One of the best parts about eating out is that you get to splurge and get a fun drink. But you don’t need to be out to have a popular restaurant frozen drink when you can make one at home, and for a fraction of the price. There are so many options to make a delectable frozen treat right in your own kitchen. From fruit to sodas, and even coffee and liquors, the possibilities are endless!

frozen lemonade with coconut rum

What You’ll Need

Of course, the best choice and the most fun would be to throw all your favorite ingredients into a slushie machine. But if you don’t have one, a blender or even a hand mixer can work. Next, you’ll need a couple of handfuls of ice or some ice cream. The rest is up to you. For coffee drinks, brew some coffee or mix some instant coffee and place in the refrigerator. For fruit drinks, try pouring fruit juice into ice cube trays or a tupperware and freezing. With the tupperware you can scrape out the frozen liquid like shaved ice. For liquor, you will need a shot or measuring glass to measure one to one and a half ounces per serving.

How to Make that Popular Restaurant Frozen Drink YOUR Way

  • Throw some ice or ice cream into a blender, or if you’re using a hand mixer, a large cup.
  • Next, choose what ingredients you want to use. If you’re looking for a fruity frozen treat, try adding fruit juice until it almost covers the ice and some cleaned and sliced fresh fruits, like strawberries or bananas.
  • If you’re looking for a coffee drink, brew some coffee and throw it in. You may need to add more ice if the coffee is still hot.
  • Add confectioners’ sugar, cream, or milk to taste, cover the lid and blend until smooth.

famous frozen hot chocolate

Another option to keep those delicious flavors is to pour your fruit juice, soda, or any other liquid into a freezer container or ice cube tray. Then the mix will not be watered down by ice.

The key to feeling like you’re really getting that popular restaurant frozen drink is in presentation. Rub a fresh lemon, lime, or orange slice along the edge of a margarita glass or large goblet and coat the rim in sugar. After blending your ingredients, pour them into the glass and garnish with the fruit slice, a maraschino cherry, or any berries. If you’re making a coffee drink, try a dollop of whipped cream with some cocoa powder or cinnamon sprinkled on top. You should have a beautiful and delicious finished product.