My kids and their friends were outside last week on a hot day kicking the soccer ball, jumping on the trampoline and playing zombie tag. And they were hot. And bordering cranky. They needed something to cool them off and quick but when I checked the freezer I was all out of popsicles.
No big deal, I thought. I got this.
A bag of frozen strawberries, ice and some lemonade. Viola! A strawberry slushie was hitting their lips in 5 minutes flat.
There is no dilly dallying when you have a house full of kids who are hot and tired. You have to get them cooled off, pronto.
Grab your blender (the Vitamix works very well for this application), a few cupfuls of ice, some frozen strawberries and lemonade.
The kids went nuts for these. My 7 year old proceeded to boast about how few ingredients where in this delicious treat and how the less ingredients, the better. Wow- they are listening when I talk!
You can use a mix of frozen berries. I made one with blueberries and strawberries which was well received. One of Max’s friends said, “These are better than the slushies at Sonic.” I think they wre trying to butter me up for a second round. So, make these and make them quick! The kid are melting out there.
I love serving them in these little mason jars of which I have a variety of sizes.
And if the adults are looking for a special treat, add a splash of vodka and enjoy Happy Hour on your deck!
- 1 1/2 cups organic lemonade
- 4 cups ice
- 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
Place ingredients in a blender (a Vitamix works very well).
Blend on high until all the ice and strawberries are crushed and it looks like a slushie.
Add a splash of water or lemonade if needed to facilitate the blending.