The Strawberry Slurp is easy to make but requires a little bit of preparation. The combination of frozen grapes and crushed ice makes it very refreshing and provides an almost slushy consistency. This refreshing beverage is a healthy alternative to lemonade without any added sugar or sweetener. Ideal for birthdays, afternoon tea parties or special occasions
Serves: 4 (approx. 250ml)
Dietary: Suitable for vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, coeliac, egg-free and nut-free
Preparation time: 10 minutes to prepare ingredients
Cooking time: 20 minutes for tea and 10 hours to freeze the grapes.
120 g seedless red grapes, frozen (freeze at home or buy already frozen)
250 g strawberries
20 ice cubes, crushed for a ‘slushy’ consistency if preferred; otherwise, 5 cubes per glass
250 ml fruit tea not sweetened, cold
250 ml sparkling water, cold
Options for decoration: slices of unwaxed lime or lemon, slices of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, fresh mint, cocktail decorations (age-appropriate)
- Freezing the grapes is the key to the ‘slushy’ consistency of this beverage.
- Calculate at least 10 hours to freeze the grapes. This step can also be a day or more in advance.
- Boil 250 ml water and add 2 tea bags of fruity tea of your choice and set aside.
- After 20 minutes, remove the tea bags and leave the tea to cool.
- Once cooled, put it into the fridge to chill. This step can be done on the day or a day before.
- Now blend the frozen grapes until almost smooth.
- Add the strawberries and blend again to get a smooth texture.
- If wanted, use a blender to make crushed ice from at least 20 ice cubes. For best results, add a few at a time.
- Transfer the crushed ice into a large jug.
- Add the fruit mix to the crushed ice and mix with a spoon.
- Fill the jug with the fruit tea and slowly add the sparkling water (the water creates a lot of foam if not careful and leads to overflow).
- Carefully stir to combine the ingredients.
- Divide into 4 or more glasses (depending on size).
- Add some sliced strawberries, a slice of lime, a few raspberries and/or blueberries if you like.
This recipe has been donated by Nicole Duernhoefer.
Per serving (230ml):
Total calories: 55 kcal
Fat: less than 0.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrate: 10 g
Total sugar: 10 g
Fibre: 2.9 g
Protein: 0.6 g
Salt: 0 g
- With the sweetness of the whole fruit, the Strawberry Slurp does not require any added sugar or other sweeteners.
- Compared to some big brand full-sugar carbonated soft drinks, the Strawberry Slurp contains 10 g -15 g less sugar per serving (250 ml).
- A glass of Strawberry Slurp provides a good source of vitamin C.
- Use a combination of teas (e.g., peppermint and fruit) or replace the fruit tea with herbal teas like peppermint tea.
- Different fruits will provide different flavours but also different colours.
- Make a ‘melonade’ with green grapes and honeydew or cantaloupe melon to please those who love the look of their lemonade. Sugar contents may increase due to different sugar levels in the fruit.
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