Hawaiian Punch Recipe

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A fresh and fruity Hawaiian punch recipe for kids, made with coconut water. It’s a healthier alternative to soda-based fruit punch recipes!

My daughter is obsessed with Disney’s Moana, and we’re looking forward to receiving our copy of the DVD sometime in the next week! To celebrate, I created this delicious Moana Hawaiian Punch recipe to enjoy during our upcoming Moana family movie night!

bright red fruit punch in a glass, text overlay "Moana Island Fruit Punch"

Moana Hawaiian Punch Recipe

This recipe dresses up a traditional fruit punch with some of our favorite island flavors. Coconut water adds a richness of flavor, and is a healthier mix-in than traditional soda-based punch recipes.

I went with a red fruit punch because it reminds me a bit of Moana’s outfit, but really any berry or fruit punch can be used in it’s place. This is a fun party punch or alternative to soda, and my daughter always looks forward to these special treats on our family movie nights.

This Hawaiian Punch recipe is the perfect special treat for a family vacation or kids birthday party too. It’s one of our favorite summer drink recipes and we hope you love it too!

(Plus, if you want, you can add an ounce of vodka to make yourself a Hawaiian cocktail – just don’t mix up your glass with the kids! Maybe garnish them differently or put in different glasses.)

This recipe is so incredibly easy to make, I even filmed a short video of my 5 year old whipping up a batch! (Check that out below and be sure to grab the printable recipe as well!)

— Jennifer

Why Coconut Water is Good for Kids

More and more you see coconut water used as an ingredient in healthy drinks, both for kids and adults.

So what’s so great about coconut water?

For starters, one serving of coconut water contains:

  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 10% recommended daily value
  • Magnesium: 15% recommended daily value
  • Manganese: 17% recommended daily value
  • Potassium: 17% recommended daily value
  • Sodium: 11% recommended daily value
  • Calcium: 6% recommended daily value

That’s a lot of good stuff inside!

Plus, coconut water may offer free radical-busting antioxidants, which help keep our bodies cells healthy.

It’s an amazing hydrator – it’s my go-to way to stay hydrated when we’re travelling as air travel can really dehydrate you and it can be hard to stay hydrated with all of the TSA rules around bringing water bottles on board. I can usually find a coconut water somewhere in the airport, or at least grab one on the way to the hotel.

My daughter likes coconut water in recipes but doesn’t really enjoy it on it’s own – so we like to mix it into drinks, like this one!

Coconut also provides a more complex flavor, and a hint of tropical taste that makes this recipe — it’s fun AND healthy!

glass of Hawaiian punch with a blue sugar rim

Fruit Punch Ingredients

  • 2 oz Coconut Water
  • 4 oz fruit punch
  • 4 oz Mango Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Simple Syrup (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons Teal Sanding Sugar (optional garnish)
  • Ice

(amounts are per serving)

Instructions

Watch this 1-minute video demo to see how it’s made, then keep reading for step-by-step instructions and prep tips. A free printable copy of this recipe available at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

  1. Pour simple syrup on one plate and on the other plate pour the teal sanding sugar.
  2. Dip your glass in the simple syrup first then into the sanding sugar. Set to the side and allow to dry as you prepare your fruit punch.
  3. In a cocktail shaker combine coconut water, fruit punch, and mango juice and shake vigorously for about 5 full seconds. Pour shaken punch over a glass full of ice.

fruit punch in glass with paper umbrella

How to Make a Pitcher

To make a party-sized pitcher of our Moana fruit punch, simply double or triple the above recipe (depending on the size of the container you’re using):

  • 1 cup Coconut Water
  • 2 cups fruit punch
  • 2 cups Mango Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Simple Syrup (optional – to help stick the sanding sugar to the glass)
  • 5 Tablespoons Teal Sanding Sugar (optional garnish)
  • Ice

top down photo of a pitcher of homemade fruit punch

How Long Does Homemade Fruit Punch Last?

Your homemade fruit punch should be kept refrigerated. If you have a pitcher or container with a lid, this is ideal, as it will prevent the punch from taking on any flavors of food from the fridge.

When stored in the refrigerator, homemade punch can stay good for 2-4 days. Give it a stir before serving, as some separation may occur. If stirring does not “remix” everything smoothly or it smells “off” then it’s best to toss it and make a new batch.

More Fun Drink Recipes for Kids

Grab your free printable for Moana’s Hawaiian Punch Recipe:

Yield: 2 servings

Moana Hawaiian Punch Recipe (with Video)

Bright, fruity, & festive! This Moana inspired Hawaiian Punch Recipe is the perfect drink for your next family movie night or kids birthday party!

Bright, fruity, & festive! This Moana inspired Hawaiian Punch Recipe is the perfect drink for your next family movie night or kids birthday party!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Coconut Water
  • 4 oz fruit punch
  • 4 oz Mango Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Simple Syrup (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons Teal Sanding Sugar (optional garnish)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Pour simple syrup on one plate and on the other plate pour the teal sanding sugar.
  2. Dip your glass in the simple syrup first then into the sanding sugar. Set to the side and allow to dry as you prepare your fruit punch.
  3. In a cocktail shaker combine coconut water, fruit punch, and mango juice and shake vigorously for about 5 full seconds. Pour shaken punch over a glass full of ice.

Be sure to pin this Moana fruit punch recipe on Pinterest:

2 photo collage of homemade fruit punch; text overlay "Moana Island Fruit Punch"

More of our favorite Disney inspired kids recipes

So many fun ideas in our BIG collection of 50+ Disney recipes for kids:

photo collage of Disney inspired recipes for kids

 

This Moana Island Fruit Punch is a cute addition to a family movie night and would be great at any summer-themed kids’ party!

You might also love our 3-Ingredient Tropical Fruit Punch and our version of Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Butterbeer!

collage of 3 images of orange fruit punch; text overlay "Tropical Fruit Punch"

glass of yellow pumpkin flavored butterbeer drink

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