Last Saturday, it was a warm day and I wanted to make a refreshing drink/treat for my family. The result was pretty good; absolutely NO nutrition but cheaper than a 7-11 Slurpee and I had the ingredients on hand.
1/4 c lemon juice
1 1/2 c water
1 1/4 c sugar
about 1/2 packet strawberry Koolaid (unsweetened powder)
Put the lemon juice, water, and sugar into the blender. Blend for a few minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then add Koolaid mix, and blend. Keep in mind, red Koolaid can stain so keep the blender lid ON! Fill the blender up to the top with ice; in my case I have a 1.5 quart blender and the proportions were just right. Blend until it's a nice slushie texture; delicious!
Obviously some blenders can handle ice and full loads better than others; with mine I had to add a handful of ice at a time so it wouldn't get bogged down. It took several minutes to get it all blended thoroughly but it turned out nicely in the end. I made a second batch later that day; I'm going to remember this little trick throughout the hot summer.
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