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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pedersen Slush...YUM!

When Dan-the-Man and I got married, I wanted to incorporate holiday traditions from both of our families into our life together. Of all the traditions, the one that was most important to Dan was Pedersen Slush. His mom, Halene made it for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. After trying it for the first time myself, I had to agree that it was delicious. So, every year we make TONS of it. In fact, for Thanksgiving this year, I made 4 gallons. No kidding!

I thought you might enjoy the recipe too:

Pedersen Slush

In a large freezer container (I use a 1.5 gallon large tupperware container)
  • Dissolve 2 C. sugar into 8 C. very hot water
Then add:
  • 1-36 oz. can pineapple juice
  • 1-12oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, melted
  • 1-8 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, melted (I just use the 12 oz. can and don't use it all)
  • 2 bananas, pureed like baby food
Whisk all of this together well and then add enough hot water to fill to one gallon. If you are using a 1-gallon freezer container, then don't fill it all the way up. It expands as it freezes. Also, the pureed bananas tend to float to the top so be sure to go out and whisk it a couple of times as it freezes so the bananas are evenly distributed.
To serve: scoop frozen slush into glasses or cups using an ice cream scoop like you see Dan-the-Man doing in the photo (the Cutco one is the absolute BEST!) then pour Sprite on top to make a slush. Add Sprite to your taste. Dan likes his pretty "sprite-y", while I like mine more slushy. Enjoy!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to make your sugar cookies again this year!! :D

Rick and Kori said...

I am SOOOO excited for Slush this year! Wahoo!

Brenda said...

I was looking for a recipe for our holiday get together this year. This just may be the one!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Yum!! Thanks for the recipe!!

Jamie Harder said...

This sounds DELICIOUS!! My mom made a slush, similar to this, when I was little! I am going to try your recipe...THANKS!!

Susan Rolfes said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. We made it for Christmas eve and my 3 kids absolutely loved it! I have a feeling it will become a tradition in our house too! Out looking for great CTMH ideas and I find a new family tradition...who would have guessed?!! :-)

Trisha Morton said...

I just read about this on your fb THIS year. I don't know how I missed this, but I am gonna try it four NEXT Thanksgiving!

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