Mom's Rhubarb Slush

Mom's Rhubarb Slush

This is a recipe my mom put together by combining a bunch of recipes she found online and making her own version.  It's a really good recipe for a hot day by the pool, and it has a lot of different fruity flavours all happening at the same time so it's sure to become a summer favourite.


16 Cups of cubed rhubarb

10 cups of water

1 large strawberry Jello packet

1 can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate

1 can of frozen berry juice concentrate

1 Bottle of Club Soda

1-2 cups of sugar

*Optional - Peach Schnapps)


1. Cook rhubarb in the water until it is soft and mushy.

2. Use stick blender to blend rhubarb until it is fully pureed.

3. Add strawberry jello powder, sugar, pink lemonade juice concentrate, and berry juice concentrate.

4. *Optional - Add booze, 6 cups is recommended*

5. Put container in the freezer.

6. Stir up frozen mixture, and when ready to serve, scoop into glasses and top up with club soda and stir.


Aaron's Easy Horchata

Aaron's Easy Horchata

Horchata is a creamy vanilla and cinammon flavoured rice based drink with middle eastern origins, that was adopted by the Spanish and then brought to Central and South America where it evolved into the delicious drink we have today.  Here's an easy recipe for horchata that I came up with after some experimenting and some help from Google.  It's very simple to make and it's also very easy to customize to be dairy free.  It can also be turned into a boozy drink fairly easily, but it really doesn't need it (spicy rye or spiced rum works best). 


3 cups of water

1 cup of white rice

2 cups of milk

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

2/3 cup of sugar


1. Boil water

2. Add boiling water to rice in a bowl

3. Let rice soak at room temperature overnight

4. Put rice and water in the blender and blend until fully blended (it'll look like milk)  *If you don't have a blender, you can instead strain out the rice, but the horchata will ended up thinner and more watery, so you may want to add cream or condensed milk.

5. *Optional* Strain through a coffee filter (it'll be chalky if you don't strain it)

5. Add milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and stir.

6. Chill.  Serve.  Enjoy.


Blend with ice to make a horchata slushie.


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