My little guy loves a slushy from Sonic, and really, who DOESN’T? I mean, they are delicious, and you can get them in so many flavors. They have a lot of sugar though. I believe the actual amount is labeled “a crap ton”. I worked at sonic in high school and remember making them, I won’t go into how they were mixed in a large garbage with eight bags of sugar and you had to stick your arm in up to your armpit to stir it. They don’t do that anymore I don’t think. And if they do….. It hasn’t deterred me one bit from them. There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a watermelon slushy. Or cherry.
My little guy has figured out that whatever he wants to eat, I can make. It’s both flattering and exhausting, but the challenges are fun. I’ve made Lego gummies, s’mores with fondant instead of a marshmallow (this actually worked really well) a cake in the shape of a lion for “international lion day”. This proved that I can make it, but I can’t really make it pretty, when I showed it to my mom and she asked if my four year old frosted it.
It was only a matter of time until I was asked to make a slushy.
I broke down what it was, (sugar, water, coloring, and flavor) so why not? I just needed to freeze it. Then it dawned on me, the ice cream maker!
So I started with a simple syrup:
I will say this, I made strawberry flavored by using the flavoring for hard candy, and just a regular simple syrup, but it was sweet. Really sweet. Like, there is no way I’m letting anyone eat this, sweet. I added a little water, lemon juice and a tad bit of salt. It was still too sweet. It tastes good, but it needed more water before I could let anyone eat a whole cup full, but it was already frozen by then.
So I made one, let every one have two bites, and got rid of it. Next time, less sugar,