I made these mixed berry mint slushies for Jenny’s baby shower! I was so excited when Amanda and Marla reached to me and asked me to join in on a virtual baby shower to celebrate Jenny’s 3rd son who’s due to arrive soon!
She along with a few other friends are pregnant right now and I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is with the heat being a little bit unbearable for us un-pregnant folk…so I thought I would come up with a fresh, cool and refreshing drink to enjoy. It’s chock full of berries and I used Katie’s mint-infused simple syrup, it’s easy to make and is a wonderful addition to this drink!
I know that Jenny is so excited! I hope Jenny was totally surprised and I wish we could all be there in person to help her celebrate! From far away, I’ll raise my slushie glass and say a huge congratulations to you, Jenny!
I love, love the mint-infused simple syrup in this drink. It’s not too sweet and it adds another element of refreshment to the drink. You can use fresh fruit if you want but be sure to freeze them to add more to the iciness of the slushie.
I added orange juice because I didn’t want it to be pure ice and it’s the same ingredient we used when making raspberry sorbet smoothies when I worked at Haagen-Dazs back in the day.
Yield: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Total Time: 15 min
An easy and refreshing drink the combines 4 types of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries) with mint!
2 cups of ice
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries)
1/2 cup orange juice
4-5 Tbsp mint-infused simple syrup
mint leaves, for garnish
Add alternating layers of ice and berries into a blender. Then add orange juice and simple syrup to taste and blend.
Add 3-4 mint leaves to each glass and pour slushie into it.
Makes 2 10 ounce drinks. Serve immediately.
From The Little Kitchen
Simple Syrup Recipe is at http://www.katiescucina.com/2012/07/mint-infused-simple-syrup/
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Be sure to visit everyone else who came together to make someone for Jenny’s Baby Shower!
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Amanda: Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies
Angie: Bakerella Baby Faces
Averie: Averie Cooks Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars
Bev: Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs
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Cheryl: TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Gaby: Whats Gaby Cooking Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Heather: Heather’s Dish Perfect Pancake Bites
Julie: The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
Kathy: Panini Happy Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers
Lauren: Lauren’s Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
Lori: Recipe Girl Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Maria: Two Peas and Their Pod Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake
Marion: Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
Michelle: Brown Eyed Baker Shrimp Nacho Bites
Naomi: Bakers Royale – Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Trifles
Recipe Boy: Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos
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