Sugar Free Slurpees

by Kristine on June 26, 2012

in 5 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Smoothies & Protein Shakes

I don’t know anyone that hasn’t had a slurpee.  I definitely had them often when I was growing up (most of the time, it was in between school and my mom didn’t know about it!).  You can’t beat them in the heat of summer.  But all that sugar results in the ultimate sugar crash, so I wanted to come up something that was sugar free, and didn’t contain artificial sweeteners….so here’s what I came up with!

Sugar Free Slurpees

Makes 5 cups (40 ounces)

Ingredients

2 cups plain club soda
1/2 tsp cherry (or orange, grape, lemon-lime etc) unsweetened Kool-Aid mix (the kind you’d add sugar to, NOT the sugar free one with the sweeteners already added)
3 cups ice
10 packets stevia (I used Krisda. Other options include Truvia, Stevia in the Raw, NuNaturals)

Directions

In a blender, add Kool-Aid Mix (here are the packets I’m talking about in the various flavors)

Add in club soda (not to be mistaken with tonic!), and finally ice.  Blend and pour into cups!

OTHER OPTIONS:

Use your favorite sugar-free soda instead of the club soda.  Zevia and Krisda Soda are both all natural soda’s sweetened with stevia.  Just omit the stevia packets in the recipe and use your favorite flavored soda instead of the club soda.  Many of the natural soda’s are clear, so if you want or need color added to them, use a natural food coloring, or a bit of the Kool-Aid mix (like  1/8 tsp).  Just enough to color it without adding the flavor.

Nutrition (per 40 oz – entire recipe) Calories: 0  Fat: 0  Sugars: 0  Sodium: 60 mg  (Yes, its calorie/sugar free) 🙂

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • cheryl lambert

    thank you! my 12 yr old son is type 1 diabetic and his summer just got a whole lot better 🙂

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      So glad to hear he can have these slurpee’s 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    What an amazing recipe!!! I love how versatile stevia is. It is my life saver. 🙂

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    That’s awesome! But you can actually add me as someone who has never had a Slurpee! Haha. We didn’t have them in Cayman…but I’ve always wanted to try one and now with not having sugar that’s kinda tough, so I appreciate this version ;). If I ever have kids who have a craving for a Slurpee I would make them this.

    Having said all that, I DID grow up on tons of Kool-Aid!!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

       What, no slurpees?  Living somewhere hot too…crazy!  Did they not have the slush machines at the gas stations?  Probably a good thing! lol!  Yep, had plenty of kool-aid as a kid too 🙂

      • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

         None at the gas stations! I actually only really worked out what a Slurpee was last year…in fact, I’m still not 100% sure. Are they basically like snow cones but just more liquidy? We did have snow cones at school fairs and stuff!

  • Dairyfreebetty

    You my dear are one smart cookie!!! 🙂    Love this – I LOVE slurpees but I know how bad the regular ones are for you! 

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

       Thanks Jessica! Let me know what you think!

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