Our obsession with slushies or slurpees as we call them here in Canada, started a couple years back. It was a really hot day in June and I was picking up my son from Kindergarten. A classmate of his was drinking a slushie that her mom had brought for her after school. It was a sweltering day so it was a great way to cool down. In our case, since the kid’s don’t drink soda or pop, when my son asked if he could have a slurpee, I had to come up with a juice version.
It was a hit in our house and now the kids always ask for juice slurpees. We try and keep them interesting with different flavours.
Recently I teamed up with Nestlé to stir things up and create some cool summer recipes. When they sent me their Good Host Lemon Iced Tea powder to try, the first thought that came into my head was, slushie!
We created the Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea Slushie. It’s really simple to make, even the kids can help out and it tastes delicious!
Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea Slushie
– 1 tbsp Nestlé Good Host Lemon Iced Tea powder
– 1 cup of cold water
– ¼ cup frozen strawberries
– ½ cup ice
– 1 tsp sugar or agave (optional)
1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until you have a frothy drink. To make it even more slushie, add additional ice.
And that’s it! This make two servings.
What’s really great about Good Host Lemon Ice Tea powder is that it now has 25% less sugar, no artificial sweeteners and it’s made with real tea leaves so you can feel good about giving it to your kids.
If you really love iced tea, you can up the powder in the recipe to two tbsp to give it an even stronger iced tea flavour.
For myself, I really enjoy the sweet and tart combination as is. For those of you who prefer sweeter slushies, all it takes is a little bit of sweetener and you have the perfect pink summer drink!
Visit www.stirthingsup.nestle.ca for more recipe ideas
This post was sponsored by Nestlé. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.