Nothing beats a fruity, frozen smoothie or slushie on a warm summer afternoon or evening. Using a blender to make homemade slushies is a creative and festive way to quench your thirst. Read this guide to learn how to make a slushie with a blender and some tips to make these refreshing drinks uniquely your own.
First, choose the ingredients you are going to use. Frozen fruit may work better than fresh fruit to make your slushies less watery.
STEP 2: ADD INGREDIENTS TO BLENDER
The next step is to add everything to your blender. Begin with liquid ingredients first, then frozen fruit, followed by sweeteners, and finally, ice cubes.
STEP 3: BLEND
Blend the ingredients for 20 to 30 seconds or until they become smooth and frosty.
Select KitchenAid® blenders have preset recipe settings like Smoothie and Icy Drink to help you take the guesswork out of blending.
STEP 4: SERVE & ENJOY
Salt or sugar the rims of your glasses, if desired. Pour the slushies into the glasses, using a wooden spoon to help you empty the blender, and enjoy. Keep in mind that slushies are best enjoyed immediately.
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HOW DO YOU MAKE ALCOHOLIC SLUSHIES?
You can make frozen cocktails with your blender, like Spiked Strawberry Slushies and Mango Margaritas. Using high-quality liquor and the right ratio of liquid and sweetener–typically two parts sweetener to eight parts liquid–can help make your alcoholic slushies the perfect combination of delicious and refreshing. You can add your favorite complementary alcohol to many fruity slushie recipes.
HOW DO YOU MAKE WINE SLUSHIES?
You can make wine slushies with your blender, fresh or frozen fruit and a complementary wine. Some wine slushie recipes call for creating wine ice cubes first, while others just involve adding the wine to your blender with your other ingredients, like frozen fruit.
Easily make a soda slushie by freezing your favorite soda or using it as an ingredient in your blended slushie recipe. Some recipes may call for freezing the soda in an ice cube tray and then blending.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A FRUIT SLUSHIE?
Using your blender to create delicious fruit slushies is simple. Add your liquid ingredients first, followed by your frozen ingredients. Using frozen fruit may give your slushies the perfect texture, but fresh fruit can add extra flavor and liquid if needed. Blend your ingredients to your desired consistency and enjoy.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A WATERMELON SLUSHIE?
Watermelon slushies are a refreshing addition to your summer spread. Start by pureéing watermelon in a blender until it’s smooth. Pour the watermelon into a shallow container and freeze it overnight. The next day, allow the watermelon to thaw slightly and then rake it with a fork to help create a slushie texture or blend the pureé.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A STRAWBERRY SLUSHIE?
Combine a few squeezes of lemon juice, 2-3 cups of hulled and halved strawberries, a tablespoon or two of agave or a sweetener of your choice and ice in a blender. Begin with one cup of ice and add more as needed. Blend until the strawberry slushies reach your desired consistency and enjoy.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SLUSHIES WITH JUICE?
You can blend your favorite juice with ice to create juice slushies. Try this idea with lemonade or fruit juice, and add agave or honey to sweeten, if desired. You can also try making juice slushies with water and juice or lemonade concentrate.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A SLUSHIE WITHOUT A BLENDER?
Even without a blender, you can still create delicious slushies. Try pouring your slushie mixture into a shallow baking dish and raking it with a fork once semi-frozen to achieve a slushie texture. Alternatively, you can freeze your mixture in ice cube trays, then put the ice cubes into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
Whether you are making spiked slushies for a crowd or Tropical Fruit Slushies for your family to enjoy, the perfect slushie has the right consistency and the right flavor. Follow these tips to help you make delicious slushies no matter the occasion.
Use a blender that is strong enough to power through your frozen ingredients and help you create the texture you are looking for.
Avoid overfilling the blender. When the blender is too full it can be challenging to fully mix the ingredients and blend them consistently.
Start by blending slowly and gradually increase the speed. This will help you avoid over-blending.
Add your liquid ingredients first, followed by your soft ingredients like powders and sweeteners and finish with your frozen ingredients and ice.
Serve your slushies immediately after mixing.
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Whether you’re mixing up homemade soups, sauces, smoothies or slushies, a KitchenAid® blender can help you create unique recipes with ease. Select models can crush ice in less than 10 seconds1 and include settings like Smoothie and Icy Drink to help you get the perfect blend every time.
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