Pineapple Slush Recipe
Amish frozen fruit slush is a lovely and refreshing summertime treat.
It's a pineapple slushie that is made with orange juice, pineapple, and fresh fruit. It gets frozen until solid and then thawed just long enough to turn it into a fruit slushie.
It is an amazing treat to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon.
Amish Fruit Slush - Old Fashioned Slush for picnics
Amish frozen fruit slush was a dish that we often took along for our Amish youth picnics at ballparks, etc.
Our youth group loved to play volleyball and softball. Volleyball was a regular Sunday tradition for us, while softball games were more sporadic, occurring only a few times each summer.
Most of the Amish do not necessarily observe Memorial Day and the 4th of July. (You can read more about the Amish holidays here.)
However, we had a few other holidays that we observed, such as Ascension Day and Pentecost Monday. We usually had a church picnic (in someone's field) on one of those holidays, and the young men and maybe a few ambitious young ladies played a couple of games of softball.
And several times throughout the year, our youth group also went to a park to play softball. Everyone took food along, and we had a big picnic together.
Our menu often included frozen fruit slush, because it was a perfect afternoon treat for a hot summer day.
Frozen Fruit Salad with Orange Juice - Slushie
To make this orange juice slush, simply mix frozen orange juice concentrate with water and sugar. (If desired, you can substitute some of the water and sugar with 7-Up or Sprite.) Stir until dissolved and add your fruit.
You can add any kind of fruit that freezes well. We always used crushed pineapple, fresh berries, peaches, bananas, etc. But you can also use frozen fruit.
You will notice in my photo that the color of my slushie is pretty dark. I actually added frozen blueberries because I did not have any fresh ones on hand. It made the color darker, but it does not affect the taste.
Freeze your fruit salad until solid. Then remove it from the freezer and place it into the refrigerator to thaw.
Thawing Frozen Fruit Slush
Thawing time will depend on the size of the container that you froze it in. But it may take six to seven hours in the refrigerator, to thaw enough to stir and eat as a slushie.
Although, if you are in a hurry to have it thawed, you can thaw it at room temperature. The only problem is that the slush on the outside edges of the container will thaw and become watery before the inside is thawed enough to stir. So it's better to thaw it slowly.
Every time I make fruit slush, I put some of it in two-cup containers and freeze it to put in my husband's lunch box. Just place it into the lunch box in the morning and it should be partially thawed by lunchtime.
Whenever we took this Amish fruit slush along for our picnics, we froze it in ice cream buckets. Then we placed them into ice chests to take them with us to the park. By mid-afternoon, it was perfectly thawed to enjoy it as a slushie. And it was a very refreshing afternoon snack!
Fun Times and Good Amish Food
I have good memories of many fun times with my Amish youth group. We had lots of fun activities. Every summer we went camping. We played lots of games and spent a lot of time singing together.
A couple of our youth were assigned the responsibility of planning the activities and the food menu. It always took lots of food to feed our group, but everyone pitched in together and brought a dish or two.
Amish frozen fruit slush was always a summertime favorite! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. If you try this recipe, I'd love it if you left a comment and star rating below. Thank you!
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Amish Frozen Fruit Slush Recipe
- 6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
- 3 c. water
- 3/4 c. sugar, optional
- 1 can crushed pineapple with juice (20 oz.)
- 3 - 4 bananas, sliced
- 3 - 4 c. strawberries, sliced
- 2. c blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Mix orange juice concentrate, water, and sugar. Stir until dissolved.6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate, 3 c. water, 3/4 c. sugar, optional
- Add a can of crushed pineapples along with the juice.1 can crushed pineapple with juice (20 oz.)
- Add sliced bananas, strawberries, and blueberries.3 - 4 bananas, sliced, 3 - 4 c. strawberries, sliced, 2. c blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Freeze until solid.
- Remove from the freezer several hours before serving so that it's partially thawed for a slushie.