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  Homemade Slushies
by Amanda Formaro


Whether it's a ©7-Eleven Slurpee® or a Dairy Queen Arctic Rush® you enjoy, Kool-Aid packages and ice turn into a similar refreshing summer treat for all the kids... and mom and dad too! Break out that blender and make some homemade slushies today instead of spending money at the store!

This particular recipe I received from a friend. Her daughter and my daughter were constantly asking for Slurpees® from the convenience store.

It became a ritual, one that became rather costly.

So she found this recipe, tried it with the girls and was an instant supermom!

Try it at home with your kids today. Whether it's family night or just a hot summer day, they are sure to enjoy this treat.

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Slushies

1 package of unsweetened Kool-Aid drink mix, any flavor
2 cups of water
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
4 cups ice

In a blender, combine Kool-Aid, water and sugar. Blend. Add all the ice and blend. That's it!


Pour into cups, add a straw and enjoy on those hot summer days. Great for mom and dad too.

Variations: For Coca Cola, simply add one can of Coke and enough ice to cover and blend. Or add a scoop of ice cream before pouring in the slushie, yum!

NOTE: It is best to use a blender with an "ice crushing" feature on it. You can buy many different kinds, from the higher priced models to the mid-range and down to the cheapie at Wal-Mart, though I DO NOT recommend the cheapies, they break easily. I use a Krups mid-priced blender and it works beautifully.



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About the Author:
Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children. She is the Chief Editor of FamilyCorner.com Magazine. Visit her blog by clicking here. Subscribe to her free newsletter by clicking "sign up" below.



 

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