking to myself, this is way too much; no one is going to consume this much of a blue drink. Well, to my surprise they did, and there were a number of people bummed when it was all gone. Why? Because it’s just a great, easy drinking cocktail: rum, blue curaÃ§ao, citrus, pineapple, and coconut cream. And this winning combo easily translates into a flavorful popsicle.
To sweeten up these popsicles, we’re using TruviaÂ® Natural Sweetener packets along with fresh citrus instead of the bottled sweet and sour mix that is usually called for in this recipe. That means your popsicles will have fewer calories, and none of that gross synthetic stuff, thanks to zero-calorie Truvia. And they will taste just as sweet! I love using the Truvia packets for these recipes because it means one less thing I have to measure, just count out a few packets and you’re done.
Also, if you’re looking to make these non-alcoholic, just sub the white rum with a bit more pineapple juice and coconut cream. Or add in a few more pineapple chunks! These jewel-toned popsicles are so beautiful everyone’s going to be asking for one!
Now, the look of these popsicles will change depending on what kind of popsicle mold you have. I have a lay-flat kind like this, however, you might have the kind that is vertical. You can layer these any way you’d like. Or even just mix everything together and freeze. It’s really up to you and won’t change the taste.
Ok, let’s make some popsicles! Tiny paper umbrellas optional!
Blue Hawaii Popsicles
makes 5, 3-1/2 ounce popsicles
5 ounces coconut cream
4 Truvia Natural Sweetener packets
10 pineapple chunks
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
4 ounces white rum
3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
3-1/2 ounces pineapple juice
blue food dye
- Mix together the coconut cream and Truvia Natural Sweetener packets. Set aside.
- If you have the lay-flat molds, insert popsicle sticks. If not, skip this step for now.
- Place pineapple chunks in the mold and then pour in coconut cream evenly between molds.
- Freeze for about an hour.
- While the cream layer is freezing, mix the blue layer by combining lime juice, white rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice and blue dye.
- Remove popsicle molds from freezer, pour in blue mixture, add popsicle sticks if using vertical molds, and place back into freezer. Freeze at least 8 hours or overnight.
- To serve, remove from freezer and let stand about 5 minutes. Gently remove and serve!
I want to make this but blue curacao isn’t listed in the ingredients or instructions. How much do you add? Does the alcohol affect how it freezes?
Hi! To cut back on the amount of alcohol so that it freezes harder, I instead subbed in blue food coloring and a mix of citrus juice. If you’d like to use blue curaÃ§ao in the recipe I’d cut the lemon juice back to 2 ounces and add in ounce ounce of the blue curaÃ§ao for the total recipe. Cheers!