in the kitchen

in the kitchen

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Refreshingly Strawberry

Strawberry Slush
3 cups frozen strawberries
3 cups club soda
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
lemon slices for garnish
Combine ingredients in a blender container. Blend until smooth, stopping and stirring mixture as needed. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices.

Hints: It takes a bit of working to get the strawberries all smoothed out. Just stop the blender and scrape down the sides and blend some more. I use commercially frozen strawberries but you can easily do your  own. Try orange or grapefruit instead of the lemon--it's good!

This is another great cool down treat for the end of summer. It also works in the early spring when strawberries are a given. Sophie and I came up with the initial concept many years ago and it is a classic. Here's to cooling off with taste!