I don’t know if it is the fact that I never grew up or that the summers are so hot here in Arizona, but I absolutely love frozen drinks. I used to make them for the kids when they were younger, just to help them stay cool during the extreme heat. It was also a good way to get another serving of fruit into their diet at the same time. Whatever the reason, slushy drinks are just plain fun to drink, and they really do cool you off!
This frozen drink is more on the tart side due to the lemonade, but you can adjust the tartness by adding more sugar if you like it sweeter. I also like the addition of the banana and orange extracts as it adds a whole other level of flavor. It is such an easy recipe. You just throw everything into a blender and mix away. It makes quite a bit, so would be good to serve as a special drink for company. The straws add to the fun as well. For a while it was hard to find them locally, but I was so happy to find them at Target this week in the kids’ party section.
It was 110 degrees here today, so was the perfect day to make these. I have a feeling I will be making them a lot this summer in order to stay cool. If you need something to cool you off, try a strawberry lemonade slushy. Your inner child (and your friends and family) will thank you!
Strawberry Lemonade Slushy
- 1 quart strawberries, washed and green stems removed
- 1 (6 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate
- 2 tsp. banana extract
- 1/2 tsp. orange extract
- 4 c ice cubes
- 1/4 to 1/2 c sugar
- Place strawberries, lemonade concentrate, both extracts, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Recipe from a McCormick/Schilling recipe card given out at the grocery store.
HI Shari, wow! seems like it is a little warmer than usual for this time of year, these slushy drinks look amazing!
Thanks, Cheri! I agree – it seems a little early for 110 degrees. But it is still so dry that nights and mornings are gorgeous. I was even able to run last night. How is Oregon? What is it like there right now?
Hi Shari. What great timing. I’m planning my menu for a dinner party for four on Friday. This will be a great drink to serve with appetizers. Will probably add a little splash of rum.. or maybe a little more… 😀
Hi Karen, I think this drink would go great with appetizers and also rum!:) You might want to cut back on the ice until you see what your blender will hold. Mine was completely full. I hope you and your company enjoy it!
I am sure they will. Thanks for the great idea.
Hi Lori, That’s what I said when I tasted it!:) I appreciate you stopping by. Hope your summer is going good so far!
perfect for summer!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Jenn! It is a great summer drink. It’s amazing how much an icy drink can cool you off. I appreciate you dropping in and leaving a comment!
If I can’t get my hands on a can of frozen lemonade over here in France, what substitution do I need to make?
Thanks! These look super fun!
Hi Chloe, I’m sorry you can’t get the frozen lemonade concentrate there. It is a concentrated mixture of lemon juice and sugar so if I were you I would start with a small amount of lemon juice and sugar, and keep adding until it is the right amount of tartness and sweetness for you. You may even need some water to get the right consistency. I would think this will work, it’s just a matter of getting the right amounts of each by experimenting. I hope this helps. If you try it, let me know. I think it would be great to make it with fresh lemon juice.
Refreshing idea Shari, thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Dan! I’m so happy to pass the recipe along. I appreciate you stopping by!
I’m always on the lookout for new frozen drinks. This looks fantastic! 🙂
I appreciate your kind comment, Jeannette! Frozen drinks are a lot of fun, aren’t they?! I hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks so much for stopping by!
What a refreshing looking drink, Shari! I may have to add a splash of vodka. 😉 Thanks for the shopping tip on the straws…they’re perfect!
Thank you very much, Nancy! It was refreshing and the tartness of the lemonade gave it a little kick. Vodka would, too!:) I hope you are having a good summer so far!
Thank you, Simi! It was very refreshing. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. I hope you are enjoying your summer!
Looks amazing and exactly what we need during the summer!
Thank you, Mila! It is perfect for those hot summer temperatures. How hot does it get where you live? I really appreciate you dropping by!
I LOVE it!!!!!
Thanks, Kloe! It was a lot of fun to make and very easy, too. Great way to sneak some fruit and vitamin C into your day as well. I appreciate your comment!
Funny! I just posted strawberry lemonade today and remembered you had posted it recently too! We must think alike. 🙂 ♥
I agree, we must think alike!:) I’m amazed at how often that happens to me with other bloggers. It is fun to see everyone’s unique take on a similar subject. I will check out your post!
I remember when I lived in Phoenix, we loved sitting by the pool with slushy drinks (both virgin and alcohol-based). This is just a perfect way to cool off now that it is getting warmer . . . and yes, I saw the temps on the national weather report for Phoenix! Time to stay cool as can be! Pinning, saving, printing and MAKING! Thanks Shari! And thanks for following me on Instagram during my trip to Italy! You make me smile!
Thank you so much, Roz! That is how I grew up, too. I have great memories of sitting by the pool with friends. We don’t have a pool now, but still enjoy slushy drinks to keep cool. It is still pretty dry here so the weather doesn’t feel too terrible yet. I really enjoyed following you on your trip to Italy. You posted such beautiful pictures. I felt like I got to visit Italy vicariously through you!:) I am glad you are home safe and sound. I appreciate the pin so much, and hope you enjoy the drink if you try it!
This looks like the absolute best thing on a hot day – and nutritious, too! My problem is I always drink things like this too fast and end up with brain freeze. I have to learn to pace myself.
Yes, I’m thinking it is a fun way to get your Vitamin C! I do the same thing regarding drinking things too fast. My family is always making fun of me for that. I don’t usually get brain freeze though. I get lung freeze. We will have to pace ourselves with this one!:)
Hi there! We just met you and your hubs in Phoenix and I just wanted to check out your blog… WOW!!!!! You made some delicious stuff that I will defiantly have to make sometime 🙂 thanks for hanging out with us by the pool, we really enjoyed taking with you guys ❤
Hi Heidi, What a nice surprise to see you here. We really enjoyed visiting with you and your husband as well. I hope you had a great time at the concert. I looked at your website also, and your cupcakes had me drooling! It sounds like we have a lot in common as far as loving to bake and cook. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I wish you all the best with your bakery!
The pictures are awesome, the presentation is flawless and the lemonade leaves makes me feel thirsty even though I wasn’t. I want to taste it…please!
Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Liz! That means a lot to me. I am wanting some right now as it is 9:30 A.M. and already 100 degrees out. I actually still love summer, though. It is my favorite season. I just don’t like to be cold. Good thing I live here!:)