Color Changing Galaxy Lemonade Slushie - There's no food coloring in this Color Changing Lemonade Slushie! Just a dash of magic from magic ice and delicious lemonade that kids and adults will love. The ultimate Summer Lemonade drink!

Color Changing Lemonade Slushie (Galaxy Lemonade Slushie)

Servings: 4 - 6 drinks
Author: Dini from The Flavor Bender
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Ingredients

Magic Ice Cubes

  • 25-30 dried blue pea flowers
  • 2 ½ cups of boiling water

Lemon Syrup (this will yield about 2 1/2 - 3 cups of syrup)

  • 2 cups of lemon juice about 10 - 12 lemons
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar white or brown sugar will work

Color Changing Lemonade Slushie (Galaxy Lemonade Slushie)

  • Regular crushed ice or shaved ice
  • Crushed magic ice
  • 1/4 cup - 1/3 cup lemon syrup per drink
  • Club soda to top
  • Vodka for the adults, of course
  • Purple luster dust optional

Instructions

Magic Ice Cubes

  1. Steep the dried blue pea flowers in boiling water for about 20 - 30 minutes, until the water has a very deep blue color - the darker the color the better!
  2. Strain the tea, and pour it into ice cube trays. Freeze until completely frozen (overnight).
  3. When needed, crush the ice in an ice crushing blender. (You can use some extra water to help with blending the ice, but remember not to completely crush all of the ice and to have some small chunks intact).
  4. Keep in the freezer until needed.

Lemon Syrup

  1. Mix the lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir to dissolve. Bring the syrup to a simmer and simmer for about 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
  2. Let the syrup cool down and store in a bottle in the fridge. This lemon syrup can be diluted at a 1:3 ratio to make regular lemonade.

Color Changing Lemonade Slushie (Galaxy Lemonade Slushie)

  1. Fill ⅓ of a tall glass with regular crushed ice. Fill the rest with the crushed magic ice. (Optional - add a dash of shimmery luster dust).
  2. Pour about ¼ - ⅓ cup of the lemon syrup into the glass and top it with club soda (or lemon lime soda).
  3. Add some extra crushed magic ice on top and serve with stirring sticks and straws.

Alternate way of serving for a crowd

  1. Fill ⅓ of the glass with regular crushed ice. Pour ¼ - ⅓ cup of lemon syrup and stir and serve with stirring stick and straw.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed magic ice in front of your guests, and top it with club soda. Let them stir and see more of that colorful magic while they enjoy the drink!

Recipe Notes

NOTE : Blue pea tea / Butterfly pea tea stains just like any other tea or coffee, so be careful about getting it on your clothes.

NOTE 2 : You can skip the ice, and pour the cooled down butterly pea / blue pea tea into regular ice with the lemon syrup to create the color change too :)