I was on vacation last week, and tried an Apple Cider Slushy for the first time. It. Was. Delicious! And slightly more adult than the classic neon coloured slushies that one finds at the corner store. But there’s a time and a place for everything, including the classic Orange Crush Slushy, so that’s what I’m going to show you how to make this week!
Making a slushy is almost embarrassingly easy. You basically just need a very watery drink, and an ice-cream maker. I use my Kitchen-Aid Mixer with an Ice Cream attachment, and I love it as I can easily make delicious ice creams like Gluten-Free Chunks O’ Brownie Ice Cream, or even healthier desserts like my Strawberry Fro-Yo. But I think any electric ice cream maker would work, paired with a delicious watery drink.
ORANGE CRUSH SLUSHY
This childhood-inspired summertime treat is just the thing on a hot and steamy day. And even better, it takes about two minutes to make!
- 1 can Orange Crush pop
Pour 1 can of pop into the ice cream maker, and run it for 2-5 minutes (depending on how frozen you like your slushy).
Pour into a chilled glass, and...enjoy!
I mention this in the post, but you can easily substitute the Orange Crush for another flavour of pop, or even another water-based drink. The possibilities are as wide as your imagination!
The possibilities for different flavours of slushies are endless! Do you like the Grape or Watermelon-flavoured slushies from your childhood? Buy a package of Kool-Aid in the flavour you like, add in the appropriate amount of sugar and water as directed on the package, and toss it in the ice cream maker!
If you’re watching your weight, you could even try a strongly-flavoured version of Crystal Light. Yes, it’s not the healthiest of summertime treats, but…everything in moderation, right? Sometimes when it’s hot and humid outside, you just want a freezing cold slushy.
If you make this slushy, tell me what flavour you used! Cola? Orange Crush? Kool-Aid? Crystal Light? Share your version with us!
Next Post: Either Shake-and-Bake Tofu (seriously!) or Syrian Vegetable Salad. I’m craving both, and they’re both heathy, so why not? Any votes for which one I should post next?
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This is a very good idea. I have an ice cream maker and it often sits idle in the cabinet. I like to make smoothies for breakfast and put the rest in the refrigerator for later. Now I am wondering if I could pour the leftover smoothie in the ice cream maker for an evening treat. I need to rethink using it for more than making the occasional bowl of ice cream.
My husband sometimes drinks cokes (we are southern middle Tennessee and all soda pops are called “coke”) so I might try surprising him with a slushie after he finishes a hot chore outside.
I love smoothies too! I totally think the leftover smoothie would turn into a sort of soft-serve fro-yo type of dessert! You should try it and let me know how it goes!
How interesting that all pops are called “cokes” in the south! I guess it’s like some people calling soda pop, “pop” and some calling it “soda”.
I gave it a try yesterday. I took the leftover morning smoothie (which we liked) and made “ice cream” later in the evening. We enjoyed the smoothie but then the same thing did not taste sweet enough as a dessert. I think it was mental. Ice cream is supposed to be “very” sweet. We added a little more stevia and then it was good.
Sounds fabulous! Do you grow your own stevia?
Stevia can only survive in zone 9 and I am zone 6b/7a, lower middle Tennessee. Years ago I planted 4 plants between big rocks in my flower bed. The next year I was shocked when they sprouted up from the roots! There was nothing I had done during the winter to protect it. It continued to return for about 6 years and then this spring, none returned. My guess is that this past winter was too cold and wet. As to why it returned year after year when it should not have survived, I think the huge rocks protected the roots and kept them warm during the winter.
Fresh stevia tastes different than the packets bought in stores. It has a “green” flavor, maybe like adding spinach to your coffee. Also, each stevia plant has a different flavor. When I purchased my plants, I tasted a leaf on each one before I bought them. Some were bitter, some weren’t.
I love hearing about your garden, it’s so interesting! Thanks for sharing!