It has been YEARS since I had a slushie.
Well, I guess only days, considering I had this one. And only a year or two, since I made mint julep slushies back in 2012. But I mean a legit slushie. Like a movie theater slushie or dare I say it: gas station slushie? Eeeek.
When I was a kid, the best slushies were at the concession stand of our local baseball fields. My brothers both played, so I spent what felt like hours at the fields but what was probably only an hour or so every few days. My slushie drug of choice?
Watermelon all the way. Or strawberry. But I almost always went for watermelon. And if I knew someone working at the stand, or heck, if we were working the stand (hello massive sugar rush), I’d mix a bunch of flavors because I could never decide.
One flavor I never got into even though everyone obsessed over it: blue raspberry. Also, grape. All things grape. I will forever be the person to eat all of the cherry, orange and lime popsicles, skittles and jelly beans, leaving all the grape ones behind.
These days, my slushie mixtures include a booze of choice apparently. I didn’t get into gin until a few years ago (I was firm in the camp of “this tastes like pine needles”), but now I find it refreshing and sort of even… like it. It’s wonderful mixed with fruit! Does this mean I’m old now?
Here is the ORIGINAL RECIPE. I modified it by:
-Using strawberry sorbet
-Pureeing the strawberries with a few teaspoons of water, and using that instead of the grapefruit juice
-Left out the vanilla ice cream
-Adding 4 to 5 cups of ice to the blender