Maui’s Wayfinder Sunrise
Maui’s Wayfinder Sunrise is a tasty tropical treat that is perfect for those warm summer evenings coming our way (and remembering them during the cold winter nights!). Inspired by Disney’s Moana, this is a really simple recipe. You can leave it virgin, add a shot of rum, serve on its own, or make it into a blended drink by adding ice – there are lots of options! No matter which way you have it (and I’ve done them all to make sure. Quality control and everything.) it will be delicious.
The prep is easy. You’ll need pineapple juice, guava nectar, mango nectar, and cream of coconut. Simple, right? All of these can be found at most grocery stores. I recommend looking in the international and/or latin food section for the guava and mango nectars. Jumex makes the mango nectar in single cans, and if you’re planning to make this recipe and you aren’t sure you’ll like it, that’s just the right size.
Just measure everything directly into a blender. If you aren’t putting ice in it, you don’t have to use the blender, but I’ve found that the cream of coconut sometimes needs to be blended in or it just stays clumpy. It seems to depend on the brand I buy and whether or not its in a bottle or a can, but its just easier to blend it. And its pretty awesome with ice, made into a slushy type drink.
Pulse it a few times until it is mixed and/or reaches the level of slushiness you want, and then pour into a glass. Its thick and sweet and tropical and sometimes it works for me as a dessert on its own!
We’ll be using this at the Moana dinner and movie party in May – its a perfect way to start the evening!
Did you try it? What did you think?
This is inspired by Disney's Moana, and is a delicious drink whether left as is, or with a little alcohol added for adults.
- 4 tbsp lime juice, fresh
- 6 tbsp cream of coconut
- 2 2/3 cup guava nectar
- 1 1/3 cup mango nectar
- 4 cup pineapple juice
Measure all ingredients into a blender. If you want a slushy style drink, add about halfway full of ice.
Pulse until you combine the ingredients and/or get the consistency you like.
Pour and enjoy!