How to Make a Slushie | Simple 5-minute SLUSHY Recipes!

There’s nothing better than a cool slushie on a hot summer day. A cool slushy is the absolute best way to beat the heat. Below you’ll find 3 simple and easy methods that will help you learn how to make a slushie.

These slushies taste just amazing and are very easy to make at home, no slushie machine required!

If you want to give your kids an amazing surprise, slushies are always a great idea. When your kids are outside, playing on a hot summer day, use the recipes below and surprise them with a delicious slushy. Big smiles are guaranteed! 🙂

how to make a slushie

We want to show you how to make cool slushies at home with 3 different methods. By using a blender or mixer, by using ice cubes or with a slushie machine.

It is indeed the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. You can choose from a large number of flavors, our personal favorite is coca-cola.

How to Make a Slushie with a Blender

If you are looking for an answer on how to make a slushie in a blender, we have the answer. First of all, you need all the required ingredients for the slushies. Make sure to have a lot of ice in your fridge and your desired flavor.

You also need a quality blender, we prefer the Vitamix and it’s never let us down. If you need a blender, go to Amazon, they have various high-quality blenders on sale now.

Make a Slushy in a Blender

It is quite simple and easy to make slushies with a blender. You can save a lot of money and your kids will enjoy delicious icee drinks at home.


  1. 2 cups of chilled water
  2. ½ cup of sugar
  3. 4 cups ice
  4. 1/3 cup of frozen fruit flavor

Preparation time: 5 minutes

how to make a slushie with a blender

Making Slushies with a Blender

  1. First place all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed for 2 minutes until you get a smooth texture.
  3. Mix it with a spoon and check, if all the ingredients are fully blended.
  4. Serve instantly as the slushie mixture is still fresh and frozen.

How to Make an Instant Slushie

Our second method to make a slushie is with ice cubes. Just by using ice cubes as a main ingredient you can get the perfect frozen slushy drink in minutes.

This method will show you how to make an instant slushie with ice cubes using juice, soda, kool aid or anything else.


  1. A fruit drink or any cold drink
  2. Ice cubes
  3. Salt
  4. 2 plastic bags

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Making Instant Slushies

  1. Pour fruit juice into the bag
    First, pour the fruit juice into a plastic bag and make sure to have sealable plastic bags.
  2. Put the juice bag into another plastic bag
    Take the plastic bag from the first step filled with juice and put it into another plastic bag.
  3. Add ice and salt.
  4. Continue by pouring ice and salt into the outer bag and sealing it from the top.
  5. After sealing the outer bag, shake it with your hands for about 3-4 minutes. While you’re shaking the bag, you’ll see the liquid drink into a slushie.
  6. After shaking the bag for 3 to 5 minutes, the slushy is ready to be served. Unseal the outer bag, take out the inner bag, open it and serve the icee slushie drink.
  7. (Add more Ice and Salt if necessary.)
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If you’re not getting the texture you’d like, simply add a bit more ice and salt, it’ll get you the texture you’re after.

You can do the same procedure with all kind of drinks, soda, wine, fruit juices, etc.

How to Make a Slushie With a Slushie Machine

Now, presenting our third and last method for making delicious slushies is by using a slushie machine.

If you are looking for a way to make the best, most perfect tasting slushies at home then a slushie machine is your best bet.

First of all, you need a slush machine to make it and we recommend using the Nostalgia Margarita & Slush Machine. We’ve been using it for 2 years now and it is very durable. It is a small tiny machine that is quite handy and can be placed anywhere in the kitchen.

You can place it in the kitchen cabinets or below the shades. You can take this machine everywhere you want to have a party.

If you are looking for more options, we recommend checking out our guide on “Top 12 Slushie Machines of 2019”, where you will find a variety of quality options.


  1. Flavor
  2. Cold Water
  3. Sweet syrup
  4. Slush machine

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Making a Slushie With a Slushie Machine

  1. Start by adding liquid, water, sweetener, and chilled water into the slush machine.
  2. Start the machine.
    The cooling system of the machine will cool the ingredients and you will get the perfect slushy drink in a few minutes.
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It’s as simple as that, who knew making slushies could be so simple?