Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Strawberry Slushie

It's strawberry season here and oh my! I am loving it! They are one of my favorite foods to eat - and I can hardly wait until our garden strawberries are ready. I found a rock bottom deal on strawberries a few weeks ago (62.5 cents a pound) and bought a lot. I mean A LOT! Last year I showed you how to freeze strawberries or make strawberry jam. And I still had a few bags in the freezer from last year so I found myself looking for a way to use them. I kind of stumbled upon creating this recipe in a round about way. We loved it and I've made it several times since (in the name of perfecting it, right??). It's been so enjoyable, let me just tell you. We've missed ice cream since going sugar free and while this isn't exactly ice cream, it's a REALLY easy cold dessert that satisfies that "ice cream" part of the sweet tooth.
Fresh Strawberry Slushie

I'm going to show you two ways to make this dessert - you can either use fresh strawberries or frozen. There is a little bit of a difference with the two, but both are yummy. With the fresh strawberries, the texture is a bit icier like a slushy you would find at 7-11. I think I may slightly prefer making this with fresh strawberries just because of that. But both are yummy and both are easy to make.

Fresh Strawberry Slushie
Printable Recipe

*Makes about 4 1-Cup servings

INGREDIENTS:
juice of 1 lemon (fresh lemon juice is best)
1/4 Cup honey or xagave (or more to taste)
about 3-4 Cups fresh whole strawberries, washed with stems removed (between 1 and 2 lbs.)
about 2 Cups ice

DIRECTIONS:
Add lemon juice, honey or xagave and fresh strawberries to the blender and blend until strawberries are pureed. Then add the ice and blend until mixture reaches a "slushie" consistency. Add more ice or strawberries if needed to reach desired consistency. Then taste and add more sweetener if needed. Serve immediately.

*Recipe Source: healthyfamilycookin.blogspot.com

Frozen Strawberry Slushie
Frozen Strawberry Slushie
Printable Recipe

*Makes about 4 1-Cup servings

INGREDIENTS:
juice of 1 lemon (fresh lemon juice is best)
1/4 Cup honey or xagave (or more to taste)
1 to 1-1/2 Cups water
about 3-4 Cups whole frozen strawberries

DIRECTIONS:
Add lemon juice, honey or xagave and water to the blender and blend until mixed together. Then add frozen strawberries and blend until mixture reaches a "slushie" consistency. Add more water or strawberries if needed to reach desired consistency. Then taste and add more sweetener if needed. Serve immediately.

*Recipe Source: healthyfamilycookin.blogspot.com

I love these friendly fruits :)
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3 comments:

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Yum! That is a very good deal! Love strawberries too - especially fresh picked!
! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Jane Colless said...

Looks amazing! thanks for share.

sherre said...

This recipe is amazing! I just tried it out and made it for my son and I... thank you so much. I want to try some other recipes you have too. Oh, I used Truvia sweetner instead of the agave or the honey!

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