Strawberry Citrus Slushie (Frappe) for a 98-Degree Afternoon

by Dorothy Reinhold on May 15, 2014

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Strawberry-Citrus Slushie: Sweet, natural, fruit juice slushie-like drink perfect for an oppressively hot afternoon.

Tuesday the thermometer hit 98F degrees here at 3 p.m. It’s only mid-May! I don’t want to think about what it might be like in July, August and September.

That kind of heat depletes the family, and my son came home from school dragging his tail. I had to do for him what my mom used to do for me in mid-summer.

She used to make what she called a frappe. It was such an exotic word to me in my 1970s Los Angeles suburban youth. We thought we were impossibly chic sipping our frappes, which in truth were simply fruit juices blended with ice to make a sort of slushie, served with a straw. I had friends who would come over and hang around the kitchen, hoping she would whirl one up for us.

Strawberry-Citrus Frappe | ShockinglyDelicious.comAnd so it goes, as I took one look at his flushed face, grabbed a lemon and an orange from the fruit bowl, and set to work. Five minutes later, voila! As I recall, it was a 2-slushie afternoon…that’s how hot it was. 

Strawberry-Citrus Frappe (Slushie)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Strawberry-Citrus Frappe (Slushie)

Strawberry-Citrus Slushie: Sweet, natural, fruit juice slushie-like drink perfect for an oppressively hot afternoon.


  • 1 Meyer lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 4-5 strawberries, hulled
  • 1 heaping tablespoon sugar (or agave, honey or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 glass full of ice cubes


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender container and whirl on high until it resembles a slushie. Taste and add more sugar if necessary (lemons vary in tartness). You don’t want it cloying, but it should be pleasurably sweet.
  2. Serves 1.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Sachi July 8, 2018 at 5:06 pm

this looks sooo refreshing. I love frozen drinks so much!


Anshika Juneja July 8, 2018 at 9:28 am

I love frappes and this one looks so refreshing and exotic. I am definitely going to make this one for myself.


Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie July 8, 2018 at 8:43 am

What a great Summer drink! I have to make it for my boys to cool off with this Summer!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert July 8, 2018 at 6:56 am

This sounds so refreshing for summer!


Wendy Lemeric July 8, 2018 at 6:12 am

Looks refreshing! It’s been gloomy and raining here in our area and it’s days like these that I want smoothies and cold drinks even more.


Dorothy Reinhold July 8, 2018 at 8:39 am

Please send some of your rain to Southern California. We are baking here. 🙂


Nutmeg Nanny July 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

Looks so refreshing! Saving to make soon!


David Allen Elliott July 7, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Given how hot it’s been out there the last few days I could definitely use something like this. It’s so delicious.


Dorothy Reinhold July 7, 2018 at 8:20 pm

It was 104 here at 10:30 last night! Crazy hot! Yep, this beverage does the trick.


Catalina July 7, 2018 at 12:39 pm

This drink sounds so inviting! So Yummy!


Krista July 7, 2018 at 10:07 am

I need this today! It is HOT here in Texas!


Kayla July 7, 2018 at 6:57 am

This looks like the perfect drink to have on a super hot summer day. I will have to give it a try.


Angela Tolsma July 7, 2018 at 6:53 am

This sounds perfect for hot afternoons! I love strawberry drinks, so refreshing for summer!


Jack July 7, 2018 at 4:03 am

Yummy this looks pretty delicious. It’s really nice to try it in a relaxed place.


Kate Loves Travel July 7, 2018 at 1:35 am

This looks absolutely delicious… It’s so hot here right now, I need something to help me cool off!


Delaney | Melanie Makes July 6, 2018 at 8:39 pm

This is perfect for summer!!


Stephanie July 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm

Oh man, this is perfect for those brutal summer days! My boys love fruit smoothies, so I bet they would enjoy this as well, especially with all the strawberry.


Dorothy Reinhold July 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Yep, this is a big kid-pleaser!


I Heart Naptime July 6, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Yum, so refreshing!


Karen Morse July 6, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Talk about a lovely refreshing drink for the summer! This is definitely a great way to freshen up and beat the heat! It’s also easy to make so that’s a huge bonus!


Dorothy Reinhold July 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

You’re right. It is SOOOOO easy! You’ll be pouring it into the glass in a minute or 2.


Maureen April 6, 2015 at 12:17 am

Just by looking at it, I feel relaxed already. What more if I am really drinking it? I like this strawberry citrus frappe. It’s relaxing.


JJ - 84thand3rd July 27, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Thanks for the inspiration for July SRC!


Dorothy Reinhold July 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

Love how pretty yours is!


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