Now you don’t have to head to the corner store for your favorite frozen drink . Make this Homemade Cherry Slurpee that tastes just like the original. Yummy!
For as long as I can remember I have loved grabbing a Slurpee at the corner store. Growing up in So-Cal it was the thing to get at 7-11 & they were everywhere.
It’s my “go-to” frozen drink & if it’s cherry flavor- I’m ecstatic. It’s my ALL-TIME favorite.
It’s the thing that I will always grab if we are just stopping in, I can’t pass it up. It just makes me so happy & can brighten almost any day.
But I obviously can’t be running to the store all the time. If you follow me on Instagram then you saw how excited I was when the hubs found me freeze & go Icee packs.
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As yummy as they are – I still wanted something I could make at home with things I already keep on hand. This keeps me from heading into the store in the first place – because we all know that once I’m in there I’m not going to buy just the one thing I walked in for. 🙂
I can’t get enough.
So I started testing recipes to come up with one that tastes as close to the original as I could get it. I hit the nail on the head with this one because it’s absolutely PERFECT.
Just like the ones I love from the store. Cool, frosty, delicious & PACKED full of that great cherry flavor. I’m in Slurpee heaven. I’m making them all the time now & I’m a happy girl.
Here are some commonly asked questions
Can I make this in another flavor?
Yes, you could use another flavor of Kool-Aid if you like. You would have to also swap out the cherry juice & use a flavored drink syrup instead.
Do I have to use club soda?
Well, no, you don’t have to. You could use 7-Up or Sprite instead. But then that makes this taste more like a thick cherry limeade instead of a traditional slurpee. It is plenty good, just not the same.
What if I don’t have a blender?
You can use a food processor if you need to. But I highly recommend a high powdered blender to really crush that ice and make it the right slurpee consistency.
How many can this serve?
This homemade cherry slurpee recipe makes enough for 2-3 tall glasses, so it is perfect for sharing.
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Can this recipe be doubled?
You can, making it perfect for pool parties & summer gatherings.
HOW DO YOU MAKE a Cherry Slurpee?
- Place all ingredients in blender & blend on high for several minutes.
- Once mixture is like slush & free of all remaining chunks of ice it’s ready to serve.
- Pour into serving classes & kick back, relax & enjoy.
What is the best way to store leftover slurppes?
Since this is a frozen drink it does melt quickly. You can pop it in the freezer if you need to to keep it cold and slow the melt, but only for a little while. The consistency will change if it ends up completely frozen.
To make Homemade Cherry Slurpee you will need…
- club soda
- granulated sugar
- cherry Kool-Aid drink mix
- maraschino cherry juice
- crushed ice
Products I love when making Homemade Cherry Slurpees…
This cherry slurpee recipe is so EASY and delicious – and if you’re like me, you probably already have most of these items on hand! OR maybe you have never made a slurpee before & I understand, it can be intimidating. But I’m telling you, you’re going to love this recipe. I have made a list below of the things I absolutely can’t live without when it comes to making homemade slurpees.
So perfect for so many occasions!
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Homemade Cherry Slurpee
- 1 cup cold club soda
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp cherry Kool-Aid drink mix
- 1/2 tsp maraschino cherry juice
- 2 cups crushed ice
- Place all ingredients in blender & blend on high for several minutes
- Once mixture is like slush & free of all remaining chunks of ice it's ready to serve
- Pour into serving classes & kick back, relax & enjoy
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
What! The best part of summer, will totally have to try this!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
This looks so good and so refreshing! I never would have thought to use club soda. You’re so darn clever! 🙂
Theresa @DearCreatives says
I recently have been making tons of homemade slurpies and smoothies. Thanks for the recipe. I tried to comment on a recipe & other post you shared at the party but, for some reason there weren’t any comment boxes when I visited them to comment on. Maybe they were already closed? or a computer glitch. Thanks for linking up at the Inspiration Spotlight party. I love seeing your lovely posts. They were pinned & shared. Have a great rest of your week.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
How refreshing and delicious! The perfect summer cooler.
Shellie Bowdoin says
Slurping are the best summer treat and it’s even better when you can make your own!! I would love for you to share this post on the #funsummerfinds linkup. It runs on my site from Thursday to Saturday!
Md Redoy Hossain says
OMG! That looks so yummy! I loved it. Thanks for sharing it.
Mona Elam says
Do you use unsweetened or sweetened Kool-aid mix?
Gina Kleinworth says
This uses the original unsweetened version in the envelope, not the pre-sweetened kind sold in a tub. I have a link to the product under the section of the post that says “Products I love when making Homemade Cherry Slurpees…”