Lemon Berry Slush

This lemon berry slush can be made in a blender and finished in minutes. A delicious drink to cool off or a fun drink to serve at a party!

Lemon berry slush

As I grew up, my sister and I became obsessed with Sonic's lemon berry mud. We always made time for our excursions or happy hour trips to make sure we got a slap at half price. And though I admit that I still love a taste of them, they are a little too sugary for me to finish one today.

So the best thing about making your own slush is that you can perfectly control the amount of sugar and exactly what you add to your drink.

How to make a slushy drink

  • First blend: Combine frozen strawberries with freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, orange juice and sugar. Mix for 20-30 seconds.
  • Add ice: add crushed or full ice cubes to the blender
  • Mix again: mix again, stop the blender as needed to stir everything up again. Blend until a smooth, ice-free consistency is reached.
  • Enjoy: Pour in glasses and enjoy!

Adjusting the sugar

Everyone has different tolerances for sugar, so while doing this, keep that in mind. Increase the amount of sugar to a sweeter lemon berry strain, decrease or slowly add to a less sweet slush.

The amount of sugar used also depends on the orange juice you use. I use a store-bought orange juice (we love Simply Orange; not sponsored). Simply put, Orange has quite a bit of added sugar, so if you end up squeezing your own oranges, you may be able to increase the sugar a little. Sweetness can also vary depending on the frozen strawberries used; some are sweeter than others.

Lemon berry slush tools needed

This lemon berry slush is very simple to make, but you need a good blender (think Blendtec or Vitamix). Be sure to use a high powered blender or you may need to mix ingredients in batches at a small sacrifice for consistency.

Quick tips:

  • Use real, freshly squeezed lemon for this lemon berry slush. If you juice a lot of citrus, I recommend a little juicer or citrus reamer – you don't need anything special or crazy expensive. This one is cheap and a great investment!
  • make sure that enough mix all the ingredients; ice pieces are not good in a slack! If necessary, stop the blender a few times and stir everything up with a spoon before restarting another mixture.
  • Give the slush a taste test before serving and increasing sugar or other flavors as desired.

More delicious drinks:

Lemon Berry Slush

This lemon berry slush can be made in a blender and finished in minutes. A delicious drink to cool off or a fun drink to serve at a party!

Course: Dessert

Food: American

Keywords: lemon berry mud

Servings: 4 drinks


  • 2 cups (275 g) of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) cooked orange juice (See note 1)
  • 1/2 cup (110 g) of water
  • 1/4 cup (54 g) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (47 g) of white, granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (268 g)


  1. INITIAL BLEND: Place strawberries, orange juice, water, lemon juice and sugar in a large high-powered blender. Blend for 15-20 seconds.

  2. ADD ICE: Add the ice cream and mix or pulse until all the ingredients are well incorporated and there are no ice cubes left. (The more crushed the ice is before mixing, the easier it will mix and the better the end result). Mixing will take a little patience and a little stirring in between. Blend until smooth and no ice piles are left, but excessive mixing will result in an aqueous beverage.

  3. ENJOY: Pour in glasses and enjoy immediately.

recipe Notes

Note 1: If you are using a freshly squeezed orange juice, you may need more sugar added. I used a store-bought orange juice that had added sugar in it. (I used Simply Orange Orange Juice)

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