If there is one drink that is my kryptonite, it’s the slushie. It’s the perfect drink for a hot summer’s day. I’m unapologetic about my support for this tasty icy invention.
This homemade strawberry limeade slushie is similar to what you’d get at your local Sonic. It’s sweet, tangy, drinkable, but you can also eat it with a spoon. That is by definition, the perfect slushie to me. This drink is super refreshing and full of flavor. It comes together very quickly and with very few ingredients. Skip the drive-thru and give this recipe a try instead.
Note: When measuring the sugar and water, make sure to use the same cup measure. Typically we use the liquid cup measure for liquids and the weight cup measures for things like sugar, however, we want exactly the same ratio, so for this recipe, use the same weight cup measure for measuring both the sugar and the water.
Place the sugar, water and lime zest in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. The sugar should be fully dissolved. After ten minutes, take the saucepan off the heat and allow the simple syrup to cool for about fifteen minutes.
Juice the limes until you get 1/2 cup.
Pour the lime juice, simple syrup, salt, and frozen strawberries into the blender and use the ice crush setting on your blender to blend until you reach a slush consistency.
Pour the slushie out, garnish and enjoy!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 5 medium limes, zest and juice (1/2 cup juice exactly)
- 20 frozen strawberries
- small pinch of salt
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water and lime zest. Place the pan over medium-low heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sugar should be dissolved.
Take the pan off heat after 10 minutes and allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes.
Pour the lime juice, simple syrup, salt and frozen strawberries in the blender and blend with the crush or ice crush setting. Blend until combined and slush consistency is reached.
Pour, garnish and enjoy!
This is a slushie that is sweet and tangy. If you prefer less sweetness, you can add only 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar, however, you may need to add more frozen strawberries or add some more lime juice or even water to make up for the difference. Halving the sugar and water amounts will have an impact on the texture/consistency. So, you'll have to experiment and adjust.