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.