A slushie is everyone’s favorite drink for summer. It brings instant happiness. Now you can enjoy different flavors, but grownups like over selves need a kick! So, how about if you try soda slushies? Now, if you are wondering how to make a slushie with soda..let me tell you and it’s very easy! Read ahead and find out!
What is a slushie?
All those who have visited a theme park in their childhood will definitely have a memory of enjoying slushies to beat the heat. In simple words, a slushie is a partially frozen drink. It is made using two simple ingredients, i.e., juice or flavored syrup and ice cubes. It is a semi-solid, icy drink that is delicious, refreshing and comes in a wide range of flavors. A slushie is a synonym for happy times! Whether you are a kid or an adult, you have to love a slushie!
The drink itself and the machine were invented by Omar Knedlik in the 1950s. He started by freezing soda pops and then trying out different ways to get the slushie we enjoy today.
Can you make a slushie with soda?
The main ingredient used in a slushie is flavored juice or syrup. However, it doesn’t have to be the only thing! Today you can try new flavors and ingredients to make slushies. For instance, people enjoy soda a lot. So, when you consume soda, why can’t you make a slushie out of it?
So, yes! You can make a slushie with soda. There are so many brands all across the world that offer different flavors of soda. Of course, you can stick to traditional brands, but you can use any soda drink you like. The key is to freeze it first to get that semi-frozen, icy texture.
What soda works best for slushie?
There is no “best” soda when making a slushie. You can use any soda you like. However, here are a few of my favorite soda slushies that I find super enjoyable:
- Coca-cola: Coca-cola is probably the most widely known and consumed soda drink there is. I don’t know a soul that wouldn’t know about it. I find it a great choice when making slushies. However, you can also use its competitor, i.e., Pepsi.
- Fanta Orange: If you are craving orange flavor, use Fanta Orange or any other brand of orange soda that you prefer!
- Mountain Dew: Dare to use Mountain Dew? Try it! If you love the drink, you will definitely love its slushie.
- Diet Coke: And if you are on a “diet” and prefer diet Coke to regular Coke, use it in your slushie. No problem at all!
Note: I haven’t mentioned Sprite here because it has no color, and a slushie without color can get boring. You can, however, pair it with different cool aid flavors to add some color or pair it with any flavored syrup.
Which kitchen appliance works best for making slushies?
Good news! You don’t have to buy the whole slushie setup for your kitchen. You can look for a small slushie machine, but I don’t prefer investing in something that only makes slushies. I mean, you can’t always have slushies, can you?
- The best choice for making slushies at home is to use a high-speed blender! It works really well in crushing the ice and giving you the right consistency.
- Or you can also use an ice cream machine to make a slushie. You sometimes get different attachments with your ice cream maker, allowing you to make other things.
Can you store slushie with soda?
You can store it in the freezer, but not for too long, or it will ruin the texture a slushie is known for. So, you really should enjoy it immediately! Because it is super easy to make, you just have to have a freezer full of frozen soda cubes. That’s all it takes to make a refreshing slushie!
How to make a slushie with soda
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: N/A
- Total time: 5 minutes
- Servings: 2
- 24-ounce club soda/coke/sprite
- Ice cubes, as required
- Pour 12 ounces of club soda or coke into an ice cube tray.
- Place the tray in the freezer and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
- In a high-speed blender jug, add the remaining club soda or Coke.
- Add frozen soda cubes and ice cubes.
- Seal the blender with a lid and blend at high speed until you get a thick icy consistency.
- Pour this slushie into a serving glass.
- Decorate the glass with an umbrella and a straw. Enjoy!