The official start of Summer will be here in just a few days. My favorite summertime treats are slurpees and Rita’s ItaliSlurpeesecause they keep me cool during those hot summer days. When I’m not at 7-11 or Rita’s grabbing a cold drink, I like to make drinks at home like this frozen mango slushy.
This delicious, refreshing frozen slushy does not require any added sweetener thanks to a healthy dose of fresh (or frozen) mango and orange juice. A small amount of fresh lime juice adds just the right amount of tanginess to balance out the sweeter flavors. The recipe is really simple and easy to whip up on any summer day.
- 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed (or 2½ c. frozen mango)
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 8-10 large ice cubes
- 4 short fresh rosemary spears, bottom leaves removed
- 12 small fresh mango chunks
- 4 oz 100% agave tequila
Prepare garnish by threading mango cubes onto fresh rosemary spears and set aside.
Add fresh or frozen mango, lime juice, orange juice, and water to a blender and pulse to combine. For an adults-only variation, add four ounces of tequila, as well.
Add ice and pulse for a few seconds, just until the ice is crushed into small pieces. Do not over-blend.
Pour into serving glasses and garnish with rosemary-mango spears. Serve immediately and enjoy!
What’s your favorite summertime drink?