My son had his tonsils and adenoids taken out this week. Because of that, and because of the major heat wave sweeping across the state, I have been on a mission to make treats that are soothing to a sore throat as well as cool and refreshing enough to help beat the heat. We have made ice cream, sorbet, milkshakes, floats, Popsicles and smoothies. Last night, I was in the mood for something different. Remembering that Jacob had been begging for a slushy drink from Sonic the day before, I decided to make our own slushy drinks right at home. In my pantry, I happened to have a container of Kool-Aid to use to make Kool-Aid Popsicles. When I picked up the container, I noticed a recipe for Kool-Aid Slushies. Quickly reading through the recipe, I realized that this was exactly what we needed...something quick, easy, soothing and refreshing.
This recipe for slushy drinks hits the spot with both kids and adults alike. As an adult, you may wish that your beverage had a little rum or something in it, but even without the addition of alcohol, you will appreciate how this tasty treat cools you off.
Place 1 cup water, 1/2 cup of your favorite flavor Kool-Aid soft drink mix and 1 cup ice cubes in a blender container; cover.
Blend on high speed until smooth. Add an additional 2 cups ice cubes; cover. Blend, using pulsing action, until smooth. Serve immediately. Store leftover slush in the freezer.
Recipe makes 7 (1/2 cup) servings.