This easy Frozen Fruit Slush is the perfect summer treat! It’s so refreshing and makes a great snack, appetizer or even dessert.
I’ll admit it, I’m a wimp when it comes to hot weather. So I think it’s probably obvious that summertime and I aren’t exactly best friends. To be fair, I think that if we lived in an area that wasn’t so humid it would probably make a difference, because I do love the sunshine and I don’t necessarily mind the warmth when it’s not extremely humid. But it’s those hot, humid days that totally get to me. If I’m not in air conditioning, I quickly feel sluggish and irritable, and it’s not uncommon for me to actually feel slightly sick on my stomach too. So it’s kind of an understatement to say that I am extremely grateful for air conditioning! That and cold treats like ice cream and Frozen Fruit Slush are some of my best friends this season!
You all know how much I love my ice cream- I can eat it anytime, anywhere. But if I’m feeling like I want something cold that’s a bit healthier, this Frozen Fruit Slush is perfect! It’s so slushy and refreshing and simply hits the spot. In fact, we enjoy it as a dessert or treat any time of the year.
It’s a great addition to packed lunches, too. In fact, it kind of works like a little ice pack and if you have an insulated lunch box, the slush will thaw and be just perfect by the time you are ready to eat your lunch!
Frozen Fruit Slush
1 ½ c. sugar
3 c. water
12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
7 to 8 bananas (I like to mash these)
1 to 2 c. blueberries (fresh or frozen)
3 c. peaches (fresh or canned- if using canned see my notes below)
2 c. grapes
1. Stir sugar into water until dissolved.
2. Add frozen orange juice concentrate and mix in.
3. Stir in fruit. Once totally combined, put into containers. (We love these freezer containers and they have a variety of sizes which is really nice.) Freeze.
(Remember that it will expand when frozen, so you’ll want to allow about ½ in. space at the top of the container.)
4. To serve, remove from freezer about 30 minutes before you are ready to eat. Or you can also defrost it in the microwave if you put the slush in microwave safe containers.
* Feel free to use whatever kind of fruit you prefer. As long as the total amount of fruit equals 6 to 7 cups plus the bananas, it should be fine.
* If using canned peaches, you can use the peach juice in place of some of the water and then cut back a little on the sugar.
Yield: Approx. 4 qt.
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