Monday, January 02, 2012

Newfie Slush

Anyone who has been to just about any house of a Newfoundlander over the holidays has been offered a glass of Slush.  It's a tradition!  Slush is a frozen low alcoholic drink made up of lots of fruit juices.  This year I made up 2 batches, one with alcohol and one without.  What I didn't realize was how comforting Slush is when you're feeling ill.  Soothing on the throat and stomach, thirst quenching for that nasty dehydration that comes from either pukin or a constant runny noise and breathing through your mouth... you get the idea. I'm putting on another batch of the non-alcoholic version tomorrow (you can always add a bit of booze when you make up a glass if you're feeling festive and not at death's door) to have on hand as we swing full on into cold season around here.

Newfie Slush
Makes 2 good size ice cream containers

  • 1 can frozen unsweetened orange juice
  • 1 can frozen unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can frozen lemonade
  • 1 cup sugar ( you can add a little less if you don't like it too sweet)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pint or 375ml vodka (optional)
  • lemon lime pop, ginger ale or club soda to serve it with it

  1. Mix everything from orange juice to vodka together and pour into buckets
  2. Freeze 24 hours.  If you aren't using alcohol be sure to stir up the freezing mix with a large fork several times during the first 6 hours or so.  Otherwise you'll end up with one big slush ice cube. 
  3. Scoop out enough frozen slush to almost fill a glass.
  4. Top with pop or soda and mix.
  5. Enjoy!

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