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.
And 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.
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