Banana Slush is an old family favorite. My grandmother, Colleen Mott used to make it a lot during summer months, or for parties and celebrations. My mom and dad served it at their wedding reception!

My kids love it, and I have continued to make it over the years.

Start by making the sugar syrup to give it time to cool.

Make sure your bananas are nice and ripe and they will be very easy to mash up.

Dump in the juice concentrates and mix it altogether.

Add in 6 cans of water, the lemon juice and cooled syrup and mix it all up!

Scoop into ziplock bags and freeze flat.

When you are ready to serve just grab a bag out of the freezer, scoop some into a cup and add some lemon lime soda.


Banana Slush

Fruity and refreshing, the most delightful summertime drink!
Course Drinks, Party Food
Servings 19 cups


  • 3 1 gallon Zip Lock freezer bags


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 can frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 6 juice cans water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice or juice of 2 lemons


  • Mix sugar and water together in medium pot. Heat until boiling. Remove from heat and cool.
  • In large mixing bowl, mash up bananas.
  • Stir in the orange juice and pineapple juice. Mix well.
  • Use the empty juice containers and pour in six cans of water.
  • Stir in lemon juice and mix.
  • Mix in cooled sugar syrup.
  • Place a gallon zip lock freezer bag into a mixing bowl and pour in about ⅓ of the mixture. Seal and lay flat in freezer. Repeat twice more with remaining mixture.
  • To serve, thaw slightly. Use a large fork to mash up the slush. Scoop ⅔ cup slush into serving glass and add in ⅓ cup 7-UP or Sprite.
  • ***It's also great served in a punchbowl. Just pour in one freezer bag of slush and add in the soda. Stir.


Keyword banana, drink, party punch, pineapple, summer drink