Remember 3-4-3-4-3 For Fizzy, Fruity Drinks That Travel

Remember 3-4-3-4-3 For Fizzy, Fruity Drinks That Travel

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 16, 2010

Although it's nice to think that every party, get together or bash will be thrown at our own home, sometimes that just isn't in the cards.

So if you find yourself needing to serve cold drinks for a crowd, somewhere other than your own kitchen, try this simple idea that doesn't require you to drag along bags of ice or a cumbersome cooler for transport!

All you have to do is remember 3-4-3-4-3. That's simple enough right? Right! Here's how it works.

You'll need the following:
3 cups water
4 cups fruit (banana, pineapple, oranges, berries, whatever's in season!)
3 cups water (technically you need 6 cups, but it's easier to remember this way)
4 cans juice concentrate (mix and match: we like pineapple, orange and lemonade)
3 liters soda (ginger ale is our favorite)

You'll blend everything but the soda and freeze it solid. 3-4 hours before your party, take it out of the freezer (or just remove it when you leave and let it sit while you set things up). By the time you're ready to serve, it will be slushy and icy and a little soft. You can then break it up with a fork and pour it into a bowl and add the soda and stir.

It's an easy way to have a slushy cold drink without needing ice or toting around ice cream to dole out on top like you see at many a family potluck. It travels well and is sure to please adults and children alike. If you have any left after a party (as if), pour it into molds and freeze, it makes extra tasty popsicles!

• Related: How to Make the Best Punch Bowl Ice

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