FOOD

Pop Basil Leaves And Frozen Fruit Into A Blender For Refreshing Strawberry Cider Slushies

by Caroline Hockenbury
Caroline is an editorial intern who enjoys running, making origami, and beatboxing (simultaneously).

During the scorching summer months, staying cool is essential.

Some people do so by taking a dip in the swimming pool. Others may reach for a few scoops of ice cream or even venture indoors to ice cold AC territory.

How do you cool off when the summer sun is too hot to handle?

Personally, my favorite way to beat the heat is to plop fresh fruit, ice, and vanilla yogurt into my trusty blender. After pouring myself a sweet smoothie, I can then sit on the back porch and enjoy the sunshine — without fear of being drained by the heat.

If you too are a fan of fruity summer drinks, then you are going to love this simple recipe for strawberry cider slushies! It takes no longer than five to ten minutes to prepare the refreshing beverage; all you need is a few handfuls of frozen strawberry slices, three to four basil leaves, and a bottle of your favorite hard cider!

Although this recipe results in an adult beverage, you can make the drink kid-proof by simply substituting apple juice for hard cider. Now, the whole family can enjoy yummy slushies together!

To learn how to make your own strawberry cider slushies this summer, check out the recipe and video below.

What is your favorite drink to enjoy in the summertime? Let us know in the comments, then please SHARE this article with your friends on Facebook!

Cook: 0 min
Prep: 10 min
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 3 to 4 basil leaves
  • 2 cups hard cider
Instructions
  • Dump the frozen strawberries, basil leaves, and hard cider into a blender. Mix until thoroughly blended.
  • For an even slushier texture, add a few ice cubes.
  • Dress up your drink by serving it in a Mason jar with a decorative straw and extra basil leaf. Garnish with an apple slice or any other piece of fruit.
Will you give this sweet summer drink a try? If so, please SHARE this recipe with your friends and family on Facebook!
Strawberry Cider Slushies 10 minutes 0 minutes 10 minutes Serves 3 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/07/strawberry-slushies-recipe-card-850x444.jpg frozen strawberries, sliced basil leaves hard cider Dump the frozen strawberries, basil leaves, and hard cider into a blender. Mix until thoroughly blended. For an even slushier texture, add a few ice cubes. Dress up your drink by serving it in a Mason jar with a decorative straw and extra basil leaf. Garnish with an apple slice or any other piece of fruit.

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