After a tough workout or a day in the park with your kids, can you think of anything more enjoyable than sipping on a cold bottle of Gatorade? We can! Kicking back with a Gatorade slushie for you and your family is an awesome alternative that will make everyone beg for more. Sound like something you wanna try? We are here to show you how to make Gatorade slushy, with or without a machine to help you do it.
When preparing a slushie using a bottle of Gatorade, you will want to have a little sugar, a little ice, and your favorite Gatorade flavors. For fun, you can also add food coloring to make it prettier in color since most Gatorade will have very little color. One popular option for this is to make a “mermaid slushie” using green, blue, and pink food coloring.
To get the effect for yourself or your kids, you should mix up a slushed Gatorade mixture that uses a bottle of Gatorade, sugar to taste, and a couple of cups of ice. Divide the slushie mix into three different containers and add food coloring to get the color pop that you want.
Pour your new colorful mixture into a tall glass, layering the colors. Serve immediately. Your kids will love how the colors swirl and mix as they drink their slushie. You and other adults that you are serving it to may as well.
Frost Glacier Freeze Slushies
If you have a Gatorade powder mix, you can create slushies as well. This is merely an example, and you can use any flavor of powder that you prefer. Simply add two scoops of frost glacier freeze Gatorade powder to your blender. Add ice, as much as you want to cool your thirst, and about two cups of water. Blend all ingredients in your favorite high-powered blender.
On average, this recipe mix will serve up to 8 people in one cup serving size. It is the ideal beverage for hot afternoons, after workouts, and any other time that you want to enjoy an iced beverage.
The Good Ole Red, White, and Blue for Adults
If you want to celebrate your independence in a big way, why not use Gatorade to create an adult beverage everyone will love? It is a fun beverage that tastes great.
What You Need:
- 1 1/2-ounce Raspberry Vodka
- 1 1/2-ounce Coconut Rum
- 1/2-ounce Blue Curacao
- 1-ounce Blue Raspberry Vodka
- 1/2-ounce Grenadine
- 3-ounces Hawaiian Punch
- 3-ounces Pina Colada mix
- 3-ounces blue Gatorade.
How to Make:
In your blender, add ice, raspberry vodka, fruit punch Gatorade, and grenadine. Blend until smooth and set aside. Next, combine ice, coconut rum, and Pina colada drink mix, blending until smooth again. Set aside. Add your blue raspberry vodka, blue curacao, ice, and blue Gatorade to your blender and combine.
Now you will need to pour a little red slush into a glass, then white mixture over it, and finally add blue to the top. You can garnish with strawberries or other fun summer fruits. Serve immediately.
Tips for Success: Making Sure Your Gatorade Slushie is Perfect!
Working with Gatorade is one of the easiest ways to make fun beverages to cool you down this summer. However, to get the best flavor and results, there are a few things you should consider doing.
If using liquid Gatorade, you will want to make sure you shake the bottle before you attempt to add it to your blender. When working with Gatorade or other sports drinks, you will find ingredients inside that can boost your electrolytes. They are invisible, for the most part, but they can settle while on the shelf in your pantry or at the grocery store. By shaking the bottle, you will ensure that you get all the good sodium and potassium that Gatorade has to offer in your slushie mixture.
Some people may not want to take a chance on watering their Gatorade down by blending ice chunks into it. If this is something you want to avoid, there are easy workarounds for it. You can pour the Gatorade into an ice tray and freeze it, using it rather than the ice cubes. If this isn’t practical for you, you have the option to pour it into a bowl and freeze that or toss it into the freezer to turn it into a slushie without blending. The downside to freezing it in the bottle is that you have to watch it to make sure it doesn’t freeze beyond a drinkable state.
Ideally, rather than freezing in a bottle, you will pour it into a shallow pie pan or similar. Then you can wait for approximately an hour to start busting ice crystals to keep it from forming large chunks. After the initial hour, you will want to keep stirring every 30-minutes or so to get a good consistency.
Final Thoughts: Is Gatorade Your Go-To Slushie?
We like the idea of using Gatorade slushies after a workout when you want to cool off quickly and balance out your electrolytes. We urge you to give yourself time to cool down naturally at first and follow it up with these icy treats, especially if you get very overheated. for other recipes, you can click here but if you looking for slushies with a Kool-Aid recipe you can click this link.
However, we love that Gatorade has a flavor that pops, yet does not contain a lot of sugars the way that sodas or Kool-Aid may. This makes it a great option for health-conscious people who want to enjoy sipping on slushies this summer. Are you going to be one of them now that you know how to make Gatorade slushy?