Several years ago, I took my kids to the “Free Slurpee Day” at our local 7-11 and it was love at first slurp. Since then, we’ve gone nearly every year for for free slurpee day, but my kids ask for slurpees all summer long. I came up with a complicated copycat recipe that involved kool aid powder and sprite. Fun summer drinks shouldn’t be complicated though! Since the weather has finally warmed up to the point of cold drinks sounding appetizing, I decided to whip up a slightly healthier (and easier!) version to enjoy with dinner the other night. We loved it and it’s my go-to recipe for homemade slurpees now.
- 4 cups frozen peaches
- 3-4 cups soda water or 7-Up/ Sprite
- 1/3-2/3 cups sugar
I like things less sweet, but if you have a sweet tooth, or even a regular tooth, you’ll want to use more sugar. You can also use sprite in place of the soda water since it has a less bitter flavor. The soda water (or sprite) is the key to making this drink a hit, and gives it the zip that you expect with a slurpee. My kids like this poured into popsicle molds too. ~Alice