One hot summer day, I scrounged around the house for a treat for the kids. As I started looking around to see what I had to give them, all I found was a bunch of ice pops up in the freezer.
This turned out to be one of the quickest, summer treats I could come up with. I decided I would try and see if I could turn the icee push pops into slushies and it worked.
How to Make Slushy Ice With a Blender
All you need is a blender, a little bit of water or juice, and icee pops. I picked ones that were all the same color to blend together, but you could mix to see what flavors you come up with.
Here is what I did to turn my ice pops into a slushy.
1. Put Ice Pops in a Blender
I pulled out ice pops and tried to stick with the same colors to make a slushy. To loosen the ice pop from the inside of the wrapper, I ran it under warm water for a few seconds.
Then I squeezed them out into the blender. Immediately, I cut the blender on, and it wouldn’t blend these ice pops at all. So, I added about 1/2 a cup of cold water to get it started. It is important to add cold water and not warm water, or it will make the slushy become runny.
2. Blend Until it All Pieces of the Ice Pops Have Been Crushed
Continue to blend until all pieces of the ice pop have been turned into a slushy consistency. It may require a little bit more water, but add no more than a tablespoon at a time, or you will make it too runny. You might also need to stop the blender and push the ice pops down toward the blade a couple of times.
This project was very simple and only took me about 10 minutes to make the drinks for my three boys. I don’t think it will take even that long the next time I try it since I have the process figured out now.
Have a Slushy Date Night
If you are looking for a fun summer date night idea, why not have a slushy date night? It would be simple and fun to blend together with your favorite flavor and enjoy the treat with your spouse.
When I was growing up, it was a great treat to go get a Slurpee from 7/11. For years, we didn’t live near one, so this recipe has been a great substitute. I love blending them up and sitting on the swing with Austin while we chat.
Date night doesn’t have to be complicated. You can do something as simple as sitting down with a drink and conversation starters. Or, consider going on a walk while you sip.
I was really happy with the consistency that this method produced. It was much better than using ice and adding a syrup in my opinion. Good luck to all those who try this out.
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