Frozen-inspired slushies — a treat worth watching the movie again for
Is the obsession with Disney's Frozen still going strong in your house? Or maybe you just love Anna, Elsa and Olaf as much as the kids do? If so, these fun Frozen-inspired shaved ice slushies are a perfect treat to enjoy while popping in the DVD (again!).
My 8-year-old is still all about everything Frozen. Even though the Disney flick came out in 2013, she still loves it all — Frozen-themed books, dolls, backpacks, sneakers, bathing suits, water bottles... Pretty much anything Frozen is a win in her eyes.
Although I am trying to not buy her more "stuff" (sorry, Disney!), I do indulge her with some Frozen-inspired treats, like these layered ice slushies.
These slushies are really very simple to make and a great treat in the summer heat. You can layer them in the Frozen colors, or you can just scoop some into a bowl and pretend Queen Elsa conjured up this cool snack for her biggest fans.
Frozen-themed layered slushies recipe
The gelatin in this recipe provides flavor, and it also lets the slushie last a little longer before melting. The directions below show how to make a purple/maroon color from red and blue gelatin, but you might be able to find grape gelatin in your local food store as a replacement.
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 2 hours | Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- 1 (3 ounce) package blue raspberry gelatin
- 1 (3 ounce) package cherry gelatin (you can replace with grape gelatin if available)
- 1 (3 ounce) package clear gelatin (or 1 ounce packet gelatin powder)
- 3 cans lemon-lime soda
- 3 cups boiling water
- Assorted white or snowflake sprinkles/candies (optional)
- In a stovetop pan, heat the water to boiling.
- Into 3 separate heat- and freezer-safe bowls, empty the gelatin.
- Add 1 cup of boiling water to each bowl, and mix until all the gelatin has dissolved.
- Add 1 can of soda to each bowl, and mix well.
- To a new bowl, add 1 cup of the blue gelatin mixture and 1 cup of red gelatin mixture to make purple/maroon. Adjust with more red or blue as needed to get the color you prefer.
- Freeze the blue, purple and clear (white) mixtures for at least 2 hours or until totally frozen.
- Remove from the freezer, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Use an ice cream scoop to shave the ice mixture, and layer each color of slush into cups, or simply scoop into bowls.
- Add sprinkles, and enjoy.