Friday, July 30, 2010

Banana Slush

What's better than a tropical drink served icy and cold on a hot Summer's night?  Not too much, I say.  This slushy drink is, hands down, our families favorite.  My Mother in law served this at Shawn's and my wedding 24 years ago.  It has stood the test of time (and the test of the grand kids!).   We all like it so much that all of the Grandchildren have convinced Grandma Judy to make this each year for our Christmas Eve party.
It could also be called Pineapple Punch.   She makes a batch and freezes it in a large plastic bowl and then puts the whole thing in a punch bowl and pours 7-UP directly over it.  Let it sit a few minutes and then stir it up to mix the frozen concoction with the soda. 

 Grandma Judy's Banana Slush 
aka Pineapple Punch 

5 ripe bananas, mashed
3 cups sugar (I think you could use less...we serve with Diet 7UP to cut down on sugar/sweetness)
1 - 46 oz. can unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1 - 12 oz can frozen orange juice
1 - 12 oz can frozen lemonade

Mix above ingredients in blender and pour into plastic container and freeze.

Note the transferware measuring cup! ;-)
Just before placing in the freezer:

And frozen:
For serving a crowd:  Remove entire chunk of frozen concoction and place in punch bowl.  Pour 1 liter 7-UP (or to taste) over top, allow to sit a few minutes, and then begin stirring/mashing to blend.  It's easy to blend and makes a wonderful frozen slush.  

For individual servings you can scoop some into a glass and add about an equal amount of soda.  Garnish the glasses with a fresh pineapple wedge.  YUM!

I'm going to enjoy mine out on the back patio...

...and enjoy the fire Shawn's made to keep the bugs away

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  1. My mom still makes this for us, too. It was my grandmother's recipe. To make it even richer, my mom will sometimes add vanilla ice cream when she puts it all in the blender...yummy! I hope you'll stop by my PRETTY PACKAGES PARTY next week. You have so many lovely ideas! Grab a button as a reminder!

  2. Oh, my kids will love this! We have a few neighbors and kids coming tonight- I'm headed to the market!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Nancy,
    Even your measuring cup is transferware!!!!!
    This is a real keeper of a recipe. YUMMY! My company would love this. And a little added grown-up libation would make it fun too!
    Perfect for August evenings.

  4. Hi! I am your newest follower from Friendly Friday. Please follow me back. Thanks. Have a great day! :)

    BTW, That banana slush looks yummy!!!


  5. This looks SO GOOD! I am going to save this and try it with splenda! Thanks!

  6. Hmmmmm, delish! I wish I had a huge glass of this right now. Thanks so much for sharing ~

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Yum! Looks delicious and refreshing. I am going to be making some soon. Perfect for these hot summer days!!

  8. what a wonderful treat! the back porch and the drink.

  9. Yummmm. See? Smoothies are nothing new-don't even need a blender! Thank you for sharing this old fave recipe-and love the measuring cup! All the ingredients are on my shopping list....

  10. This really looks great, and I love that everyone asks for it on Christmas Eve! Great photos!!!

  11. Oh, I will be making this! Yum!! I bookmarked it so I won't forget! I love pinapple!
    I am visiting and now following :) from the tickled pink blog hop!

  12. New follower from Friendly Friday! This looks yummy!

    Come visit
    DustinNikki Mommy of Three

  13. Hi nancy, Wish I could pull up a chair next to the fire with you and have a slush! What is Friendly Friday? How is your summer going? I have a lot of projects I am working on and I am having a great time transforming spaces...lots of posts to come for sure. We are getting a babygrand piano for free from a friend who is moving to Florida. It is antique mahogany! I will have fun decorating around it, but I have to switch everything to accomodate it! You know how that is.
    PS Did you ever sell the bird cage table?

  14. Hi Nancy...
    Mmmm, this looks perfect for a summer night
    :-) The transferware measuring cup is beautiful.... I have yet to find a pretty measuring cup, just pyrex here... now I have a new must find item:-)
    Thnaks for sharing!

  15. Sounds so good...and that measuring cup is so pretty!!!

  16. Nancy, I used to make this punch frequently, but it's been a long time since I have. I'd forgotten about it. Thank you for the reminder. I'll be making this again soon. Of course you would have a transferware measuring cup! How wonderful! I love it. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

  17. Your patio is gorgoeous! And that looks awesome too
    Following (late) from Friendly Friday! Hopefully you can stop by and follow me as well!

  18. Oh, this just looks so refreshing and summery. I have to save this and make this for family and friends. It has all of my favorite flavors. You did such a nice job photographing it too. It makes me so thirsty. Have a wonderful sunday.

  19. Oh this looks delightful! Looks like something we've got to try.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. This sounds delicious! Perfect for these hot summer days.

  21. Adding this to my grocery list...yummy!

  22. This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love your porch!

  23. Dear Rooster Party Participant,

    Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

    Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

    Hugs, Barb

  24. What a yummy treat. My whole family would flip for this! Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink a couple weeks ago...I took a little (unexpected break) but I am back!

  25. Mmmm, the perfect Summer drink! Love your back patio with the little lights. How relaxing.


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