Tasty Treats: How to Make Homemade Slushies

Ready to blow your kids’ minds? This weekend, surprise them with the most awesome summertime dessert there is: homemade slushies!

We call them slushies here in Chicago and I remember my mom buying them for me at the local mall when I was a kid. They were so much fun and so many flavor options! I did a little research and found that in other areas they are called a few different things – maybe you call them slushes, ices, ice-es, or something else. Whatever you call them, I hope you remember them as fondly as I do.

Instead of running out to the mall and buying one today as you reminisce, pull out the blender and make one at home! You will need 2 things to make slushies at home – flavored simple syrup and crushed ice. Super easy!

Tasty Treats: How to Make Homemade Slushies

Slushies were definitely one of my favorite childhood treats, but with goodness-knows-what in those technicolor flavors at my local convenience stores, parks, and ice cream shops, I’m now a bit hesitant to partake. At least, I was until I learned just how easy it is to make flavored simple syrup of my own!

Perfect for birthday parties or hot summer evenings, this homemade slushie recipe that Jenny from Honey and Birch shared on Craftaholics Anonymous is sure to become an immediate family favorite.

Relive some of those fond childhood memories or make some new ones with your own kids!