Cool down in the summer heat with this Copy Cat Sonic LemonBerry Slush.
If you have been reading Tastefully Frugal for any time you know by now that I love making copy cat recipes. Whether it’s Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches or my favorite Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers, I love taking my favorite restaurant meals and treats and turning them into make at home favorites.
Now that it’s getting hot outside my cravings for Sonic Slushes have gone from a few times a month to a few times a week. Which wouldn’t be too bad if I could hit their happy hour between 2-4pm; but that’s usually when the boys are napping. Plus when I was looking into making slushes at home I found out that Sonic puts 5 pounds of sugar in every one gallon of water to make their slushes… FIVE POUNDS!! No wonder they taste so good; you’re basically drinking straight sugar with a little bit of ice.
Our favorite slushes to get when we go are the real fruit slushes because they have less artificial colors; which make my boys crazy! My favorite being the Lemon Berry; a mix of strawberries and lemons with shredded ice…aah the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day! So of course I had to try to make these at home so whenever the craving struck I could indulge myself. They are so easy to make and you can adjust the amount of lemons and/or strawberries to suit your taste buds. The version I made tastes JUST like the real version too! So if you’ve got 2 minutes and a blender you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try!
- 2 cups strawberries, washed and quartered
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 cup club soda
- 1/4 cup sugar
- In a blender (I love my Blendtec) crush ice.
- Set ice aside in a bowl.
- Place strawberries and lemon in blender and puree for 15 seconds.
- Add club soda and sugar and mix for another 15 seconds.
- Add ice back into blender and blend for 5-10 more seconds.
- If you don't have lemons on hand you can substitute 1/2 cup lemon juice.
What’s your favorite slush flavor?
These slushes were part of our Monthly Ingredient Challenge and the ingredient for May was lemons. Check out these other great lemon treats!