Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fizzy Fruit Slush

I made this fizzy fruit slush for my sweet little boy's 1st birthday party last month. It was super sweet and health conscience mom had two (what is it with my mom's and sweets???:)).
I had to add a picture of the cute birthday boy! I just love his rolls!!!! When does rolls like that stop being so dang cute?

*I doubled the recipe and had plenty left over*
*The recipe calls for ginger ale, but frankly I hate ginger (except gingersnaps but that is a cookie so it really doesn't count :)) so I used Sprite instead*

Fizzy Fruit Slush
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 to 6 very ripe bananas)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2-3 lemons)
6-ounce can frozen lemonade, no water added
3 cups orange juice
Ginger ale or another carbonated beverage, for serving

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and boil for three minutes. Pour into a large bowl and cool completely. Add the mashed bananas, lemon juice, frozen lemonade concentrate and orange juice to the cooled syrup. Mix well. Pour into a 9X13-inch pan and cover with plastic wrap or other lid. Freeze until slushy, about 2-3 hours (this will depend on your freezer, so check often – you want to mix it before it is frozen solid). Use an electric mixer to beat the slush until foamy and aerated (I do it directly in the pan but you can scoop the slush into a large bowl and whip it, if desired, pouring it back into the pan when finished). Repeat this process 1-2 more times during the freezing process, if desired. Freeze the slush until firm. When ready to serve, let the pan of slush sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Scoop slush into chilled (or not) glasses and top with ginger ale or another preferred carbonated beverage.

1 comment:

Kimberly Benjamin said...

Thank you for all your posts !!! I am now an avid follower I have made some of your recipes and am SO thankful!!!!!!


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