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How to Make Slushies in an Ice Cream Maker

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How to Make Slushies in an Ice Cream Maker

My family loves to cool off with slushies, so discovering that you can make slushies in an ice cream maker has been such a game-changer. Now, we can make them whenever we want, and we don’t have to suffer the disappointment of walking into a gas station only to discover that our favorite flavor isn’t ready yet.

Since an ice cream maker freezes and churns, like a commercial slushie machine, these come out just like the store-bought version – maybe even a little better, since you won’t struggle to drink these with a straw, and you won’t end up with a bunch of flavorless ice when you get down to the bottom of your slushie.

Make a batch, and I guarantee you’ll be making another.

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

I use this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker to make slushies. I just keep its bowl in the freezer all the time, so it’s ready to go whenever we want to make ice cream or frozen drinks.

Ice Cream Maker Slushie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of your favorite sweet beverage, chilled (soda, lemonade, fruit drink, etc.)

What You Do:

Fill Ice Cream Maker With Your Favorite Sweet Beverage

Pour your favorite sweet beverage into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker. Then, churn.

Note:This recipe has been sized to fit in a 1-1/2 quart, or larger, ice cream maker. If you’re using a smaller ice cream maker, just fill the freezer bowl to within an inch of the top. This will allow room for expansion, as the drink freezes.

Ice Cream Maker Slushie

It should take 10-20 minutes for your drink to reach the consistency of a slushie.

Homemade Slushie

Ahhh! There’s nothing like a slushie on a scorching hot day.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

For more relief from the heat, be sure to try this ice cream maker frozen hot chocolate recipe.

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How to Make Slushies in an Ice Cream Maker

How to Make Slushies in an Ice Cream Maker

Use your ice cream maker to make slushies! This easy recipe is ready to sip in as little as 10 minutes.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 11/2 quarts 1x

Ingredients

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  • 5 cups of your favorite sweet beverage, chilled (soda, lemonade, fruit drink, etc.)

Instructions

Pour your beverage of choice into an ice cream maker, and churn until it freezes to a slushie consistency, about 10-20 minutes.

Notes

This recipe fits in a 1-1/2 quart ice cream maker. If yours is smaller, just fill the freezer bowl to within an inch of the top, to leave room for expansion.

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2 Comments

  1. Would this work with stevia sweetened sodas? I am try to make low carb icees and failed at this method with diet soda. Thank you!

    1. Hi Becky, I haven’t tested any stevia-sweetened sodas, but I just did some digging, and found two studies that show stevia actually raises the freezing point of a liquid (meaning if anything your icee should start freezing sooner). I’d say it’s worth a try.

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