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September 22, 2011 / mintcustard

Glee Slushee

“Students that ate the ravioli today and are not up to date on their tetanus shot should see the school nurse immediately.”

This weather is revolting. One thing I am really missing this summer, apart from the sun, warmth, walking around the garden in bare feet and the smell of sun tan lotion is sitting in the garden with a drink at the end of the day. Somehow huddling by the telly wrapped in a fleece supping on a hot chocolate isn’t right in Juneuary, yes, I have even renamed the month because it can’t make it’s mind up which season it belongs to. However in an attempt to make myself feel more summery a glass or two of a strawberry slush can do the trick. An added slug of gin when it isn’t a school night makes it even better still, and it is pretty wonderful already may I say.

I am adding this to the One Ingredient challenge co hosted by Working London Mummy and  Laura, at How to cook good food  as their ingredient this month is strawberries.

Glee Slushie

All over the world people seem to express their anger by throwing things. Whether it’s shoes at an ex-US president, eggs at John Prescott or a drink over a politician it seems to be an effective way to get your message across.

For the members of Glee club this form of musical criticism is a regular occurrence. ducking to avoid a face full of bright red slush is tantamount to an initiation rite. I’m still not sure that Brittany doesn’t think there is a ceiling mounted Slushie dispenser in the hallway.

I am not suggesting you throw this at anyone, it is far too tasty.

Mise en scene

(makes 6 half pint glasses of slush)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

juice of half a lemon

1 punnet of Strawberries

crushed ice

6 half pint glasses

It’s all in the edit

  • Choose your victim.
  • Place the water, lemon juice and sugar in a large heavy bottomed pan and place over a low heat.
  • Hull and halve the strawberries and place into the sugar, lemon and water mixture. Cook over a low heat until the strawberries soften and the liquid turns a bright red colour.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Either blend the cooled mixture using a stick blender or pass the strawberries and syrup through a metal sieve.
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with crushed ice. (My fridge does this for me but you can always fill two plastic bags with ice, cover with a tea towel, and hit them with a rolling pin to crush the ice.)
  • Share the syrup equally between the glasses. If necessary top up with water. Add a straw, a few chopped strawberry pieces and a show tune of your choice as background music.
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  1. laura@howtocookgoodfood / Jun 10 2012 9:23 pm

    So good, I love this idea and plan to be over doing the strawberry recipes this month in the hope of bringing back the sunshine! Thanks for entering #OneIngedient :)x

  2. This is a delicious recipe for June, I love the idea of home made slushy am bookmarking this to make for my daughter

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