Lemon Berry Slush

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Make Lemon Berry Slush in a blender in a matter of minutes. A delicious drink to cool down with or a fun drink to serve at a party!

Overhead image of Lemon Berry Slush with a spoon in it, ready to be eaten.

Lemon Berry Slush

Growing up, my sister and I were obsessed with Sonic’s® Lemon Berry slushes. We’d always time our outings or trips for happy hour to make sure we’d get a slush for half price. And while I’ll admit I still love a taste of them, they’re a bit too sugary for me to finish nowadays.

So the best thing about making your own slush is that you can perfectly control the amount of sugar and exactly what you add to your drink.

Process shots-- images of all the ingredients being added to a blender; being blended; adding ice to the mixture; blending it all again.

How to make a slushy drink

  • Initial blend: Combine frozen strawberries with freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, orange juice, and sugar. Blend for 20-30 seconds.
  • Add ice: Add crushed or full ice cubes to the blender
  • Blend again: Blend again, stopping the blender as needed to stir everything up again. Blend until you reach a smooth, ice-less consistency. 
  • Enjoy: Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Adjusting the sugar

Everyone’s sweet tooth is a bit different, so as you make this, keep that in mind. Increase the amount of sugar for a sweeter Lemon Berry Slush, or decrease or add slowly for a less-sweet slush. 

The type of orange juice you use will affect the amount of sugar required. I use a store-bought orange juice (we love Simply Orange®; not sponsored). My brand has quite a bit of added sugar, so it needs less additional sugar than if you squeeze your own oranges. Sweetness can also vary depending on the frozen strawberries used; some are sweeter than others.

Lemon Berry Slush tools 

Lemon Berry Slush is very simple to make, but you do need a good, powerful blender (think Blendtec or Vitamix). Make sure to use a high powered blender or you may need to blend ingredients in batches at a slight sacrifice to consistency.

Up-close overhead image of Lemon Berry Slush with a spoon in and fresh strawberries and mint on the side.

Quick tips

  • Use real, freshly squeezed lemon for Lemon Berry Slush. If you juice a lot of citrus, I recommend a small juicer or citrus reamer — you don’t need anything special or crazy expensive. This one is inexpensive and a great investment!
  • Make sure to thoroughly blend all the ingredients; ice chunks are no good in a slush! If needed, stop the blender a few times and stir everything up with a spoon before resuming the blend.
  • Give the slush a taste test before serving and increase sugar or any other flavors as desired.

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Lemon Berry Slush

5 from 5 votes
Make Lemon Berry Slush in a blender in a matter of minutes. A delicious drink to cool down with or a fun drink to serve at a party!
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Lemon Berry Slush

5 from 5 votes
Make Lemon Berry Slush in a blender in a matter of minutes. A delicious drink to cool down with or a fun drink to serve at a party!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon berry slush
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 beverages
Calories 104kcal
Cost $4.31

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (275g) frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (115g) prepared orange juice (See Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup (110g) water
  • 1/4 cup (54g) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (47g) white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (268g) ice

Instructions

  • INITIAL BLEND: Place the strawberries, orange juice, water, lemon juice, and sugar in a large high-powered blender. Blend for 15-20 seconds, or until large chunks are gone.
  • ADD ICE: Add in the ice and blend or pulse until all of the ingredients are well incorporated and no ice chunks remain. (The more crushed the ice is prior to blending, the easier it will blend and the better the end result). Blending will take a bit of patience and some stirring in between. Blend until smooth, but don't over-blend. This will result in a watery beverage.
  • ENJOY: Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: If you use a fresh-squeezed orange juice, you may need to add more sugar. I used a store-bought orange juice that had added sugars in it (I used Simply Orange® Orange Juice).

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 4beverages | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.9g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 2.8mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 20.5g

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    CONGRATS!!!!! I thought it wouldn’t be better the 2nd time around but it is!!! I have a 7 year old girl and a 2 year old baby girl and they love eachother so much <3 I'm sure your son will love having a sibling to play with!

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