Thursday, June 9, 2011

Strawberry-lemon slushie

As in much of the country we've been experiencing higher than average temperatures this week. The other day, after overdoing it in the heat, I came indoors with a beet red face and tongue hanging out, panting, I want a slushie! So I began throwing frozen strawberries (from our garden), ice cubes, squeezing lemon juice, and drizzling agave nectar into the blender. Whirrrr... in moments I was feeling revived, and even went back outside to enjoy it in the shade. This drink is fruity and not overly sweet, and definitely perky.

Last night I made it again, jotting down (loose) notes of ingredient quantities, using simply the wide mouth jar for measuring. Makes about 2 cups or 2 servings.

Strawberry-lemon slushie
* 4 oz. water (for a spoon-thick slushie) or 6 oz. water (for a drinkable slushie)
* 1-2 Tbls. agave nectar, or sweetener of choice (swirl it into water to dissolve then pour into blender. Honestly I didn't measure it, the amount is a guesstimate.)
* juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons
* full mason jar of frozen strawberries
* 4 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and whirl. Taste and adjust sweetener if necessary. Garnish with fresh mint and sip or slurp away!


  1. Strawberry and lemon, yum, and it's such a pretty red.

  2. this is a great plan. can't wait for the local strawberries to roll on in.

  3. Oh oh, this is so good, I made it for me and my littles for dessert tonight!
    And by the way, I am loving the blog, so beautiful!