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Strawberry Slushie

Strawberry Slushie

We recently went on a long car ride and when we had to stop for a bathroom break.  As soon as we got inside the convenience store, and, being a hot day, my boys begged for a slushie. This isn’t something I normally buy (not judging anyone who does, it just isn’t something we buy daily), but it was a hot day!

Slushies and their friends are definitely a cooling treat in summer, but there has to be a better option, right? There is! Here’s our version of a healthy strawberry slushie!

Here's a delicious, cooling treat for summer or anytime you want a refreshing drink: our healthy version of strawberry slushie!

Summertime Strawberry Slushie

This version resembles an Italian ice or a slushy, but really, once you see how easy it is, you’ll make this one of your favorites too! The trick is to use halved, FROZEN strawberries. So, if you have fresh strawberries from picking or from the store, wash them, cut off the tops, and then slice them in half. I recommend doing a quick shake of excess water, or even a quick wipe (don’t press them, you don’t want to damage the delicate berry!), but then freeze them quickly before they get mushy. If you freeze them 4-6 hours you’ll be okay, but I recommend freezing overnight for best results.

Strawberry Slushie

Taste one of your strawberries before you start the recipe to see how much honey you’ll need. Blend until almost smooth so that it still is just a bit choppy to keep it from becoming a smoothie. You want it to still be a bit icy when you’re done!

Health Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries are a lovely berry that many see as a garnish on a cake or as something to have a few of in a fruit salad. But strawberries are super healthy!

Strawberry Slushie

Strawberries are an excellent source vitamin C and manganese, which are great antioxidants. Plus they have:

  • fiber
  • copper
  • potassium
  • biotin
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • vitamin B6
  • omega-3 fatty acids

Why Sweeten with Local Honey?

Local honey is honey that is from bees that pollinate flowers in your area. Some people and some studies show that there may be benefits to having local honey, but even if you don’t see results, it is tasty and you can help support local farmers in their effort to help us all have access to fruits and vegetables!

We have shared plenty of unique smoothie ideas with you, what do you think of this strawberry slushie recipe?

*This post originally published on Hip Mama’s Place on July 06, 2017.  Updated on July 05, 2020. 

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Strawberry Slushie Recipe

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 1012 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp honey


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pulse blender until frozen strawberries are broken down.
  3. Continue blending well until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Enjoy right away!

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 09/25/2020 / 12:46 am

    I LOVE strawberries, my favorite fruit. I will have to make this sometime. Thanks!

  2. 07/29/2020 / 1:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks like such a delicious recipe! I’m going to give it a try this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 07/22/2020 / 4:41 am

    this not only looks great but sounds delicious. thanks for sharing about this with the heat coming in august (fingers crossed not) hehe.

  4. Sherry
    07/16/2020 / 12:39 am

    Your slushie is so much better than the ones you get at the store. I already have strawberries in my freezer. It’s so hot here that this will surely hit the spot.

  5. Kathy
    07/09/2020 / 11:58 pm

    This looks really delicious. Strawberry is one of my favorite flavors too. I’m going to have to make some of these for my family. I know they’re going to love them.

  6. Catalina
    07/08/2020 / 8:04 am

    How good this strawberry slushie looks. It’s so great to make it at home with your recipe!

  7. 06/30/2019 / 4:30 pm

    This sounds wonderful. We went strawberry picking the other day and have a ton of strawberries left, so I’m going to have to try this out!

  8. alexandra cook
    06/30/2019 / 1:26 pm

    that is looking really delicious and easy to make, this will probably be my kids new fave

  9. 06/30/2019 / 11:25 am

    I love strawberries so I will be trying this, this summer.

  10. Catherine Santiago Jose
    06/30/2019 / 5:49 am

    I love strawberries a lot whether I am eating it or drinking it and I think I am going to have a delicious, healthy and refreshing drinks today with my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Lavern Moore
    06/30/2019 / 3:10 am

    Slushies can be so cool and delicious on a hot summer day. I can imagine why your kids enjoy them so much!

  12. 06/29/2019 / 7:22 pm

    What a great recipe to make with my daughter over the summer when the strawberries are at its pick, it makes for a great summer afternoon snack.

  13. 06/29/2019 / 3:42 pm

    I love strawberries! This looks absolutely amazing. Nothing better than a cold slushie on a hot summer day.

