Strawberry Slushy

I ran across this recipe for a strawberry slushy drink. Since I love strawberries, I thought I would give it a try. It’s pretty good but I still like my aunt Linda’s Brandy Slush the best. This recipe made about two large square Gladware containers. The recipe came from General Mills website –

Strawberry Margarita Slush
16 oz. strawberries (I used fresh but recipe called for frozen)
1 (12 oz.) can of limeade
1/3 c. sugar
1 and 1/2 c. water
4 c. Squirt (or another sour soda)
1 and 1/2 c. Tequila

Blend limeade, strawberries, and sugar together. Slowly add 1/2 c to 1 c. water. Pour into a nonmetal freezer container. Stir in remaining water, alcohol, and 1 & 1/2 c. Squirt. Freeze 4 to 5 hours or until icy, stirring twice after 2 hours. Spoon into glasses and top with a 1/4 c. carbonated beverage. Makes 10 – one cup servings.

 Nutritional facts per serving: 250 calories, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 10 mg. sodium, 43 g. carbs, 1 g. fiber, 40 g. sugar, 0 g. protein. Contains 30% daily value of Vitamin C.

Cool Summer Drinks

Is this summer heat ever going to break? You know it is bad when 95 feels cool. My sister and nephew came down the end of June. I thought it would be fun to go see Shakespeare in the Park. Unfortunately, the heat was so unbearable ended up going Cosmic Mini-golfing at the Great Mall of the Great Plains instead.

Today, I thought I would share a classic recipe from my dad’s sisters. I always thought this recipe was my aunt Joyce’s but just found out it is actually my aunt Linda’s recipe. The first time I ever remember it being made was for Christmas Eve at my Grandma Bourek’s house is Pilger. I remember the slushy looking yummy but I couldn’t have it because it had alcohol in it. Several years later, I would finally be old enough to enjoy this drink at family gatherings.

For my Wildtree/Purse Party/Jewelry Party fundraiser, I decided to make this beverage for all our guests. It was at that time I learned how easy it is to make. It makes a lot so make sure you have a ice cream bucket or a That-A-Bowl to freeze it in.

My Bourek side cousins and I at Jodi’s high school graduation in 2010.

Brandy Slush by Linda Vogel

1 can of frozen orange juice
1 can of frozen lemonade
9 cans of water
1 c. of sugar
2 c. of alcohol (My aunt said you can use any kind)
A 2-liter bottle of sour pop (7-up, Squirt, etc.)

Mix all ingredients together (except pop) in a ice cream bucket and stir. Freeze for at least 24 hours. Pull out freezer about 30-60 minutes before serving. Use an ice cream scoop to pull out. Add just a splash of pop to each glass and serve. Makes about 20 Solo cup sized drinks.

Recipe modifications:

  • My aunt said you have to use sugar or it doesn’t turn out right.
  • My aunt usually uses vodka. I made it with peach schnapps and I thought it was also good.
  • Remember alcohol doesn’t freeze so you have to have it in this recipe or everything will freeze and could explode all over your freezer.