It’s hot. Really hot.
So hot and humid that an extensive heat advisory is old news.
So hot and humid that your glasses fog up when you walk out of the house.
So hot and humid that you fight over who gets to wash the dishes so you don’t have to go out and spread mulch in the garden.
So hot that you just dump the water gun on yourself, rather than wait for a sibling to hit you with a spray of water.
It’s so hot that it’s time for Fruit Slushies.
Back in the days when we lived in the hovel with no AC – we would try to “celebrate the heat” with special cool treats in the afternoon.
These Fruit Slushies were always a favorite!
We’ve discovered that they are still a treat – even with the air on!
The recipe couldn’t be more simple – or more versatile.
Blend together in a blender: (I blend these in batches because my blender isn’t big enough for everything at once.)
1 can fruit cocktail
1 can apricots
1 can peaches
1 can pears
4 medium bananas
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
Pour into a plastic container and freeze. ( I use an ice cream bucket.)
To serve – let the fruit mixture sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Using an ice cream scoop, place scoops of the mixture into a glass and fill it with lemon-lime pop. (We’ve used 7 Up, Sprite, and even store brand – it’s all good!)
I have substituted almost any canned fruit in this recipe and it’s always worked. It doesn’t matter what size cans you use – whatever is in the pantry or on sale will work. Make sure you use the juice and the fruit -just dump it all in!
It’s an inexpensive and fun way to celebrate the last days of summer.