4th of July Super Slushies

Festive super slushies to help celebrate the 4th -- or any American holiday! These slushies are cool and refreshing, with a shot of flavored vodka. Want to make them family friendly? Just eliminate the vodka!

Photo by Dionne B.
Adapted from tablespoon.com

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from tablespoon.com

Ingredients

  • BLUE LAYER:

  • 1

    (6 ounce) carton Yoplait Light Blueberry yogurt

  • 1

    cup ice

  • 1/4

    cup bright blue sports drink (such as Gatorade G2 Blueberry Pomegranate)

  • 2

    tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (or more to taste)

  • 10

    drops blue food coloring (more or less to get desired color)

  • 1 to 2

    ounces Fluffy Marshmallow flavored vodka*

  • WHITE LAYER:

  • 2

    (8 ounce) cartons Yoplait Greek Honey Vanilla yogurt

  • 1

    cup ice

  • 1/4

    cup water

  • 2

    tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 to 2

    ounces Fluffy Marshmallow flavored vodka*

  • RED LAYER:

  • 1

    (6 ounce) cartonYoplait Light Strawberry yogurt

  • 1

    cup strawberries, washed, hulled and halved

  • 1

    cup ice

  • 1/4

    cup bright red sports drink (such as Gatorade G2 X-Factor Fruit Punch + Berry)

  • 2

    tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (or more to taste)

  • 10

    drops red food coloring (more or less to get desired color)

  • 1 to 2

    ounces Fluffy Marshmallow flavored vodka*

  • GARNISH IDEAS:

  • cream, whipped berries, sprinkles, decorative straws, etc.

Directions

Blue Layer: Place all blue layer ingredients EXCEPT VODKA into a blender pitcher. Pulse to chop ice, then puree until mixture is smooth. Add vodka and blend until mixed in. Fill glasses 1/3 full of blue mixture and place glasses in freezer for 10 minutes, or until set and you're able to add the next layer without the colors mixing. White Layer: Place all white layer ingredients EXCEPT VODKA into a clean blender pitcher. Pulse to chop ice, then puree until mixture is smooth. Add vodka and blend until mixed in. Remove glasses from freezer and fill to 2/3 high with the white mixture, so now the blue is 1/3 and the white is another 1/3 of the glass. TIP: Pour white layer slowly over the back of a spoon onto the blue layer to keep the colors from mixing. Return glasses to freezer for 10 minutes, or until set and you're able to add the next layer without the colors mixing. Red Layer: Place all white layer ingredients EXCEPT VODKA into a clean blender pitcher. Pulse to chop ice, then puree until mixture is smooth. Add vodka and blend until mixed in. Remove glasses from freezer and fill to the brim with the red mixture. TIP: Pour red layer slowly over the back of a spoon onto the white layer to keep the colors from mixing. Return glasses to freezer for 10 minutes. To Serve: Remove glasses from freezer and garnish with whipped cream, berries, sprinkles and decorative straws, if desired. Serve immediately! Vodka Notes: 1) I used Fluffy Marshmallow flavored vodka in this recipe, but any flavored vodka will work -- cake, gummy, blueberry, strawberry, etc. Choose your fave! 2) Adjust vodka amounts according to your taste. Using two ounces vodka in each layer results in roughly one ounce per drink. I used one ounce per layer for a more subtle inclusion. Family-Friendly Version: To make these drinks non-alcoholic, simply omit the vodka in the recipe. Serve immediately after pouring the final red layer on the top. (Alcohol keeps the slushies from freezing completely, but they will freeze more quickly and solid without alcohol in them.)

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