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strawberry slushie

Summer Strawberry Slushie

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 3 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 3 ingredients

When local strawberries come into season in the summertime, their extraordinary flavor puts imported supermarket berries to shame. This recipe shows you how to prep these delicious berries for the freezer so that you can...


  • 4 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen, washed well (see Chef Tips)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, or to taste
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Nutrition Facts


100 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


25 g


19 g


4 g


1 g


2 mg


  1. How to freeze the strawberries: Hull the washed strawberries and pat dry. Arrange them in a single layer on a cookie sheet or small sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Pop the sheet into the freezer until the berries are frozen solid, about 90 minutes. At this point, you can roll them off the tray to use immediately, or you can transfer them to resealable bags and store in your freezer for future use.
  2. In a blender, puree the frozen strawberries with the lemon juice and sugar until smooth. Drink immediately.

Chef Tips

Frozen berries that don’t make it into your slushie can be kept in the freezer and put to good use in our Super Simple Gelato or Strawberry Compote.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society