Raspberry Slush


My grandpa called my grandma “Quacker Duck” and their children “barnlings”. It was, frankly, adorable. In memory of her I have a duck wall hanging that she kept in her kitchen . . .



. . . as well as this recipe, written on one of her duck recipe cards:



This raspberry slush has been a tradition at Christmas as long as I can remember. It is a festive red and is so refreshing, fruity, and delicious. Makes a fabulous appetizer . . . or a great gift: “May your holidays be ‘berry’ and ‘Sprite’.”


2 c sugar

3½ c water

4 oranges, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

2 c crushed pineapple

2 12-oz. pkgs. frozen raspberries, thawed



Bring sugar and water to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add orange juice, lemon juice, crushed pineapple and raspberries to sugar water. Stir. Freeze in one large container for 48 hours or several small containers for 24 hours. Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving. Break up slush with fork. Fill glass half full with slush and top off with Sprite.

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6 Responses to Raspberry Slush

  1. Kristy says:

    This is SO pretty, almost too pretty to drink! Your grandma would love that you are using her recipe :)

    • Carol says:

      Thanks, Kristy. My grandma sure knew how to party…movies, concerts, game night, and food!! Come to think of it, sounds a lot like you!! Thanks for being my party friend!

  2. Angie says:

    I remember that sign! How cute that you still have it! Grandma was the best, right!? Love the slush recipe, thanks for reminding me about it, it’s been too long since I’ve made it. :)

  3. Madison says:

    Right! That recipe was proven and tested since the recipe was originally a recipe from your grandma.

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