  14. 06/29/2019 / 10:46 am

    a cup of this will make my day, i need one please. thanks for sharing.

  15. Jeenu Pillai
    06/29/2019 / 6:53 am

    This looks super yum! It’s summer in India now and I am definitely churning it for myself today. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe.

  16. 06/28/2019 / 11:50 pm

    Oh yes YUM! This looks so so so so so good! I remember when I was a kid, SLUSHIES were what we got when we wanted a sweet treat! We made them with crystal light, hahaaha! Definitely NOT as good as this!

  17. Crystal
    07/08/2017 / 2:50 pm

    Love easy recipes I can whip up for the kids in a minute. Three ingredients means I can go from whining to smiling kids in seconds.

  18. Angela Milnes
    07/08/2017 / 12:56 pm

    This is so yummy! I love to try this and I’m sure my mom would love this too honey as a sweetener was perfect.

  19. 07/08/2017 / 2:38 am

    Now that is a good looking slushie! The texture is perfect.

  20. 07/08/2017 / 2:35 am

    This looks so darn tasty. The mason jar is a nice touch as well!

  21. Amy Desrosiers
    07/07/2017 / 10:20 pm

    Truth be told, this looks so good! I could totally eat a jarful about now!

  22. Dogvills
    07/07/2017 / 5:57 pm

    This slushie looks so good! I love how simple, quick and easy it is to make. You know for sure I am making this for myself. I’m going to my mom’s and make her a glass too. She loves strawberries!

  23. Brianne
    07/07/2017 / 11:52 am

    My kids would love this! So making it for them this weekend!

  24. Pam
    07/07/2017 / 12:25 am

    My granddaughter loves frozen treats but is allergic to dairy. This would be perfect for her!

  25. 07/06/2017 / 10:56 pm

    It’s Strawberry Season here in California and I’m always looking for ways to use strawberries. This sounds like a yummy way to enjoy strawberries.

  26. 07/06/2017 / 8:41 pm

    I need to cool off with one of these. The recipe is so simple! I’m definitely liking the health benefits!

  27. 07/06/2017 / 7:47 pm

    Those strawberries are calling me. That is a great frozen treat to help beat the heat. My kids will love it.

  28. Meagan
    07/06/2017 / 7:41 pm

    This sounds absolutely amazing! I think I need to fix one for myself now.

  29. 07/06/2017 / 5:51 pm

    Oh yum this sounds right up my street and perfect for the hot weather we are having at the moment, I bet it has a delicious sweet taste.

  30. Catherine Sargent
    07/06/2017 / 4:48 pm

    This looks like a yummy way to cool off on a hot afternoon. I need to start using honey instead of sugar.

  31. 07/06/2017 / 2:58 pm

    Well, now I need a slushie! This is perfect for a hot summer day. I can’t wait to make up a bunch of these for the fam this weekend.

  32. robin rue
    07/06/2017 / 2:36 pm

    Both of my boys love slushies in the summer! I am going to have to make this.

  33. 07/16/2016 / 5:33 pm

    This looks so perfect for summer! And I always have berries in my freezer so i’m definitely going to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. 07/14/2016 / 10:16 pm

    Yummy and looks pretty too! Love that it only has three ingredients so simple!

  35. 07/13/2016 / 9:59 pm

    You have presented about my favorite summer treat. I adore strawberries and this is about the most perfect way to enjoy them other than fresh ones in a bowl.

  36. 07/13/2016 / 6:30 pm

    Yum yum yum! That looks delicious and SO easy to make! I think I’ll put the kids to work tomorrow!

  37. 07/13/2016 / 5:42 pm

    Looks super easy and fast to make. I like the idea of using honey instead of a sugar. Much healthier for you!

  38. 07/13/2016 / 5:26 pm

    Oh my youngest would love this! Going to pin it so I can save it for later!

  39. 07/13/2016 / 3:33 pm

    My kids would LOVE to help make these!

  40. 07/13/2016 / 3:03 pm

    I’m drooling. This looks so refreshing!

    • twinspirational
      07/02/2019 / 5:00 pm

      Sounds and looks so delicious..! And the ingredients are so simple and few.. I will definitely try this..!

  41. 07/13/2016 / 3:01 pm

    Yum! Good idea using honey as the sweetener!

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