Congratulations! You’ve stumbled upon the most delicious holiday drink recipe of all time. My husband always teases me about how my family fights over banana slush but then he says, “Wait, there’s banana slush? I want some.” You need to make sure you have a big cup so you can claim your share before it’s gone.
- 6 ripe bananas, peeled
- 6 oz orange juice concentrate
- 6 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 46 oz can pineapple juice
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 2- liter lemon-lime sodas
The slush mixture makes approximately 1 gallon. Once you mix it with soda it will make 2 total gallons. Start by preparing two half-gallon containers that you will use for freezing. You can mix everything in a huge bowl if you have one or divide it as you go and mix it individually in your two containers.
Microwave water until very warm. Pour in blender, add sugar and blend until sugar is dissolved. Add 6 oz orange juice concentrate and lemon juice to blender and blend on high until totally smooth. Add contents of blender to the huge mixing bowl.
Add half the bananas and half of the pineapple juice to the blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add contents of the blender to the mixing bowl.
Add remaining bananas and pineapple juice to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add to mixing bowl.
Mix juices until totally combined. Pour into your freezing containers and close them tightly. Freeze about 24 hours until frozen solid.
Remove ½ gallon frozen slush mixture 1 hour before you are serving it. After letting it thaw on the counter for an hour, use a table knife to cut it in two directions. I normally cut it into about ½ inch sections. Add 1 2-liter soda to a gallon pitcher. Spoon slush mixture into pitcher. Stir gently to combine. Adding the soda first reduces the amount of foam in your pitcher.
Repeat previous step if you are making the whole recipe at once. This can also be made in a 2-gallon punch bowl instead of in 2 gallon pitchers.
There are lots of good punch recipes, and I have never met one I don’t love. But banana slush shines above the rest. It has so many delicious tropical flavors and they come together perfectly. If you want to make an occasion extra special, you definitely need to serve banana slush.
I grew up drinking banana slush and we still have it at every family gathering. I serve it every chance I get. I’m trying to convert the world. I’m not joking about having a big cup. In my family you have to keep your cup full or you’ll look up and the banana slush is gone.
We normally have banana slush for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter. There is no occasion too big or too small for banana slush. Don’t miss out on this totally delicious drink!