As I waited for my blended ice fruit cooler in Costa, I had a eureka moment. Why not make my own version? It’s not that hard, right? I mean, all you have to do is blend ice, then blend the blended ice and fruit juice together. It seemed so simple to me, but boy was I wrong. I learned a couple of things about making slushies:
1) Your blender at home probably isn’t powerful enough to blend a whole cup’s worth of ice in one go.
2) Blend the ice cubes for too long, and you’ll end up with more water than ice.
3) Stick with juice. Blending cola with the watery blended ice made it go frothy, which made it go flat. I ended up with a glass of flat cola with tiny bits of ice floating around.
4) It might be best to leave it up to the Costa people. They know what they’re doing.