I just got back from Girl's Camp where I discovered a new favorite treat... Lemon Slush! It is so yummy on a hot summer day, and so easy to make. Thanks to Sabrina Stanley for sharing the recipe with me, so I could share it with all of you. I did find that I had to half the original recipe, as I do not have a huge freezer like they had at camp. Here is the recipe already halved which will work best for most regular sized freezers.
8 cups water
1 cup sweetened lemonade mix
1 cup sugar
Place sugar,lemonade mix,and 2 cups of water in a saucepan.
Place over medium high heat, and stir until sugar and lemonade mix are dissolved.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Place 6 cups of water in a freezer safe tub. (I found a 1 gallon ice cream tub was the perfect size for this.)
Add the lemonade mixture from the saucepan to the tub of water,
and stir until mixed well.
Place lid on tub and set in freezer.
After 2 hours, remove from freezer and stir. Return to freezer for another hour. Remove and stir; return to freezer for another hour. Continue to check the slush every hour and stir it.
It took my slush about 8-10 hours to freeze well. Freeze times will depend on how cold your freezer is. I found it works best to start this first thing in the morning on a day when I plan to be home.
- It is important to stir the slush each hour. If you skip the stirring, your slush will freeze solid and then you will have to shave it with a heavy duty spoon or ice cream scoop. This is very labor intensive and time consuming. (Yes... I learned this the hard way on my first attempt at making this recipe!)
- You can use any sweetened drink mix in place of the lemonade mix to create a different flavored slush! Have fun experimenting!