Banana Slush

Banana Slush

Congratulations! You’ve stumbled upon the most delicious holiday drink recipe of all time. My husband always teases me about how my family fights over banana slush but then he says, “Wait, there’s banana slush? I want some.” You need to make sure you have a big cup so you can claim your share before it’s gone.

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 177 milliliters Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 6 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 6 whole Ripe Bananas
  • 1.36 liters Pineapple Juice
  • 2 bottles (2-liter Size) Lemon-Line Soda

Preparation

Note: The slush mixture makes approximately 1 gallon. Once you mix it with soda, it will make a total of 2 gallons.

Start by preparing 2 half-gallon containers that you will use for freezing. You can mix everything in a huge bowl if you have one or divide it as you go, and mix it individually in your containers.

Microwave water until very warm. Pour in blender, add sugar and blend until sugar is dissolved. Add orange juice concentrate and lemon juice to blender and blend on high until totally smooth. Add contents of blender to the huge mixing bowl.

Add half the bananas and half of the pineapple juice to the blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add contents of the blender to the mixing bowl.

Add remaining bananas and pineapple juice to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add to mixing bowl.

Mix juices until totally combined. Pour into freezing containers and close them tightly. Freeze about 24 hours until frozen solid.

Remove ½ gallon frozen slush mixture 1 hour before you are serving it. After letting it thaw on the counter for 1 hour, use a table knife to cut it in two directions. I normally cut it into about ½ inch sections. Add 2 liters of soda to a gallon pitcher. Spoon slush mixture into pitcher. Stir gently to combine. Adding the soda first reduces the amount of foam in your pitcher.

Repeat previous step if you are making the whole recipe at once. This can also be made in a 2-gallon punch bowl instead of 2 gallon-sized pitchers.

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