Sunday, July 3, 2011

Homemade Slurpees

Who knew?  When I found this recipe for homemade slurpees on this blog, I knew I had to make it for my kids.  They look forward to the one day a year they are able to have the real slushy treat from the Sev.... July 11th (7-11).  It's the one day a year they give them out free... small, but free! 

Pathetic, to be sure.  Who deprives their kids of such luxuries all but one day a year?  And last year it fell on a Sunday so we didn't even go.  So, it's been two whole years since my kids have enjoyed a true Slurpee. 

I thought I'd make this slurpee and be the hero of all heroes!  We'd never have to hit the Sev again. 

Turns out, I was the hero for but a fleeting moment until my oldest daughter looked at me and said, "These are good, but..." (Why is there always a but?) "...we're still going to 7-11 on 7-11." 

It's true, they weren't quite the same.  There's just something about a real slurpee...

But we had fun with it anyway. 

Just a note, if you decide to find the recipe on that site, I had to use almost twice as much ice as it called for. 

Below are the pics of my kids enjoying their grape slurpees.


1 comment:

Erica Reinhart said...

Thanks for the share! I wish they always had that cup size (the free one)