Take and Make: Lemonade Slushies

Supplies for this Take and Make, for ages 5-12, will be available at no cost at area PPLD libraries beginning Friday, June 9, 2023.

Supplies and Directions:

Lemonade Slushies are a great way to beat the summer heat! There’s little to no mess. They’re fun for all ages. And you get slushy goodness!


Materials provided: 1-gallon ziploc, 1-sandwich or quart ziploc, lemonade packet

Materials you provide: water, salt, ice, spoon, cup (optional), towel (optional)


Place ice cubes and salt in the gallon sized ziploc bag. Start with 15-20 ice cubes and 1-2 tablespoons salt.

Mix HALF of a lemonade powder packet and 8 – 10 ounces of water in the smaller ziploc. Remove as much excess air as possible and seal the bag.

Place the bag with lemonade into the bag of ice and salt. Seal the large ziploc.

Shake or knead the bags for about 5 minutes until your lemonade has become a slushie. If the bags get too cold, wrap them in a towel.

Carefully remove the lemonade bag from the larger bag. You don’t want to get salt in your lemonade. Pour it into a cup to eat it or eat it right out of the bag.


If it seems to be taking too long, add more salt and ice.

Other beverages also work, so experiment to find your favorite.