These 4-ingredient strawberry-mango slushies will make your summer even brighter!
Winter weather typically makes me gravitate toward warm cups of coffee in heavy mugs and steaming Earl Grey in pretty teacups. But every once in a while—usually as spring approaches—I’ll crave something fresher.
By this time of year, I’m just so ready for blue skies, new growth, and fresh locally grown produce!
When I used to work with my dad at one of his home construction sites, I loved stopping at a gas station on the rare occasion to get a slushy. After working for hours in Florida’s hot, humid summer weather, it was a welcome treat.
I haven’t stopped for a slushy in years, but I’ll always have fond memories of them- despite knowing they contain artificial dyes and flavors and loads of sugar! ;)
Our local grocery store had mangos for $0.50 each the other day, so I picked up 3 and knew I wanted to do something fun with them. Slushies just seemed like the perfect fate for those mangos. I started experimenting with ingredients we had on hand, and after a couple of tries, I was loving the recipe!
Plus, these strawberry mango slushies are perfect for Valentine’s Day because… they’re a beautiful red color. Yup. But seriously, they have a nice mix of sweetness and tartness, and are definitely the refreshing reprieve I was hoping for!
Unlike gas station slushies, there are no added sweeteners; the fruit and fruit juice are the only sources of sugar. The main flavor that comes through is strawberry, but the mango gives a nice sweetness to the drink.
You only need 4 ingredients to make these strawberry mango slushies, which I like. Simplicity is my favorite!
Cutest little kitchen helper—er—distraction! Always so curious as to what’s going on. I can’t wait until he’s old enough to help his mama and daddy create in the kitchen! We’re going to have a blast making messes together.
Strawberry Mango Slushies
- 1 mango, peeled and seeded
- 2.5 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/4 c. cranberry juice (no sugar added)
- 1/4 c. coconut water
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy your Strawberry Mango Slushies with a couple of straws! (What’s a slushy without a straw?!)
Let me know what you think if you give these Strawberry Mango Slushies a try! And if you have a favorite homemade slushy recipe, I’d love to test it out! :)