I have always loved Winters. they are my favorite part of the year and I wish they would last forever. However nature has it's own agenda and pattern and as you would know it spring is almost at our doorstep.
While I sat and pondered and wondered how hot it will get soon and the heat will be unbearable, I thought of doing something with the last packet of Strawberries left in my freezer and welcoming the beautiful Spring that had arrived in its full glory, making everything bright and beautiful.
I wanted to make something easy and cold and a Strawberry slushie was the way to go. All I had to do was throw everything in the blender and blitz and done.This is a Non Alcoholic version but you can add a dash of Vodka to give it a kick if you wish to.
Recipe (Ready in 10 minutes)
400 g Strawberries (I used frozen)
Juice of 1 Lemon
a few sprigs of Mint
1 cup water
2 tbsp Caster Sugar (use as per your taste)
1) Add the Strawberries and 1 tbsp of Caster Sugar in the blender and blitz.
2) Add 1 cup Water, Mint and the Ice and blitz again. Once done add the juice only of 1/2 a Lemon and blitz. If using Alcohol add it now.
3) If needed add the remaining Lemon juice and Sugar and blitz.
The slushie is not watery it is a bit thick because of all the Ice. Serve chilled with some mint leaves as garnish.
Recipe Courtesy : Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals.