Sweet, fruity and cold, the Icee brand of frozen drink appears in convenience stores across the United States. Create a replica of this summer time treat at home with a blender and ice. Making your own Icee-style drink lets you customize the flavors and levels of sugar. Diabetics can even use a sugar substitute equal to the amount of required sugar. Rather than going to your nearest Icee vendor, make your own Icee-style concoction at home.
Things You'll Need
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 package unsweetened drink mix
- 6 cups ice
- 3 to 4 serving glasses
Combine in a blender 1 cup of sugar, 1 package of unsweetened drink mix and 3 cups of water.
Cover and blend on low speed to dissolve the drink mix and sugar.
Remove the top and add 6 cups of ice to the blender.
Recover and blend the Icee mix on high power until the ice breaks down and the drink reaches a slushy consistency.
Pour into three serving glasses for large 16-oz. servings or four glasses for 12-oz. servings.
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