Whether you call them slushies or Slurpees, these cool icy drinks are the perfect fun summer recipe for your kids. You are going to be surprised at how easy it is to make slushies at home. Just change the fruit to change the flavor of your homemade Slurpees, add a straw and you are all set!

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Let’s make these yummy and easy summer Slurpees!

Easy homemade Slushies & slurpees

Make a more healthy natural option for the Slurpee at home! Choose from Banana, Kool-Aid, Ice cream floats, Almond Vanilla, and Strawberry!

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Yummy bananas!

1. Banana Slurpee Recipe

This is my husband’s favorite! Never had any leftover any time I have made it! Can be made ahead of time and then left out for a few hours to then mash into Slurpee.

Ingredients Needed To Make Banana Slushy

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1/4 c water
  • 3 Tbls – 1/4c agave nectar – depends on your sweetness needs and ripeness of fruit

How To Make Banana Slurpee

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth like a slurpee. 
  2. Top with cacao powder, nutmeg powder & cacao nibs or NOTHING. My kids like it with nothing, of course. 
Kool-Aid Slurpee Recipe – An easy summer treat to make for the kids!

2. Kool-Aid SluShie Recipe

Did you know you can make Slurpees with Kool-Aid too? You can make it into any flavor you like as long as Kool-Aid makes up that flavor.

Ingredients Needed To Make Kool Aid Slurpee:

  • 1 packet of Kool-Aid, any flavor
  • 2 c. Club Soda
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 2½ c. crushed ice

How To Make Kool Aid Slushie

  1. Put the Kool-Aid powder, sugar, and 1 c. Club Soda in a blender. Process till smooth and dissolved.
  2. Add the ice and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining cup of Club Soda and blend. It should be slushy, but put it in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes to thicken up.
We love making our own Slurpees during the summer. Such a great way to cool off!

3. Slurpee Ice Cream Floats

Pull out the blender and whip up some slushies, then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Bonus! These will fast become your new favorite treat for cooling off.

Ingredients Needed To Make Slurpee Ice Cream Floats:

  • .13 ounce package of unsweetened powdered drink mix any flavor
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar can add up to an additional 1/4 cup to taste
  • 4 cups ice
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

How To Make Slurpee Ice Cream Floats:

  1. In a blender, combine drink powder, water, sugar, and ice. Blend.
  2. Pour into two large glasses or four small glasses and add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.
In less than 5 minutes, you could be enjoying a glass yourself!

4. Almond Vanilla Slurpee Recipe

This almond vanilla Slurpee is my solution for evenings when I want a cold and creamy treat, without consuming something that’s too dense or difficult on my digestive system. It’s light and sweet, and tastes similar to vanilla ice cream while remaining dairy-free!

Ingredients To Make Almond Vanilla Slushie

  • 1/4c almonds and/or brazil nuts
  • 5 Tbls agave nectar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 8 cubes of ice

How To Make Almond Vanilla Slurpee

  1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT ICE in a blender until smooth.
  2. Strain out the nuts using a nut milk bag or a fine-mesh strainer saving the milk in a bowl.
  3. Then use the milk portion, NOT THE NUT PULP, and combine again in a blender with ice.
  4. Add more agave if need be. 
Love that strawberry on top!

5. Strawberry Lemonade Slurpee

These are PERFECT for those super hot, steamy days when you just need to cool off. What a fun after-school treat, too!

Ingredients Needed To Make Strawberry Lemonade Slurpee:

  • 1 packet Lemonade Kool-Aid
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups seltzer or club soda
  • 5 large strawberries stems removed
  • 2 1/2 cups ice

How To Make Strawberry Lemonade Slurpee:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Pulse until ice is finely crushed.
  3. Serve immediately – don’t forget the straw!

More refreshing Drinks recipes to enjoy This Summer!

So which of these delicious Slurpee recipes does your family plan on trying first? Let us know how it goes!

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    1. Each one has a link to the slurpee recipe you are looking for. So if you want the Kool-Aid Slurpee, just click on the recipe link from Mandy’s Recipe Box. THANKS!