Mmmm, thinking about and seeing the pictures of this delightfully refreshing fruit slush makes my mouth water. This is the slush my mom made while I was growing up and I loved the stuff.
I’ve continued to make it, usually serving it around the holidays (Christmas or New Year’s) but this year got me thinking, why on earth do I reserve the beloved, frozen, citrus concoction for holidays only? I’m hereby changing my ways and am going to make this more often! New Year’s Resolution already. See how goal-oriented I am?
A cinch to prepare, bananas (just go with it!), lemon juice and orange juice are mixed together with a simple syrup and frozen. The slush is mixed and whipped a few times during the freezing process to incorporate a bit of air making it even more lovingly slushy and wonderful.
The frozen slush is scooped into chilled glasses and topped off with ginger ale. I like to mash up the slush with the ginger ale, creating an Icee-type (think: 7-Eleven) consistency but my kids just scoop out chunks of the slush and then guzzle the citrus-infused leftover ginger ale. To each his own, I say.
Happy New Year! If you are looking for any New Year’s appetizers, click here. We always make our favorite, traditional egg rolls with a side of California rolls and some other random appetizers thrown in there. See you next year! (I LOVE saying that.)