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How to make a slushie! A healthy, delicious, 3-ingredient alternative to ice cream- made with fresh berries, natural sweetener, a squeeze of citrus and ice! Low in fat and calories, high in antioxidants. Make this in 5 minutes using your blender! So easy and refreshing.
This Shushie Recipe is so fast and easy! In just five minutes, you’ll have the most refreshing, nutrient-dense 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 I love Slushies!
They are a healthy alternative to ice cream. Because I admit, am a little addicted to ice cream and slushies are lighter, healthier, less sweet, lower in calories, and satisfy my sweet tooth.
I can’t tell you what a godsend they’ve become in this house! A healthy, refreshing, totally satisfying, dessert, low in sugar, calories and fat, perfect for hot summer evenings!
Ingredients in a slushie:
Made with just 3 ingredients and ice:
- fresh sweet berries- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries or a mix
- maple syrup or honey
- a squeeze of lime, orange or lemon
How to make A slushie
- Place berries in a blender and add a squeeze of citrus and a little honey or maple syrup.
- Blend until smooth. Add a splash of water if need be, just to get the blender going.
- Add ice, a little at a time, until thick and frosty!
- Taste, and adjust sweetness to your liking. Berries often have different levels of sweetness, some are quite tart. So always adjust to taste.
Tips: If you are vegan, swap out maple syrup for the honey.
I prefer the taste of honey paired with the strawberries and with allergy season upon us, any excuse to incorporate raw local honey into what I’m making is always a plus.
On the homefront: Last night after dinner, Brian and I went on a bike ride. It always feels good to move a little after we eat. Here, the sun waits till almost 9pm to set and in June, the air is drenched with the scent of linden flowers. Have you caught a whiff of them yet? Glorious!
Getting outside just before sunset is the best time to experience this delicious aroma and for me, it has become aromatherapy truly, for the scent is calming and soothing, reducing both stress and blood pressure, helping with digestion and they say, even insomnia. It is believed that animals are calmed and soothed by the sent as well, so be sure to take your dog with you when you go.
Peddling home, Brian kept talking about all the sweet treats he wanted for dessert. He was kind of torturing me because I was really trying to not think of them. Have I ever told you how much of a sweet tooth he has? It’s a good thing he’s naturally slim, because what he puts down some nights is baffling. I won’t go into the nitty-gritty, but he does love his sweets, especially ice-cream. The problem is when he eats ice cream, my spoon likes to travel over to his bowl. 😉 It has a will of its own.
So it’s become a bit of an issue for both of us. So anyway, as we were peddling our way up the last stretch of the hill, he kept going on and on about wanting something deliciously cold and sweet.
Well, thankfully, there were these strawberries in the fridge – and this is what became of them. Slushies! It totally cured his sweet tooth and boy were they sooooooo refreshing!
I hope you find some time to get outside and enjoy all the beauty and glorious scents before summer ends. Even a slow short walk after dinner can be incredibly fulfilling.
A time to feed the soul and quiet the mind.
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- 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!
- 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)
- 1 1/2 –2 cups ice (more to create desired consistency)
- Other additions- huckleberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
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. 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.
Add the ice cubes a little at a time, blending until 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.
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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Thanks for sharing, I made some and the family loved it.
We love this slushie!
Awesone, me too!
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.
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. 🙂
i hated the maple syrup, please beware!!
Honey is tasty here!
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
So happy you enjoyed this!
Can this be put into freezer for another day
I don’t see why not Kaylene? You may need to let it defrost a bit, before eating, as it will get hard.
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!!
I’m so confused!