Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie with Blueberries and Haupia Jello Stars, top/front view

Something cool and refreshing for this hot 4th of July– a patriotic smoothie!

Sweet watermelon, frozen strawberries, and a little gingerale blended up,  then topped with fresh blueberries, and haupia stars.

The blueberries look a lot like those tapioca balls in boba tea drinks, but are definitely much healthier.

Haupia, a  Hawaiian coconut milk pudding, is traditionally thickened with cornstarch, chilled in a pan, and served cut into squares.

Here I’ve used gelatin instead, to lighten it up.

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie with Blueberries and Haupia Jello Stars, with red/silver/blue frilly picks

I used a one inch star shaped cookie cutter to cut out the haupia stars.

Stick in a few red, white (in this case silver) and blue frilly picks and we are ready to see some fireworks!

Hope everyone is enjoying the day.

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie with Blueberries and Haupia Stars
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A refreshing smoothie perfect for the 4th of July!
Recipe type: Side
Serves: varies
  • 1 c. ripe watermelon cubes
  • 2 c. frozen strawberries
  • 1 c. gingerale or lemon-lime soda
  • Additional sugar or stevia to taste, if needed
  • ¼ c. or more fresh blueberries
  • Haupia Jello:
  • 1-12 oz. can light coconut milk
  • 2-3 T. sugar, or stevia to taste
  • 2 T. unflavored gelatin
  1. Combine coconut milk, sugar and gelatin in a small saucepan. Whisk together and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Pour into a 9" square or round pyrex type pan, so that the liquid is about ½" high. Chill for 2 or more hours until firm. Use a 1" cookie cutter to cut out stars.
  2. For the smoothie, blend watermelon, strawberries and soda in a blender until smooth. If your fruit is really sour, you may need to sweeten up a bit with some sugar or stevia. Pour into cups. Top each smoothie with blueberries and haupia stars.
  3. This will make approximately 16 oz. of smoothie, and you should be able to cut out 30-32 stars. I used five stars to top the cup, so there are enough stars for 6 or so glasses. If you make the smoothie recipe part two more times you will have be able to have six 8 oz. cups.
  4. (Weight Watcher's point plus value: 1 pt. using diet soda and stevia)