Lava Flows without a doubt remind me of spring break circa 06/07 although then they were called "Miami Vice." These were an absolute staple at the all-inclusive swim up bar. The bartenders would groan when we would order these and to be honest, now I know why. They are a process and a half to make. However, they are so worth the effort, I swear.
I made two versions of these, one that I had to taste test for quality control purposes and enjoyed on the spot. The second version I layered into mason jars and tossed them in the freezer for my college girlfriend get together. I just had to give them a few minutes on the counter to defrost a bit and they were just as slushy as the first version. Since they are a bit labor intensive it worked out perfectly to pop them in the freezer and they were GTG when the ladies arrived.
Not going to lie, I'm going to make a big o' batch of these for the summer so I can enjoy them on the hot evenings after work.
Oh and scroll down to the bottom for the adorable giveaway! :) Happy weekend.
Here is the enjoy now version.
Pop the lids on
Make sure to mark the special version (if you have any) and into the freezer they go.
So, I figured it's summer and I should probably host a giveaway for these little ditties. I contacted Jillian from Crafts by Jilly on Etsy and she agreed to give 25 straws in the color or colors of your choice to a lucky reader! Here is a little bit about Jillian and her shop:
My name is Jillian Quinn and am a proud Army wife, that tries to stay very busy. I am currently in school for a bachelors in psychology and also just starting out with my own business which I named Craftsbyjilly. I started Craftsbjilly with just a few items that I had made but then slowly built it up to everything I have now and still adding items daily! Some items that you will find in my store is paper straws, cupcake liners, baking cups, washi tape, and so much more!
Here's the scoop. To enter you will need to use the widget below. Super easy, you can either like Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen on Facebook, follow Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen on Pinterest or leave a blog comment saying what you would use the straws for. The contest ends at midnight on Tuesday June 26.
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For the Pina Colada:
8 cups of ice
1 cup pineapple juice (from the canned pineapple)
2 tablespoons cream of coconut
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup canned pineapple
4-6 ounces of coconut rum (depending on your taste/alcohol tolerance : )
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth. If you want to make virgin coladas, leave out the rum and add additional coconut milk or pineapple juice until you reach your desired consistency.
If you are making the freezer version, fill mason jars 1/2 full with Pina colada. Set aside.
For the Strawberry Daiquiri:
8 cups of ice
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups strawberry daiquiri mix
4-6 ounces white rum (depending on your taste/alcohol tolerance : )
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth. If you are making a virgin daiquiri, leave out the rum and add additional daiquiri mix.
If you are making the freezer version, layer on top of the Pina colada to fill the mason jar and use a spoon to push the daiquiri into the Pina colada to create the "lava flow" effect.
Place in the freezer and take out when you want to enjoy.
**Disclaimer, the boozy versions stay slushy because they have alcohol in them. If you do not use the booze, they won't have the same slushy consistency however, they will still taste delish.**
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz