I originally wrote about these on FamilyCorner.com and explained that years ago, when my daughter (now 15) was 4 years old, she and her little friend always wanted Slurpees. So for years I’ve been making what we call “Slushies”. Every summer the kids ask for them. They are refreshing and tasty and a fraction of the cost of a Slurpee or Dairy Queen’s version called the Arctic Rush.
As I just said, Dairy Queen has what they call the Arctic Rush, formerly known as the Mr. Misty, which I loved when I was a kid. Now you can get an Arctic Rush Float, which is basically a slush with ice cream in the middle. They’ll even blend it all together for you if you want.
So last week when it was really hot, we needed something to cool us off. I pulled out the blender and whipped up some slushies, then I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Bonus! These are our new favorite treats for cooling off.
Here’s a guess at the cost:
Kool Aid 0.125 (one packet is 25 cents and it makes 2 large slushies)
vanilla ice cream .25
Estimated cost $0.52 per large drink. An Arctic Rush Float is over $2.00 for a medium.
1 package of unsweetened Kool-Aid drink mix, any flavor
2 cups of water
1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar
4 cups ice
1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
In a blender, combine Kool-Aid, water, sugar and ice. Blend. Pour into two large glasses or four small glasses and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add a straw and you are all set!
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