There is nothing better than diving into a frozen drink during the hot summer months. Whether you're playing by the swimming pool or organizing an adults-only evening fiesta in the backyard, frozen drinks are the perfect accompaniment to pool parties, BBQs, dinner parties, and even just relaxing in the heat. And of course, while you can buy frozen drinks (or frozen drink mixes) from the store, it's hard to know how much extra sugar, dyes, and chemical preservatives they're adding...and our guess is, however much they're adding is too much. Instead, we've found the most delicious, tasty recipes for summer slushies out there and organized them into kid-friendly and adult-only. For most of these recipes, all you'll need is a good blender in the kitchen and the ingredients listed, but you can also substitute different ingredients based on what you have on hand and personal preference. So put down the soda and get ready to experience the perfect, frozen, summer treat!

Kid Friendly Frozen Drinks

Blue Raspberry Slushie

Kitchen tips: Neon blue slushie recipie
Dining room Tricks and Treats via Picssr


  • Club Soda
  • Sugar
  • Blue Raspberry Lemonade Kool-Aid Drink Mix
  • Crushed Ice
  • Neon Blue Food Coloring

Taste: Sweet, sugary, light

Recipe from Baking Beauty

Fruit Slushie

Delicious kitchen treats to enjoy indoors or outdoors
Amazing Kitchen Recipes via Babble


  • Fresh Fruit
  • Ice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Herb/Spice Add-Ins (like mint, basil, ginger)

Taste: Depends on fruit; usually refreshing, fruity, fresh

Recipe from kitchn

Orange Cream Slushie

Orange you glad you made slushie? DIY kitchen tips and tricks
Have this for your next home gathering via Cakeyboi


  • Orange Juice
  • Milk
  • Orange Slices
  • White Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ice Cubes

Taste: Orange creamsicle, rich, sweet

Recipe from Glue Sticks & Gumdrops

Adult-Only Frozen Drinks

Berrylicious Frozen Sangria

Big glassware is needed: slushies that can't fit in the kitchen
Learn to make this on Youtube


  • Red Wine
  • Ice Cubes
  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Orange-Flavored Liqueur
  • Orange
  • White Sugar

Taste: Sweet, fruity, refreshing

Recipe from allrecipes

Sweet Tea and Bourbon Slushie

Bar slushies: the coolest way to drink (literally)
Great drink to grab. Bar stool included. via BourbonandBrownSugar


  • Water
  • Black Tea Bags
  • Sugar
  • Bourbon

Taste: Refreshing, unique, sweet

Recipe from Stir & Scribble

Baileys and Kahlua Coffee Granita

A cool pick me up: coffee flavored slushie
Keep cool with caffeine via KeepItSimpleSweetie


  • Milk, Half-and-Half, or Cream
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Bailey Irish Cream
  • Strong Coffee
  • Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

Taste: Coffee, Vanilla, Sweet, Strong

Recipe from Cooks with Cocktails

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