If you’re anything like us, you can remember the first time you tried a soda slushy like it was yesterday. Maybe you had just biked to the local gas station on a balmy afternoon. Perhaps it was at the summer carnival a few towns over. Or the slushy cart across from the park.
However it happened, tasting your first soda slushy is an almost-magical right of passage that’s not easily forgotten. That frosty tingle of sparkling ice crystals hitting your tongue, the rush of sweetness, the—boy, could we go on...
And while the slushy experiences of your childhood may have been limited to the annual carnival or unreliable gas station machine, slushies are now easy to make at home thanks to the ZOKU Slush & Shake Maker.
Even better, soda slushies are some of the simplest to whip up because you need only one ingredient: a high-quality soda! In today’s blog post, we’ll show you how we created a prebiotic-rich sparkling Strawberry Vanilla Slushy using nothing more than the Slush Maker and a can of Olipop. This method for how to make a soda slushy can be used with any flavor of pop provided it does not contain artificial sweeteners or sugar-free ingredients (which can inhibit the freezing process).
EASY SPARKLING STRAWBERRY VANILLA SLUSH
SERVING SIZE: Makes 2 slushies
2 cups (16 oz) high-quality soda
Ice cream (optional)
1. Add up to 1 cup (8 oz) of soda to the fully frozen inner core of your slush maker. We used Strawberry Vanilla soda, but you can also create classic cola slushies, lemon-lime soda slushies, and more—the list goes on!
2. Intermittently stir and scrape the inner core’s sides until your slushy thickens (about 7 minutes).
3. Enjoy! Slurp as is or add a dollop of your favorite ice cream to top things off.
Our team is always working on new slushy recipes to try with your Slush & Shake Maker. You can find them here!