Frozen Lemonade Slushies

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YOU GUYS. Guess what! My husband called me last night!!! He’s been away doing Army stuff at Fort Lewis the last 2 weeks and he was able to call last Friday {but I effing missed it!!!!} so I was more than pleasantly surprised to get another ring-a-ling from him. Good grief, I love that guy.

Also:

1. MRE’s are seriously gross.

2. I’m super glad I’m not in the Army.

3. Gord’s voice is amazing. Like buttuh….music to my ears.

4. He really loves me. Like REALLY loves me. Oh and misses me too :) Cue the “aww”‘s….

5. BUT, I’m 108% sure I love him more than he loves me. It was a sweet relief to talk with him. I’ve been wondering how he’s been doing, but mostly been worrying my brains out. I wanted him to be successful and have been stressing out about ‘what happens if this happens’ or ‘what happens if that happens’. {The volcanoes on my face prove this point.} Anyways, he’s doing well and he’s officially going to become an officer on Friday. Woot! This has been a long time coming and the both of us are so so glad it’s finally here and everything went well! Now if only he’d come home sooner than Saturday. I know I’m supposed to enjoy every day and savor every moment, but seriously. I just want to fast forward the next few days and get my husband back.

So, that’s the biggest news ’round these parts. And I can’t really think of anything else I want to talk about other than him so this next bit might be a little rough and choppy to read. Just accept it and move on.

This recipe is stupid easy. Like, take a beverage, throw it into an ice cream maker and voila! Insta-slushie.

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We tried slushies with the following soda flavors, but the best one {and most refreshing one!} was the lemonade.

Word to the wise: don’t try this with diet soda. It will freeze solid on you! No bueno!

 

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After about 10 minutes of rolling around in your ice cream machine, you will magically have a slushie!

OR, is it slushy? I’m so confused!!

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If you’re dying of heat {like me!!} give this easy peasy recipe a whirl.

Have a great day!

Frozen Lemonade Slushies

Yield: 4 small servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

3 cups cold store-bought lemonade, such as Minute Maid brand

Directions:

Assemble ice cream maker and turn on. Pour cold lemonade into machine and churn 7-10 minutes or until frozen. Spoon into cups and serve.

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23 Responses to “Frozen Lemonade Slushies”

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    Katie — July 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

    These look delicious! Can you share what type/brand of ice cream maker you have?? Thanks so much :)

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    • Lauren — July 30th, 2014 @ 8:22 am

      Cuisinart!

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    Melissa Belanger — July 30, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I give you so, so much credit for being without your hubby! Mine goes away for days – a week at a time and it’s so hard, but I can usually talk to him everyday. I seriously don’t know how you do it. :)

    Also, this slushy is such a great idea. What a great way to use an ice cream maker :) I can’t wait to try it out!

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    Nayda — July 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Thanks — for mentioning every detail (including the brand used)… My kids love creating drinks (especially slushies). Would of never imagined ice cream maker

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    Karen — July 30, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Awesome! I wish I had room in the freezer for the ice cream maker.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 30, 2014 at 9:05 am

    So happy that you were finally able to talk with your hubby and not miss him. These slushies are great and I’ve never made one in my ice cream mixer.

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    Cindy Jones — July 30, 2014 at 10:24 am

    This is such a nice summery treat! Thanks for all your sharing! Hope your hubby has a safe and quick return home!

    Happy Thoughts. :)

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    • Lauren — July 30th, 2014 @ 10:37 am

      Thank you so much!!

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    Geri — July 30, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    How can you make it if you don’t have a ice cream machine? It looks really good!!! any thoughts?

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    • Lauren — July 30th, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

      Maybe freeze the lemonade into ice cube trays and then pop them into a blender?!

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    AnnikaE — July 30, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Have you seen the Zoku slushy maker? It is basically the same thing but makes individual portions. My favorite summer treat maker with any beverage!

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    Brandi — July 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Congrats to your husband! I hope he’s home soon.

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    Lauren Everson — July 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I just read about doing this in my issue of Food Network magazine last night! Looks like it really works. :) My ice cream maker is in the freezer but I don’t see me making ice cream before we move in 7 days. No sense wasting it! A root beer slush WILL be happening!
    Also, congratulations to your husband!

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    Annie @Maebells — July 31, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Love this idea! So refreshing for summer!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 31, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    This is such a fun way to make a slushie. I’m definitely needing to pick up an ice cream maker just for this…and of course ice cream :-)

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    Peggy — July 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations on your husband’s pending commission! I remember when my husband received his commission… I was so proud of him.
    I had to laugh because we just had a discussion about which MRE’s are our favorites… yes we truly are a military family. :-) (hubby AF 26 years, #1 son Army just over a year in stationed at Ft Lewis, #2 son Army boot camp, and #3 son still at home.. thankfully!)
    We just sold our ice cream freezer but i do have a vitamix… lemonade slushie here I come!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    My kids will love the lemonade slushies! We’ve made them with Coca-Cola a time or two, perfect for summer! Congrats to your husband and hope he gets home safely!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — July 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Congrats to your husband! And I’m so glad you got to talk to him. And I NEED these slushies!

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    Becky — August 1, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I made these last night and totally scored fun mom points :) Thanks for the great idea!

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    Karen — August 2, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Congrats to your husband and you for supporting him! This looks so refreshing!

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    Gail — August 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you to your husband & you too for serving our country. I know it’s a joint affair! Also thanks for the great recipes you have. Love trying them!

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    Judi Young — August 25, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Look SO good and refreshing – did you ever add alcohol or will in not freeze?

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    Kristin — August 31, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    You may have recreated a Rhode Island favorite: Del’s Lemonade. It’s frozen lemonade and a state staple. You can even buy powdered mix is grocery stores here, although I’m not sure what the instructions are. We are quite quirky here in RI :)

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