These are one of my daughter’s all time favorite treats, and they are so easy to make at home, and so inexpensive!
For these slushies, we went with a cotton candy flavor, but you can make them any flavor (and color) you like. You can even leave out the food coloring if you are so inclined. Blue raspberry is one of our favorites.
Easy Homemade Slushies
- 4 cups of cold water
- 1 cup of sugar sugar substitutes do NOT work well in this recipe, it freezes best with sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp flavor extract such as raspberry lemon, orange, cotton candy, cherry or vanilla
- 2-6 drops food coloring as desired – since this is just for appearances you can completely omit if you prefer
- In a large bowl, combine water and sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add in flavor extract and stir well. Follow with a few drops of food coloring to achieve your desired color. Stir well. Pour into your ice cream maker (this recipe was tested in a 1 and 1/2 quart ice cream maker) and turn on and run according to ice cream maker package directions. Let run for approximately 20-30 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.