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Real Fruit Slushies


Keep your kids happy and hydrated this summer with simple real fruit slushies! These frosty treats are 100% free from artificial flavors and dyes, and sweetened with nothing but real fruit and a touch of honey.

real whole fruit slushies in glasses with straws

Do you have an ice cream truck in your neighborhood? If so, tell us honestly: do you dread the sound of that merry jingle coming down your block?

Kids love all the cold, sweet things in the summertime. You really can’t blame them. But for those of us wishing to limit sugar-laden and highly-processed foods, the summer parade of soft serve and neon-colored popsicles isn’t necessarily welcome.

Of course, we still want our kids to experience the joy of a frosty treat in the shade on a hot day. That’s where these real fruit slushies come in majorly handy.

strawberry and blueberry slushies for summer treat

A Fun and Healthy Summer Treat

These real fruit slushies get their gorgeous color and sweet flavor from whole frozen fruits and a touch of honey. Whole fruits provide kids with fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, folate, and potassium… (good luck finding all that in a storebought popsicle… even the “natural” kind!)

These slushies come in a rainbow of natural colors depending on what fruit you make them from. You can get as creative as you (and your kids) like with the fruits you use. Here’s a few ideas to try individually, or in combinations:

  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • watermelon
  • peaches
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • grapes
  • cantaloupe
  • honeydew
  • cherries
fresh fruit slushies ready to drink

Tips for Making Fresh Fruit Slushies

The whole recipe for these slushies won’t take you more than five minutes. But we’ve compiled a few tips to help you make the tastiest and most fun fruit slushies.

First, be flexible with the amount of honey you add. Some fruits, like grapes and mango, are quite sweet. Others, like raspberries and strawberries, might taste best with an extra tablespoon of honey added to the blender.

Serve slushies in a clear cup with a spoon AND a straw. You might notice that the slushies are thick at first (best eaten with a spoon), and more slurpable after about five minutes of resting (hello, straw.) A clear cup lets that beautiful color shine through.

Say yes to frozen fruits. You can absolutely cut and freeze your own fruits. But it’s perfectly fine to use bagged frozen fruit in this recipe. The flavor and nutrition is all there.

A good strong blender makes great slushies. We use a Blendtec.

Turn leftovers into homemade ice pops. Pour any extra into a pop mold and freeze for a second round of healthy frozen treats.

rainbow colored fruit slushies for a healthy summer snack

Craving more fruity summer treats? Try Pineapple Lemonade Ice Pops and Strawberry Mango Chia Pops.

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Whole Fruit Slushies

Keep your kids happy and hydrated this summer with simple real fruit slushies! These frosty treats are 100% free from artificial flavors and dyes, and sweetened with nothing but real fruit and a touch of honey.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 1 cup
Calories: 102kcal


  • 2 cup frozen fruit of your choice (strawberries, peaches, pineapples, watermelon, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Place frozen fruit, honey, and water in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend thoroughly, adding an additional 1/4 of water if needed to blend.
  • Serve immediately for a slushy you can scoop with a spoon, or let rest for 5-10 minutes for a slushy you can sip through a straw.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 20g
Keyword : fruit slushies, gluten-free, snack, vegetarian


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Natalie Monson

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i tried frzn berries. 3/4c blueberries, pinch of salt and 2/3c ice water. took alot of shaking but my oster finally made a slush. def needs honey or stevia glycerite…i used 2 drops. kids dont like it. i do tho lol but im not a slurpee drinker anyway, ah well.

Hi Avery, the calorie count depends on what kind of fruit you use. 1 Tablespoon of honey has 64 calories. So you can add that together with the calorie count of your fruit (2 cups worth.) I hope this gets you halfway there at least. 🙂

Omigosh, this is so much better than those super sugary ones! I have a better recipe though. Actually, its way better if you put fruit in blender, blend then pour the fruit-ice into a ziplock. Put it on it’s side in the freezer. Then, after 2-4 hours, take out the flat ice cube and use a rolling pin to crush the ice into a slushie. It’s an extra step, but my kids loved crushing the ice!

It depends on the fruit you use, so we don’t have the nutritional information available. Sorry about that!

5 stars
its so discusting it made me have stage 4 diahrea i regret making this
my kids passed out and we had to go to the er because it was so bad. they are okay but they sometimes faint randomly ever since we made it. the poo hasnt stopped since i drunk this. not to mention it tastes like dog poo and cat pee mixed togheter. the diahrea is still going to this day. i made it a month ago.please do not try. i gave the rest to my friend. i havent seen her since. also i have to mention, it turned my pee purple. it was the watermelon i dont know why its purple. i went to the doctors and they said, dont make the slushie ever again. i said “why doc?” he said “because the slushie is what caused all of this to happen.” i asked if my kids would be okay and he replied with nope, their bums are about to crack open in 2 days. be prepared. 2 days later, it happened. my house is currently flooded with green diarea with bits of watermelon sluhie in it.
5 stars!!!