Favorite Homemade Fruit Slushies (2 Ingredients, 2 Minutes!)


Cool off with a refreshing Homemade Fruit Slushie that you can make with just 2 ingredients in a matter of minutes. They’re a great way to stay hydrated and to serve up nutrients in a delicious form!

fruit slushie in jar with straw

Fruit Slushie

I am always looking for ways to help keep the kids hydrated on warm days and offer produce in ways they might enjoy and these slushies fit the bill on both accounts. They’re made with just 2 simple ingredients, they are endlessly adaptable in terms of flavors, and they are so delicious.

Blending up frozen fruit and juice is a really simple way to make a slushie at home. It’s perfect for teething relief, it may help with constipation, and mostly, they’re just really yummy.

ingredients in slushies

Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe you need:

  • Frozen fruit (like apples, cherries, grapes, peaches, or watermelon)
  • 100% fruit juice

TIP: I like to use the same kind of juice as fruit, but you can also use apple if you can’t find the corresponding juice.

slushie ingredients in blender

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the process involved in making this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full details.

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Add more liquid if needed to make a thinner mixture.
  4. Serve with a straw or in a reusable pouch.

TIP: The liquid amounts in frozen fruits vary, so you may prefer to add a little more juice.

grape slushie in cup

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make slushies at home?

To make a slushie at home, you simply add frozen fruit and juice to a blender and blend it up into an icy drink. It’s really easy!

Is there anything I can use other than juice?

If you prefer to skip the juice, you can do half frozen fruit and half fresh fruit, plus a little water if needed. This works best with watermelon and grapes, which have more liquid than other fruits like apples.

What’s the difference between a slushie and a smoothie?

A slushie is typically icier than a smoothie. A smoothie often is made with milk or yogurt and a slushie is typically fruit or fruit juice based.

Do I need a slushie machine?

Nope, a blender works really well here. I have a Certified Refurbished Vitamix (which is less expensive than a brand new one) and it works really well making these.

watermelon-slushie in cup with straw
Watermelon Slushie

Flavor Combinations

Here are some of the flavor combos that we love most. You can also be creative too!

  • Grape Slushie: frozen grapes + grape juice
  • Apple Slushie: frozen apple slices + apple juice
  • Watermelon Slushie: fresh watermelon cubes + frozen watermelon cubes
  • Strawberry Slushie: frozen strawberries + apple juice
apple slushie in cups with blue straws
Apple Slushie

Best Tips for Success

  • Use a juice in the same or a similar flavor as the frozen fruit you use or use apple juice.
  • To make this without adding juice, you can do half frozen fruit and half fresh fruit, plus a little water if needed. This works best with watermelon and grapes, which have more liquid than other fruits. I would not advise trying to do that with fruit like apples.
  • Serve in a straw cup, an open cup with a straw, or in a reusable pouch.
  • You may also like Watermelon Juice, Flavored Milks, and my Favorite Drinks for Kids.

I’d love to hear your feedback if you make this recipe, so please comment and rate it below!

homemade fruit slushie with berries

Easy Fruit Slushie (4 Flavors!)

Amy Palanjian

Made with just two simple ingredients, these fruit slushies are super delicious and refreshing. They’re a great drink for warm days! Plan to freeze the apple slices, grapes, and watermelon cubes the day before (or at least in the morning) you plan to make these.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 0 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course Snack

Cuisine American

Servings 2

Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients 

 

Grape Slushie

  • 1 cup 100% grape juice
  • 1 cup frozen grapes

Apple Slushie

  • 1 cup 100% apple juice
  • 1 cup frozen apple slices (you can leave the skin on)

Watermelon Slushie

  • 1 cup frozen watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup fresh diced seedless watermelon

Strawberry Slushie

  • 1 cup 100% apple juice or lemonade
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Strawberry Watermelon Slushie

  • 1 cup diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Instructions 

  • Add the frozen fruit and juice to a blender.

  • Blend, starting on low and working up to high. Use the stick that came with the blender (if you have one) to get the mixture going if needed.

  • Add a little more liquid if needed to make a thinnish icy mixture.

  • Serve in a straw cup, an open cup with a straw, or a reusable pouch.

Notes

  • Use a juice in the same or a similar flavor as the frozen fruit you use or use apple juice.
  • To make this without adding juice, you can do half frozen fruit and half fresh fruit, plus a little water if needed. This works best with watermelon and grapes, which have more liquid than other fruits. I would not advise trying to do that with fruit like apples.
  • Serve in a straw cup, an open cup with a straw, or in a reusable pouch.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

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