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3-Minute Homemade Slushies

I found this recipe a few years ago on the Hillbilly Housewife site. It’s super cheap, lightning fast, and at the very least, no more unhealthy than the slushies one can buy.

A lemonade slushie in a glass, topped with a lemon slice.

And they’re dirt cheap.

To make a slushie, simply combine cold water, ice cubes, sugar, and a Kool-Aid packet and blend until the ice is finely chopped the the texture is slushy.

It seriously takes less than 3 minutes.

Homemade lemon ice in a glass.

Plus, these slushies, unlike commercial frozen treats, have no disposable packaging. Serve the slushies up in glasses or cups, and just wash them up when you’re done.

You can use any flavor Kool-Aid you like, but we think the lemonade variety is the most delicious.

Homemade Slushies

2 cups ice water

4 cups ice cubes

2/3 cup sugar

1 packet Kool-Aid mix

Combine all ingredients in a blender jar. Blend on high speed until mixture is slushy. Serve immediately.

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Friday 26th of July 2013

Why on earth would you use a package of Kool-Aid, when you can use fresh lemons?


Friday 26th of July 2013

how much does it make?


Sunday 15th of July 2012

This is a great idea! I am going to try this tomorrow, and instead use an ice tea mix. Thanks for the post!


Friday 26th of July 2013

good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday 13th of July 2012

I used to make my own version of these as a kid, but a little more on the healthy side. My mom's juice jug wasn't big enough to fit a fully diluted can of juice concentrate, so she would make it double the recommended strength and we'd pour half juice/half water into our cups. When things heated up, I'd blend up ice and a little water and pour in some of the concentrate - delish!


Friday 13th of July 2012

Just did this for my kids they loved it.

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