Red White and Blue Berry Coconut Slushies are a healthy way to cool off on the 4th of July…I leave it up to you to add booze to make it more festive!
If you were to travel back in time – not too long ago (to me) – or to prehistoric times (to my kids) – you would have found my friends and I, uniform clad and walking from our high school to the 7-11 two blocks away. It was our first stop after an afternoon of rehearsals after school, and slurpees were our weakness. We would layer the flavors, top them with the clear dome lids, and walk to the bus stop, sipping them the whole way home.
I smile when I think of those days – they were silly times, with a lot of singing, ridiculous joking, and heartfelt love. I spoke with one of my girlfriends the other day, and I forgot to ask her the last time she had a slurpee. For me, I couldn’t even tell you. It just might have been our last day of senior year.
These days, I’ll make slushies…better-for-you than slurpees, that’s for sure. Made with frozen fruit, it’s been my kids’ number one request on these triple digit summer days. For the 4th of July, I thought I would layer them up, old-school style, and I think these red, white and blue slushies would be festive for both kids and grown ups! You may want to add a splash of vodka or tequila (or pick whichever poison makes you happy) to make it even more fun, I leave that up to you!
Red White and Blue Berry Coconut Slushies
Red White and Blue Berry Coconut Slushies are a healthy way to cool off on the 4th of July! I leave it up to you to add booze to make it more festive!
1 1/2 cups lemonade
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries and/or raspberries (either works; I used a mixture)
1 cup light coconut milk
1 1/2 cups ice
agave nectar, to taste
Make the red layer by placing lemonade, frozen strawberries and/or raspberries and agave nectar (to taste) in a blender. Blend and adjust the liquid or frozen fruit if necessary to get the right slushy consistency. Set aside.
Make the white layer by placing coconut milk, ice and agave nectar (to taste) in the blender. Pulse/blend and set aside.
Pour the berry and coconut slushies in layers in 4 glasses. Top with fresh blueberries and serve immediately.