Learn how to make a slushie in blender with sugar, ice cubes, and a Kool-Aid drink mix. Pick your favorite flavor and blend these up on a hot summer day.
Have you been looking for an affordable recipe for slushies at home? When we were struggling financially, we were always looking for the best bang for our buck, and this cheap dessert with a bowl of popcorn was always a crowd-pleaser.
Few recipes in my house have earned me more fame than this easy summer dessert. If you need a dairy-free dessert option is, this is the perfect alternative to an ice cream treat.
The best part is that I created this summer drink is made with an inexpensive drink mix powder.
If your family loves the Sonic slushes or 7-11 gas station Slurpees, I know they will love this inexpensive recipe just as much.
How to Make a Slushie In Blender
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this slushie recipe:
How to Make a Slushie With a Blender
Honestly, these are as easy as they sound! You will blend a packet with ice water, crushed or cubed ice, and sugar.
High-speed blenders offer a more robust motor and sharp blades that can handle even the toughest ingredients, giving you smoother and finer textures.
I’ve found it perfect for all sorts of tasks, like making smoothies and soups, and you know what’s really cool?
It crushes ice effortlessly, making it a total winner for whipping up slushies!
Over the years, I have had great success with this my Ninja Blenders. You can usually find these more affordably at places like Costco or Sam’s Club.
How Do I Make This Smoothie With Fruit Juice?
We recommend trying this watermelon ice smoothie recipe. It is reminiscent of those Slurpees & Icees, but an all-natural homemade slushie option instead.
Can I Make These With Sugar-Free KOOL-AID?
Unfortunately, we do not recommend this method. The consistency drastically changed. If you substitute with the sugar-free KOOL-AID, it will have more of a shaved ice consistency.
Can I Replace the Water With Club Soda?
Yes, you can substitute this ingredient with club soda, tonic water, or even Sprite.
To make a soda slushie, follow these instructions, but keep in mind that Sprite will add more sugar to your drink.
How Do I Make Wine Slushies?
I recommend blending this rosé and strawberry wine slushie recipe. These can be blended into wine pops or you can pour the wine slushies with fresh fruit into a plastic bag with the mixture and freeze until it reaches your desired consistence.
How Can I Keep My Smoothies Colder Longer?
Serve these up in a double insulated cup to help this frozen treat last longer.
What is the Best Slushie Machine?
If you have a blender, you do not need a Slushy machine for this recipe.
There are a variety of slushy machines and shaved ice makers for treats on Amazon, including individual slushy cups. Shop these slushy makers here.
Testing flavors is the best part. It can be a fun summer project to try new combinations.
I am always tweaking my recipes and have tried everything from sugar-free Kool-Aid packets to make slushies (they did not turn out for us) to reducing the sugar in our slushies to see if the kids notice a taste difference.
We decided to drop the sugar to a 1/2 cup in our batch (originally 2/3 cup) and we found that we didn’t notice a big taste difference, but I felt better about sharing this treat with my kids with the lower sugar content. The recipe below is our new lower-sugar verison.
I hope you love this recipe as much as our family! Let me know in the comments below and what your favorite flavors are!
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