Inside: A refreshing lemonade slushie recipe with tips on how to get the best slushie texture ever.
Staying at home means we don’t get to go to Sheetz at all. And Brendan is missing his occasional slurpie after school.
But being at home doesn’t mean we have to forego all the treats. We just have to figure out ways to make them ourselves.
Granted this slushie isn’t a Blue Raspberty/Coke Slurpee, but it’s really really good.
How to Make a Lemonade Slushie
What you need:
- Blender – preferably one with individual blender cups.
- Lemonade powder (we use Country Time Lemonade mix)
Lemonade Slushie recipe:
- Fill your blender cup 3/4 of the way up with ice.
- Then cover the ice with water plus 1 inch.
- Add lemonade powder and blend!
Tips for making your slushie:
You definitely need a fairly powerful blender.
I’m on my second Ninja. Not that they don’t last. They do. I used my first one for a looooong time and I was pretty hard on it. We love making icees. And then I let my husband near it and it broke. Hmmmm…..
So, I immediately went and bought another one. Why? Because it crushes ice like Godzilla on a rampage. Plus it’s not $500.
The best blender:
Use the Nutri Ninja Cups
We love to use the cups because we can customize each individual slushie. Everyone can make their own to their own taste!
Make sure to use the Ninja Blend or the Ninja Ultra Blend setting
The Ninja that I have has a special setting for smoothies. It runs, then stops, then runs again. It allows the liquid to settle so it can blend easily. You could just sit and pulse your blender, but this setting does it all for you.
Questions about making a homemade lemonade slushie:
Can I make it in bulk?
Sure. But most blenders have blades that are just at the bottom and won’t blend all the ice. Before I got my Ninja, I’d try to make smoothies and slushies and would end up with big chunks. That’s no good! The Ninja blending blade for the actual blender has a tower of blades that crush ice like crazy.
Can I use milk to make a lemon cream slush?
That sounds pretty amazing. I haven’t tired it, but now that I’m thinking about it, I might. You could even put some heavy cream in it. Hmmm… my mind is whirling.
If we do this, I’ll come back and update how it went!
Can I freeze my slush?
Eh. Not really. It will really solidify and be a huge block of ice. If you do freeze it, you can probably take it out and let it defrost and eat it will a spoon. Honestly, we haven’t tried it, so I can’t be sure , but past experience tells me that it will freeze into a big giant block of ice.
Can I make other flavors?
Of course! You can use any kind of powdered drink mix, or concentrated drink mix.
Or you could throw in some fresh or frozen strawberries to make a Strawberry Lemonade Slushie.
If you like apples, you can check out my apple slush recipe.
It’s delicious too!
I hope you enjoy making your own lemonade slushies. I think Brendan makes about 3 a day right now during this stay at home time!
P.S. What flavor would you make if not lemonade? Let me know down in the comments below!
- Lemonade powder
- Using a cup blender, fill 3/4 with ice. About 2 cups.
- Cover ice with water plus an inch.
- Add 2 TBS Lemonade powder. (you might need to test and experiment with how much lemonade powder you use)
- Blend until icy smooth.
We use the individual smoothie cups for our Ninja Blender. If you are using a regular blender, you can double the recipe easily.
All you do is fill with ice, cover with water and add as much lemonade powder as you prefer. We have found that one large serving is great with 2 TBS. You might prefer less or more. Play with it and figure it out!
The Ninja Blender is the only blender that I've ever had that blends ice to a very fine slushie like texture.