Give me ICEE, Slurpee, Squishee. I am a fan of frosty blended drinks. I know they’re sugar laden and full of empty calories, but they’re an occasional treat that bring back happy summer childhood memories. When I couldn’t convince my parents to take me to get said frosty drink, I learned to experiment with ingredients we had at home. Capri Sun packets, juice boxes, iced teas, Tang, Kool-Aid. You name it. I tried to freeze it. I once froze a can of Coke and it exploded. I got in trouble and then I learned you could freeze sodas into ice cubes. That changed EVERYTHING. (If only I knew about instant Coke slushie when I was a kid.)
Filipino households have a ton of parties and gatherings. We always had soda in the garage for the taking. I was making all sorts of concoctions during summer break.
I don’t drink much soda nowadays. I probably average 6 cans of soda a year. And all that soda consumption comes in the form of cherry Jack and Coke slushies.