Iced drinks are one of the delights of summer – and slushie is always a favorite among kids and adults alike.
Here’s how to enjoy the fun of creating your own frozen treats at home and save money on drinks from major chain stores. . .
SLUSH, BANG, WALLOP: Most slushie machines cost as little as £40. But the Slush Puppie at Robert Dyas has now been reduced from £52.99 to £34.99.
If you have a blender, you can also use it to make porridge.
Crush the ice cubes before adding them and other ingredients to the blender, then blend at high speed for about 30 seconds.
Or try the Chill Factor slushie maker, £10, from Argos. You let the cup freeze overnight, then fill it with your favorite beverage and press until it thickens.
FAVORITE OLD: Add some syrup to the crushed ice for an old fashioned porridge.
A bottle of Red Cherry Slush Puppie from Studio.co.uk is on sale from £8 to £4. Or a two-pack of raspberry and strawberry syrup drops from £14.99 to £9.99 at Robert Dyas.
FOR KIDS: As a healthy snack for kids, porridge is a great way to introduce some fruit into their diet.
Strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, and peaches all make great flavors for porridge with ice and add a teaspoon of honey or sugar syrup. Or serve up the summer holiday spirit in a glass with pure Pina Colada.
Pre-freeze 250ml of pineapple juice in ice cube tray.
Then mix with 100ml of coconut milk and serve with a large piece of pineapple.
ADULTS ONLY: Frozen margarita is a special drink for adults in summer.
To make your own, mix 50ml of tequila, 25ml of triples, 25ml of lemon juice, along with 15ml of sugar syrup. Blend with a large handful of ice.
Wet the rim of the glass, dip in salt and finish with a slice of lemon.
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