I could not believe how easy these are! Not only are they easy but the kids had so much fun making them. If your kids are bored this summer this gives them something to do and something to eat. My son has a slushy maker but it's so much work and you have to clean all the parts and it only makes a little bit. You spend about $25 buying one. This my friends, is much better!
I ended up saving the ice salt packs in the freezer and the cleaning out the gallon freezer bags so the kids can reuse them. Now that they know how to do this - they can do it themselves and they have quit asking for money every time the slushy truck comes through the neighborhood! Those slushies are $2-6 and a pitcher of koolaid is only 20 cents! Talk about a genius money saver!
I've been using tropical flavors and wowing our dinner guests with these babies! They are perfect with tacos and taco salads!
Five Minute Slushy
- 1 quart sized freezer bag
- salt water
- 1 gallon sized freezer bag
Take 1-2 Tbsp if salt and place in the quart sized bag. Fill with water and freeze. One bag is completely frozen take out of the freezer and place inside the gallon bag. Pour Koolaid into the gallon bag (making sure the frozen salt pack is sealed shut so it doesn't leak into koolaid). The less you pour in, the quicker it turns slushy. Seal the gallon bag and begin shaking! Try to grip the ice pack with the gallon bag as you shake or it could tear a hole in your gallon bag. Once the liquid turns slushy, take out the ice pack and scrape off the slush into a cup. Pour the rest into the cup. Enjoy!
Recipe found on http://charliebrownteacher.blogspot.com/2012/05/science-and-slushies.html