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In the heat of summer, there is nothing more refreshing than a Slushie. Slushies are frosty cups of goodness made with blended summer berries, ice, and a squeeze of citrus. Healthy and delcious!

This Shushie Recipe is so fast and easy!  In just five minutes, you’ll have the most refreshing, frosty glass of goodness- a healthier alternative to ice cream, perfect for the hot summer months!

A slushie, in essence, is a blended ice drink typically made with fruit, or fruit-flavored syrup. We use whole fruit here for a healthier approach!

Why You’ll Love Slushies!

  • They are a healthy alternative to ice cream. Made with fruit and ice they are healthier, less sweet, lower in calories, and satisfy a sweet tooth.
  • They highlight summer berries and fruit!
  • They are refreshing and energizing -a totally satisfying dessert, perfect for hot summer evenings!

Ingredients in a slushie:

  • Fresh summer berries– strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or a mix
  • Sweetener of choice: maple syrup , monk fruit, honey
  • Optional: a squeeze of orange or lemon, and a few drops of vanilla!
  • Ice

How to make the BEST slushie

  1. Place berries in a blender and squeeze of citrus and a little honey or  maple syrup.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add a splash of water if need be, to get the blender going.
  3. Add ice, a little at a time, until thick and super frosty!
  4. Taste, and adjust sweetness to your liking. Berries often have different levels of sweetness, some are quite tart. So always adjust to taste!

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slushie recipe

Slushie Recipe

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: vegan desserts
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


How to make a homemade slushie with fresh berries. Vegan, gluten-free and can be made in 5 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 3 cups strawberries, quartered (about 10-12 medium strawberries) or sub other fresh berries
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup, more to taste
  • a squeeze of lime, orange or lemon (1 tablespoon)
  • optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/22 cups ice (more to create desired consistency)
  • Other additions- huckleberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, mango, etc.


  1. Place strawberries, maple and a squeeze of citrus in a blender. Blend until smooth. If need be, add a splash of water to the bender to get it going.
  2. Taste, adding more maple or citrus to taste if you like. You want a nice balance between sweet and tart. The sweeter and riper the strawberries are the less maple or honey you will need.f
  3. Add the ice cubes a little at a time, blending until fully incorporated, adding more ice to the blender  (if you like) to get it really thick and icy. If you’ve got a good blender, let it go just a bit it longer, it will take on a slightly creamy look.  It should be thick enough to mound on a spoon, and not be runny.
  4. Spoon into one large glass or two smaller glasses. Serve with a spoon. 🙂


Feel free to add other berries to the mix- blueberries, huckleberries, blackberries, etc.

If you’d like a bit of creaminess, add a few spoonfuls of yogurt- super tasty. 🙂


  • Serving Size: (with 2 teaspoons honey)
  • Calories: 68
  • Sugar: 12.9 g
  • Sodium: 1.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.9 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. I am truly b lesssed by your amazing recipes! I love your vegetarian dishes ; they are scrumptious and delicious and also your deserts etc. Keep up the good works. All of your dishes are awesome even though I don’t eat meat.

    1. Yes you can- but you would not need ice. Maybe a little water to get the blender going?

  2. We’ve been making the best slushies with this recipe every night using different fruit. Excellent.

  3. I had to add water to the strawberry slushy because you need a liquid when using the blender. I wasn’t sweet and made way to much for a person.

    1. It sounds like your strawberries may not have been very ripe? If you blend the strawberries first, then add ice, you shouldn’t need to add liquid- unless the strawberries are unripe. Sweetness is added to taste. Again, if strawberries are not ripe, then they are probably not sweet. 🙂

  4. Hi, I just want to say, thank you for this great recipe!!. I’m always looking for something creative and simple to make and this is exactly what I needed. This is so refreshing and the honey alone make it sweet. I added grapes and this is amazing

    1. I don’t see why not Kaylene? You may need to let it defrost a bit, before eating, as it will get hard.

  5. Hi! Christy here 🙂 The slushy on the picture looks great.. I tried this recipe and i must say, it was not a win! It came out brown with chunks of cat in it. I am so heavily disappointed. Although, when my kids tried it , they got bowel problems and stage 5 diarrhoea! So happy about that 🙂 Also a side note , i cant find my cat anywhere. If you see her let me know! She is 5 feet tall and has chunks of fish in her fur (as fur treatment 🙂 )

    I would totally recommend, even though it tastes like my cat! 5 stars!!

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