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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Frozen Lemonade for the Slaughter kids

If you haven't noticed, it's hot out there. And I'm that mom who neeeeeds my kids to spend at least part of their day outside playing. We have gone through 3 huge packages of popsicles already. They eat them at warp speed and either knock on the door for more or ask to come back inside. I was in desperate need of a better distraction.

Yesterday, my kids spent over two hours in the backyard without any prompting (or threats) from Mommy. And this is why....

Frozen lemonade. I found this idea here. (If you're a mom and not an Idea Room reader, you should be. There are very few blogs I peruse daily, but this one is a must for me. There should be a law against someone being as creative as her.) This lemonade is simple, and my kids thought they were in heaven. Just look at it. I want some right now!

Just find your favorite frozen drink concentrate (we used pink lemonade) at the frozen section in your grocery store. Mix it according to the directions on the box, and add it to your ice cream maker. (She used the kind of machine that requires ice and rock salt, but we used one where you freeze a portion of the machine overnight and pour the ingredients right in. It worked great, too.)

So delicious, and just the right thing on a hot day. Even Matt loved it and wanted more. Too bad I gave it all to the kids, and the machine had to re-freeze overnight before I could make more. Sorry, Honey. : )


Pam said...

Great idea...I have some grape Kool-aid in the ice cream freezer now...the boys are excited. You can also do the same thing and put the kids to work...put the drink in a quart-sized ziploc bag and put it into a gallon sized ziploc bag with ice and some rock salt. Then let the kids shake it like crazy. My boys like to toss it around like a hot turns into a slushy and they love that they got to help!

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

two hours?! that is a summer miracle right there.