How to Make a Slushie with a Blender: Who doesn’t love a chilled glass of slushie? It is one of the best beverages to have on a hot summer day. For those of you who don’t know a slushie or also commonly known as slush is a frozen drink made out of ice, and flavored fruit or soda.
A bit heavy on the throat and would have you doing gargles for the next few days but a slushie is the ultimate drink to cool yourself on a sunny day.
Want to have a slushie every day without going to the market? Well, no issue at all! You can very easily make a slushie at home using a blender.
If you would like to learn more about the whole procedure then this article is for you.
- 1 How to Prepare a Slushie Using a Blender
- 1.1 Making Flavored Fruits Slushie in a Blender
- 1.2 Making Soda Slushie in a Blender
How to Prepare a Slushie Using a Blender
You have come to the right place to learn how to make the most delicious glass of slushie right at home. Stock up some ice in the refrigerator as you’ll need a lot of those to get the perfect blend of flavors.
Brace yourselves and get ready to become cool (we mean this literally).
Making Flavored Fruits Slushie in a Blender
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 cups of ice
- 1/3 cup flavored fruit
Step 1: Chill the Water
You would need cold water thus either use refrigerated water or simply measure 2 glasses of water and keep it in the freezer for 30 minutes so it can become chilled.
Step 2: Use Frozen Fruit Flavor
Again you can measure out the fruit flavor in a cup and keep it in the freezer for 1 hour or till it freezes. You can use any fruit flavor you wish as there are no limitations. In fact, we suggest that you play with the flavors. Mix blueberry or strawberry, go with orange or peach; the options are limitless!
Step 3: Put Everything in the Blender
Add all the ingredients together into the blender. We recommend blending at high speed as you’re working with ice and it needs to break down. Blend for a good 2 minutes.
Step 4: Keep an Eye Out for the Texture
Use a spoon to check the texture of the drink. Make sure there aren’t any small pieces of ice cubes left but be extra careful not to over blend it and make it runny. The texture should be very smooth.
Step 5: Time to Serve the Slushie
After all the ingredients are fully blended we recommend that you drink it instantly. We also suggest drinking the slushie with a straw!
Now that was making a slushie using flavored fruits but if that’s not the taste you prefer in your slush then you can always make a slushie using soda. Here is how!
Making Soda Slushie in a Blender
Preparation time: 3-4 minutes
- 1 bottle of soda
- 4 cups of ice
- Salt as required
Step 1: Use a Chilled Bottle of Soda
A slushie is a frozen beverage thus it would lose its taste if the ingredients are not kept cool. That’s why keep the bottle of soda in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours.
Step 2: Put All the Ingredients in the Blender
Pour the soda into the blender and add the ice. We suggest that you omit the sugar as the soda would already be sweet. Instead, to give the slushie that extra kick; add some salt according to your taste.
Step 3: Blend for 2 Minutes
Keep the blender on at high speed and you’ll notice foam in the blender which would be built because of the gas in the soda. If you feel that the texture is a bit watery then you can always add in more ice.
Step 4: Serve Chilled
Drink the ice slushie instantly after it is made! While serving garnish with some salt.
Beat the Heat with a Slushie
Have a blender at home? Then put it to good use and prepare the slushie. No need to go running after a slush machine. Surprise everyone by making slushies on all hot summer days.