Cherry Lemon Berry Slush... A Festive 4th of July Treat

Most people when asked what their favorite holiday is say "Christmas" or "Thanksgiving" because it's the time of year that family comes together. I love spending time with my family too but in November and December it is just so dang cold!! My favorite holiday, and it has been ever since I can remember, is the Fourth of July! It has everything I could ever want in a holiday... It's warm, well hot actually, but that's ok! Family and friends come together. I get to fire up the grill! Light off fireworks! Plus the sun is out longer so we get to celebrate even longer. I know, I know every day has the same 24 hours in it but it just seems like in the summer there is so much more you can do outside! Fourth of July, and the 24th here in Utah, have always been my favorite holidays, and probably always will be!

I created these cool summer treats with warm summer days in mind. You can use any flavors you like and you can read more about how I came upon this recipe here. But for now... On to the fireworks!!



Ingredients:

1 envelope of Cherry Kool-Aid powder mix
1 envelope of Mixed Berry Kool-Aid powder mix
1 lemon (or about a tablespoon of lemon juice)
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 cups club soda
6 cups ice (about 3 trays or 45 ice cubes)

Directions:

Crush one tray, about 15 cubes of ice. Set aside.

In blender add Cherry Kool-Aid mix, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup club soda. Puree for about 30 seconds until all sugar is dissolved.

Add crushed ice and puree for 10-15 more seconds. *** Don't over mix or you're slush will become more liquid.

Add 1 cup club soda and puree again for 10-15 more seconds.

Pour into six glasses and put in freezer for about 1 hour or until mostly frozen.

Crush one tray, about 15 cubes of ice. Set aside.

In blender mix juice from one lemon, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup club soda. Puree for about 30 seconds or until all sugar is dissolved.

Add crushed ice and puree for 10-15 more seconds. *** Don't over mix or you're slush will become more liquid.

Add 1 cup club soda and puree again for 10-15 more seconds.

Pour on top of Cherry slush and re-freeze ***The lemon part will be more runny so you will want to freeze for closer to 2 hours.

Crush one tray, about 15 cubes of ice. Set aside.

In blender add Mixed Berry Kool-Aid mix, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup club soda. Puree for about 30 seconds until all sugar is dissolved.

Add crushed ice and puree for 10-15 more seconds. *** Don't over mix or you're slush will become more liquid.

Add 1 cup club soda and puree again for 10-15 more seconds.

Pour on top of lemon slush.

Freeze for 1 more hour.

Serve with a straw and/or star shaped fruit.



Note: You will want to let them thaw for 5 minutes or so before trying to insert straws.

This recipe makes six 2.5 cup servings. You can make more smaller servings or half the recipe if you are only making these treats for a few close family and friends.

I hope you all have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!




Tastefully Frugal: Cherry Lemon Berry Slush... A Festive 4th of July Treat

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cherry Lemon Berry Slush... A Festive 4th of July Treat

Most people when asked what their favorite holiday is say "Christmas" or "Thanksgiving" because it's the time of year that family comes together. I love spending time with my family too but in November and December it is just so dang cold!! My favorite holiday, and it has been ever since I can remember, is the Fourth of July! It has everything I could ever want in a holiday... It's warm, well hot actually, but that's ok! Family and friends come together. I get to fire up the grill! Light off fireworks! Plus the sun is out longer so we get to celebrate even longer. I know, I know every day has the same 24 hours in it but it just seems like in the summer there is so much more you can do outside! Fourth of July, and the 24th here in Utah, have always been my favorite holidays, and probably always will be!

I created these cool summer treats with warm summer days in mind. You can use any flavors you like and you can read more about how I came upon this recipe here. But for now... On to the fireworks!!



Ingredients:

1 envelope of Cherry Kool-Aid powder mix
1 envelope of Mixed Berry Kool-Aid powder mix
1 lemon (or about a tablespoon of lemon juice)
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 cups club soda
6 cups ice (about 3 trays or 45 ice cubes)

Directions:

Crush one tray, about 15 cubes of ice. Set aside.

In blender add Cherry Kool-Aid mix, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup club soda. Puree for about 30 seconds until all sugar is dissolved.

Add crushed ice and puree for 10-15 more seconds. *** Don't over mix or you're slush will become more liquid.

Add 1 cup club soda and puree again for 10-15 more seconds.

Pour into six glasses and put in freezer for about 1 hour or until mostly frozen.

Crush one tray, about 15 cubes of ice. Set aside.

In blender mix juice from one lemon, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup club soda. Puree for about 30 seconds or until all sugar is dissolved.

Add crushed ice and puree for 10-15 more seconds. *** Don't over mix or you're slush will become more liquid.

Add 1 cup club soda and puree again for 10-15 more seconds.

Pour on top of Cherry slush and re-freeze ***The lemon part will be more runny so you will want to freeze for closer to 2 hours.

Crush one tray, about 15 cubes of ice. Set aside.

In blender add Mixed Berry Kool-Aid mix, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup club soda. Puree for about 30 seconds until all sugar is dissolved.

Add crushed ice and puree for 10-15 more seconds. *** Don't over mix or you're slush will become more liquid.

Add 1 cup club soda and puree again for 10-15 more seconds.

Pour on top of lemon slush.

Freeze for 1 more hour.

Serve with a straw and/or star shaped fruit.



Note: You will want to let them thaw for 5 minutes or so before trying to insert straws.

This recipe makes six 2.5 cup servings. You can make more smaller servings or half the recipe if you are only making these treats for a few close family and friends.

I hope you all have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!




16 Comments:

At July 1, 2014 at 3:31 PM , Blogger P Bishop said...

This is fun to have on a hot summer day. Easy--peasy to make too!

 
At July 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Kung Phoo said...

Add a little tequila to it.. and i am in like Flynn!

 
At July 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM , Blogger CrazyNutsMom said...

This looks great! Kool-Aid makes a great drink for kids!

 
At July 1, 2014 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

Oh my goodness this is perfect for the 4th of July! Ok & the entire summer since it's always hot as all get out.

 
At July 2, 2014 at 12:10 AM , Blogger Sharon Ruggieri said...

Yum yum yum! I love those and now I have a sneaking suspicion how my aunt made hers! Love it!

 
At July 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM , Blogger mail4rosey said...

My son loves slushies like no other but we haven't ever made them at home. I think we should try it. :)

 
At July 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

It definitely is! My boys have these, or other flavors, almost every night!

 
At July 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Could be a fun party drink! I would add the tequila just before serving though...if you mix in while making the drink they might not freeze as well. :)

 
At July 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thank you! It does make a quick and easy treat!! And a lot less expensive then running to the gas station to get ICEEs!

 
At July 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thank you Melissa! And I know right! Ugh this heat is crazy... but I can't complain too much because in a few short months when it's snowing I'll be praying for heat again lol

 
At July 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thank you Sharon! These are super duper easy to make...Just have to have patience letting them freeze. Which is easier said than done!

 
At July 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Definitely try it! My 2 year old LOVES slushes but I was getting a lit tired of spending $1.50 every day to go get them for him... Plus who really knows what they put in them! These are a fraction of the cost and I know everything I put in

 
At July 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Megan @ The Walker Fireside Chats said...

So festive and cute! I love it : ) thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

 
At July 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM , Blogger Lisa Crunkhorn said...

Love these slushies, so patriotic and perfect to beat the heat! I also love that we've done slushies almost at the same time.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lisa / Sweet 2 Eat Baking

 
At July 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thanks for having me Megan!

 
At July 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Sydney Andersen said...

Thank you Lisa! It is slush season isn't it! Loved your site also! Thank you for visiting me as well :)

 

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