Our Aunty Pat used to make this for us every summer when we would visit. I can remember eating it with a spoon while we sat beside her pool in our bathing suits. We got the kiddie version while the adults got the adult version. I’m sharing the adult (read: alcoholic) version here but by just leaving out the booze it is totally kid friendly.
Have extra bananas but don’t feel like more banana bread? This is the perfect way to use up those overripe bananas. This makes a large amount, which is great for sharing with family and friends!
Aunty Pat’s Summer Slush (Large Batch)
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
1 can (48 oz) pineapple juice
1 can (12 1/2 oz) frozen orange juice
1 can (12 1/2 oz) frozen lemonade
coconut rum (I use Malibu Rum)
lemon lime soda (such as 7up or sprite)
Bring the 2 cups of sugar and 6 cups of water to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Mash bananas in a large bowl. I use beaters to make is easier.
Add in pineapple juice, frozen orange juice, and frozen lemonade. (NOTE – I couldn’t find the 12 1/2 oz containers of frozen orange or lemonade so I used 2 of the smaller sizes. This works just fine.)
Add in the sugar water. Beat to combine.
Pour into ice cream bucket OR several smaller containers if you are going to share. (It makes about 10 – 12 cups)
Cover and freeze until completely frozen. This takes at least several hours. When ready to serve:
Fill glass half full of slush. Add in a shot glass of rum (or to taste).
Top up glass with the lemon lime soda.
Give it a good stir. Top with a cute umbrella and cherry.
Sue had hers in her margarita glass and it looks beautiful.
You can add any liquor you prefer. I believe my aunt used to add gin. I’ve added vodka in the past too. Coconut rum is my favorite though – the coconut goes really well with the pineapple and banana flavors. How many serving it makes depends entirely on the size of the glasses you use. It makes a lot though, which makes it perfect for summer BBQs OR for giving as gifts. In a covered container it will last a long time in the freezer.