These Mint + Lime Slushies are a refreshing afternoon drink made with limes, mint, a touch of honey, sparkling water and lots and lots of ice. A perfectly healthy summer drink for the entire family (and of course I give ways to booze up the adults version.. yourwelcomeverymuch)!!
This, my friends, is about as refreshing as it gets on a hot summer afternoon!
An ice-cold slushy made with limes, mint, a touch of honey and lots and lots of ice.
So effortlessly easy that you really have no excuse not to make one.
Oh and I totally give you permission to add in a little gin or vodka into your portion of the slushy. Boozy summer drinks are about all I think about during the long hot afternoons when the girls are crabby from too much sun, swimming and summer fun.
Besides being refreshing, these slushies are thick and cold and take a long time to drink.
It’s best this way!
For one, it’s almost like an activity for the kids. It cools them down while not letting them get too many brain-freezes. I actually like to serve these to the girls with a long spoon so they have to eat them even more slowly, which gives me an extra 5 minutes of hot summer peace. Either way, served with a spoon or straw, the kids LOVE these slushies!
Secondly, if you are smart and add a little something-something to your cup, the slow drinking will help you from getting slooshed in a record amount of time. Or is it just me that can’t hold my liquor anymore?
Let’s get slushing!
First, we juice 6 limes. I have a handheld juice contraption, so I just juice my limes right into the blender.
Then we add in a ton of mint, drizzle in some honey and then pretty much fill the rest of the blender up with ice.
Add in some sparkling water and blend until you get the right slushy consistency. You want your slushy to be thicker and more chunky then a smoothie but not so chunky you have to chew the ice.
I recommend, the blend, taste, blend method until you get it just right.
Then you pour the slushy into 3 separate cups, take them to the backyard and serve them to the kids in whatever shade you can find in your backyard. Enjoy!
COOKING WITH KIDS
You can easily have your kids help you make these slushies.
- Toddlers can help measure and pour the ingredients into the blender.
- They can help put the lid on the blender and push start. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
- Once blended, toddlers can help pour the slushies. You may want to pour the mixture into a smaller measuring cup with pour lip to make it easier on them.
- You can pretty much let older kids make this recipe by themselves.
- They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
- Kids can pour the mixture into glasses.
Mint + Lime Slushy
- 6 limes juiced
- 1/2 cup honey or sugar
- 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 5-6 cups of ice
- 2 cups (16.9l bottle) sparkling water
- In a blender, add in all of the ingredients and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the mint is broken down and the ice is broken into small slushy size pieces. I find that I have to either add in a couple more pieces of ice or a little more water to get the right consistency.
- Pour into glasses and serve right away.
- If your leftovers get too watery, add in some more ice and blend again before serving.