Slushie drinks are a summer rite of passage. Find them anywhere from fairs and carnivals to convenience stores. When it’s just too hot to go anywhere and you want to cool down at home, make your own slushies. Most commercial slushies are made from shaved ice and sugar water, but at home you can add fresh fruit and pure juice for a good-for-you refreshing drink. We’ve found 10 homemade slushie recipes you have to try this summer, so get cool on a blazing hot day with any of these incredible homemade slushies!
1. Watermelon Slushie
Everyone loves watermelon, and you’ll be making this refreshing, delicious slushie all summer long. Not only does it taste great, it’s so easy to make! Follow the recipe how-to on SAY YES.
2. Raspberry Lemonade Slushie
This raspberry lemonade slushie will hit the spot on a scorching summer day. Raspberry sorbet adds a creamy sweetness to this slushie, making it the ultimate cool-down treat. Learn how to make this yummy smoothie at SMART SCHOOL HOUSE.
3. Fresh Peach Slushie
Get the divine taste of summer from a slushie made with fresh peaches. Keep it on the skinny side with diet soda or sparkling water and lowfat Greek yogurt. Find this skinny recipe at LOVELY LITTLE KITCHEN.
4. Honey Orange Creamscicle Slushie
If you love creamsicles, this honey orange creamsicle slushie is for you. You’ll get incredible creamsicle flavor in a drink that’s light, tasty, and refreshing. Head to PICKY PALATE for the recipe.
5. Watermelon Peach Slushie
Get in your hammock and sip on a watermelon peach slushie. It tastes every bit like summer, and you’ll get a refreshing cool down with each sip. Learn how to make this lovely slushie at BROWN EYED BAKER.
6. Pineapple Coconut Slushie
This tropical pineapple coconut slushie is like a taste of paradise. The coconut cream gives it a smooth finish, and frozen pineapple gives it a sweet punch of flavor. Get instructions for making this incredible slushie at EAT GOOD 4 LIFE.
7. Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
This strawberry lemonade slushie works just as well as a front porch drink as it does for a barbecue or baby shower. Whatever the occasion, it cools you down quickly and tastes amazing. Find the recipe at THE IDEA ROOM.
8. Mango Orange Slushie
A mangonada, or mango orange slushie, is a Mexican treat that’s served both on the street and in cafes. Ground ancho chili gives this drink subtle, earthy spice and a unique and welcome taste on a hot summer day. Get this south-of-the-border recipe at THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TORTILLA.
9. Blue Raspberry Lemonade Slushie
This fun slushie will be the hit of your party! Any drink with Jello in gets a thumbs up from the kids, and this blue raspberry lemonade slushie is as yummy as it is refreshing. Find the recipe at THIS SILLY GIRL’S LIFE.
10. Cucumber Mint Slushie
It doesn’t get more refreshing than a cucumber mint slushie with a hint of lime. Hydrating cucumber, zesty lime, and sweet mint come together in slushie form for a drink that’s guaranteed to beat the heat. Find instructions at A HOUSE IN THE HILLS.