These patriotic treats are super easy to make and perfect for any 4th of July get together!
Can you believe 4th of July is next week?! It really snuck up on me this year and I’ve been scrambling the last few days to solidify our plans for next week. We’ll be spending the 4th at home and it’s supposed to be 100° so I knew a cool treat was a must! And my kids love our homemade slushes so I put a patriotic spin on them!
When I was pregnant with Statham, my 2nd, I craved Sonic slushes ALL. THE. TIME. There was many a night that my sweet husband would drive to Sonic at 9 or 10 o’clock to get me my favorite drink. Man, if I would have had this recipe back then it would have saved us a whole lot of time waiting for the slushes (and money!)
These slushes are so easy to make! You can add anything you’d like to them to add more flavor, we really like adding Pop Rocks, you can see how we do it here. If you’re doing just one flavor you can eat/drink them as soon as they are done. If you’re doing layers, like I did here, you’ll want to freeze each layer for about an hour before adding the next layer so the colors and flavors don’t blend.
- 1 envelope of Cherry Kool-Aid powder mix
- 1 envelope of Mixed Berry Kool-Aid powder mix
- Juice from 1 lemon (or about a tablespoon of lemon juice)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
- 6 cups club soda, divided
- 6 cups ice (about 3 trays or 45 ice cubes), divided
- Put 1 tray or 2 cups of ice in blender and crush. Set aside
- Add Cherry Kool Aid, 1 cup club soda and 1/2 cup sugar to blender and blend for 15 seconds to combine.
- Add crushed ice back to blender and blend for 5-10 seconds until syrup is incorporated into ice.
- Fill cups about 1/3 of the way up with slush and freeze for an hour
- Repeat steps 1-4 but instead of Cherry Kool Aid, use lemon juice.
- Repeat steps 1-3 but use Mixed Berry Kool Aid.
- Serve immediately.
I’ve used both my KitchenAid blender to make these and my Blendtec and I have to say the Blendtec does such a good job of crushing the ice and combining the sugar, Kool-Aid and Club Soda. I’ve used my Blendtec for so many different recipes it’s definitely worth the investment (and this isn’t sponsored, just my opinion).
What are your favorite 4th of July treats?! Let me know in the comments – I’d love to try some new recipes!