Free Slurpee Day Tomorrow at 7-11 (Better Yet, Make One Yourself)

Tomorrow, May 23rd, you can receive a free Slurpee from  7-11. They are promoting their new “Sugar-free” Slurpee made with Splenda. Fewer calories? Yes. Better for you? No. Still no nutritional value with possible adverse side effects from a processed substance. No thank you.

I recently posted my recipe for a homemade version of a Slurpee, AND Publix just so happens to  have Old Orchard Frozen Juice and Ritz seltzer on sale to make it!  How “convenient”!

7-11 Slurpee – A Traditional “After the Beach” Treat

It is Spring Break for us this week, and in honor of all my memories of going to the beach as a child and teenager, I will be posting some recipes that remind me of my beach outings.

After a few hours at the beach, one of my favorite treats to get was a Slurpee at the 7-11. The particular beachside 7-11 that where we would stop does not have a gas station. It is simply a convenience store, and I am convinced that they stay in business strictly because of beach-goers and their sunny day needs. Here is my slurpee recipe that is a much healthier option than the one that flows from the slurpee machine.

  • 2 Cups Seltzer
  • 1/3 cup 100% juice concentrate (I used Old Orchard blueberry pomegranate)
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 2 1/2 cups ice

Place seltzer, concentrate, and honey in blender. Pulse intermittently until blended because the carbonation from the seltzer can cause an overflow 🙂 Add ice and blend until slushy. Serve immediately. Serves about 3-4.