Easy Strawberry Slushie Recipe for Kids

4 people
10 min

This easy kid friendly Strawberry Slush is the perfect summer treat. A healthy slushie with just 4 ingredients. This can be easily adapted to either a Daiquiri Cocktail for adults or kids can make these easy fruit slushies with a variety of fruits like mangoes, blueberries or pineapple.

Keep a variety of frozen fruit in stock and the kids can easily make this snack on their own all summer long without bothering you – as long as they’re old enough to put a a few things in the blender and mix!

With the use of frozen fruit, this is more of a frozen strawberry slush recipe as the final result is well chilled without any need for ice – the perfect summer treat for kids.

And with just the addition of a little rum, easily made into a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri for adults.

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If you are in Italy, you might know this as a cremolata. Basically, it’s a fancy Italian word for slush. Anyone who grew up in the US remembers fondly trips to 7-Eleven for basically one reason, the slush. Remember the blue raspberry flavor? I cringe now to think what that was made with…we all know there aren’t any blue raspberries right? For most of us, that was our favorite flavor. I think mainly because we liked comparing whose mouth turned more blue afterwards. The little things that give us so much pleasure as children…

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Here’s a slush that can be made quickly at home and instead of all the artificial food coloring that I am sure is used at 7-Eleven, this one gets its natural color from one thing…actual fruit…

I based my version of this Strawberry Slushie off of the Italian Cremolata with the addition of fresh basil. Cremolata is basically what we in America call ice (pronounced ice-y). For the picky kids, they might find the herbs weird. However, this Strawberry Slush is enhanced with these herbs.

With just a few simple ingredients, this makes a healthy summer snack.

Want to make it even healthier?

Add a little frozen acai to up the antioxidants!


If you have fresh seasonal summer fruit, you can also make this Strawberry Slushie Recipe with the same consistency using fresh fruit. Just replace the water in the recipe with ice.

Other frozen or fresh fruit that would taste wonderful in slush form includes mangoes, blueberries, pineapple and mixed berries.

Instead of basil, you can also use mint, rosemary, or lavender. All of these herbs will enhance the flavor of any fruit slushie.

For the adult version, instead of rum, you can use vodka, gin or your favorite liquor.

The Ingredients

The ingredients are few and simple.

  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Basil
  • Honey
  • water


Then just mix it all in a blender!

Daiquiri Version

What’s in a daiquiri?

A daiquiri is a popular summer cocktail made of rum, simple syrup and lime. With fruit added, varietal daiquiries can be made in a variety of flavors.

This Instant Daiquiri Recipe is so easy – just take your Strawberry Slushie Recipe and add rum!

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You can easily turn these Strawberry Slushie Recipe into an Instant Strawberry Daiquiri by adding a few shots of rum per glass, according to taste.

Instant Strawberry Daiquiri

Although I served this Strawberry Slushie with a spoon, it’s thin enough that the spoon isn’t necessary and you can slurp the whole drink up with just the straw.



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Easy Strawberry Slushie Recipe for Kids
Recipe details
  • 4  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 16 oz. frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 6 to 8 basil leaves torn
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • few shots of rum for daiquiri version only

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until well blended and slushy.
Transfer to a glass and serve immediately.
  • Easily transform these Strawberry Slushies into an instant Strawberry Daiquiri by adding a few shots of rum.
  • You can also follow this same method to make other fruit slushies with pineapple, mangoes, peaches or other berries.
  • You can omit the basil or use other herbs like mint, rosemary or lavender.
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