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Sonic Slushes (Copycat Recipe)

Save money and make Sonic Slushes at home with this easy copycat recipe. It’s the perfect cool treat for the summer!

Sonic Slushes

No need to get in the car and drive to a Sonic restaurant when you get that craving for a Sonic Slush. These popular slurpees have been around for quite some time and are constantly changing the flavors each year. We wish they would bring back some flavors like the Watermelon. Ah-um… Sonic. So when you favorite flavor is no longer at Sonic this is a great recipe to keep on hand to make it at home.

There are so many flavors you can make with this recipe and customize to how you like it such as adding some of your favorite candies like Pop Rocks, Sour Patch Kids or Nerds like the Sonic Nerds Slushie. That is the best part of this recipe. So versatile and fun!

copycat sonic slushes

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Serve right after making to avoid melting especially in warm weather.
  • Try different flavors and a variety of add ins for a different taste.
  • Make it a float with vanilla ice cream.
  • Add some fruit flavored syrups such as coconut, peach, mango and more.

Best Sonic Slushes Flavors

  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Cherry
  • Cherry Limeade
  • Lemonade

Do Sonic Slushes have carbonation?

Most of the juices and liquids they use is non-carbonated. There are a few they are such as the Red Bull Slush. This recipe has no carbonation in it.

What is the secret to Sonic Slushes?

The secret to their famous slushes is the nugget ice they use in them. If you have a nugget ice maker, you can make a complete replica of the Sonic drinks. You could also buy their ice nuggets by the bag to keep on hand when you want to make.

Slushes Ingredients

  • Ice water – a combination of ice and water.
  • Sugar – granulated sugar works best for this recipe.
  • Powdered drink mix – you can use Kool-aid packets or the single drink packets.

How to Make Sonic Slushes

  1. Add all ingredients in a blender in the following order: Ice water, sugar, and powdered drink mix.
  2. Blend on high until you have a smooth like texture.
  3. Pour the slush into a large cup and enjoy!
  4. Top with your favorite topping such as candies, whipped cream, cherries, or ice cream.
how to make sonic slushes
Sonic Slushes (Copycat Recipe)

Sonic Slushes (Copycat Recipe)

Yield: Makes 2 Large Slushes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Save money and make Sonic Slushes at home with this easy copycat recipe. It's the perfect cool treat for the summer!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of ice water – 3 cups of water and add ice until you are at 4 cups on your measuring cup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered drink mix – this is about 2 small packets

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients in a blender in the following order: Ice water, sugar, and powdered drink mix.
  2. Blend on high until you have a smooth like texture.
  3. Pour the slush into a large cup and enjoy!
  4. Top with your favorite topping such as candies, whipped cream, cherries, or ice cream.

Notes

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Serve right after making to avoid melting especially in warm weather.
  • Try different flavors and a variety of add ins for a different taste.
  • Make it a float with vanilla ice cream.
  • Add some fruit flavored syrups such as coconut, peach, mango and more.

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