July 3, 2008

Photo du Jour - Loulou's Slush Puppie

Does anyone remember Slush Puppies?

I grew up freezing my brain on them every summer while visiting my grandparents in Walla Walla, Washington. There was a little mom & pop grocery store where my sister and I would walk in the heat of the day to buy candy and Slush Puppies. My favorite flavor was Blue Raspberry.

Two nights ago it was sweltering here. Really hot and humid, and the air inside our house was just as hot as outside, so there was no relief. Until I made this frozen concoction.

I scooped a couple of big spoonfuls of homemade raspberry sorbet into a bowl, added a couple splashes of vodka and a bit of orange juice, blended it all together with a hand blender and voilĂ  - an adult version of a Blue Raspberry Slush Puppie. Only it wasn't blue. But it was like instant air conditioning (and after two of them we didn't really notice how hot it was anymore).

Now I'm trying to come up with a good name for it. Any suggestions? Pin It


croquecamille said...

Ack! You summered in WW? I went to college there!

Also, I never thought of using sorbet to make frozen drinks - brilliant! Maybe tomorrow for a little 4th of July celebration. It hasn't exactly been chilly here in Paris... :)

Danielle said...

How about "Lush Puppy"?

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Raspberry Rush.....!!!

I remember slush puppies, also my boys weren;t allowed them, as used to send them really hyper...

Our Juicy Life said...

I so remember slush puppies, wasn't the cup blue and red? I like yours much better though! Nothing wrong with a little vodka. I like "lush puppy".....thata gets my vote.

Loulou said...

Did you go to Whitman? My grandfather went there.

The drink was so good! I have my husband to thank for the idea.

Great name!

A good name too!
Yes, packed with sugar and everything that is bad for you.
This adult version is much healthier! :)

our juicy life
yes, the cup was blue and red with a little dog on it. The addition of vodka was perfect.

croquecamille said...

Missionaries, missionaries, we're on top!

I also vote for "lush puppies."

Loulou said...

Looks like Lush Puppy is winning!

Valerie & Craig said...

Hi Lou Lou. Just looking at the wonderful colour of your concoction, what about 'Poppy Puppie Slush'?!? I know how much you lurve those flowers too.
Your photos bring colour to our lives....
See you at the vide grenier on Sunday which ties in nicely coz we're now having a Thai lunch at some friends there in Maillac so don't feel guily about DUMPING us ;)

Loulou said...

Valerie & Craig
As it turns out, I was dumped too
S & J decided against having a stand at the vide grenier, which I didn't find out until about 9 last night.
I hope you had great Thai food and a good time in Mailhac.

I like putting Poppy in the name!