This kid-friendly Sunset Slushie recipe is a perfect beverage for sharing with family and friends. Make it as a layered sunrise drink for breakfast too.
I made this recipe as part of a sponsored post for BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers.
Sunrises and sunset are one of life’s little pleasures. I have hundreds of sunrise/sunset pictures. I’m not sure what I am ever going to do with them, but the gorgeous colors in the sky compel me to take pictures.
And then the sky changes with every minute, every second and I want to take another photo. Don’t worry, cause I can hear you all the way in the middle of Minnesota telling me to put down my camera and enjoy the moment, I do that too!
So, today I am sharing a recipe for a Sunset Slushie that captures some of those beautiful colors of the setting sun.
There are a couple of reasons this drink works. First, the blended ice helps keep the layers separate and second, each layer has a different sugar content.
The layer with the least amount of sugar is on top and the one with the most is on the bottom. To get the soft colors and creamy flavor, I used BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers.
For this recipe, I chose The Original Irish Cream, but many of the other 14 flavors would taste great too.
Start with the blue slushie layer. Blend together ice, diet citrus soda, BAILEYS® Original Irish Cream and powdered, unsweetened blue drink mix.
Next, blend the pulp-free frozen orange juice concentrate, water, ice, and BAILEYS® Original Irish Cream.
Put the orange slushie in cups. Tilt the cups and slowly pour cherry grenadine syrup down the side of the cup.
Since the cherry grenadine syrup has the most sugar, so it will slowly settle on the bottom of the cup.
Carefully spoon the blue slushie on top of the orange slushie.
I made a double batch of these sunset slushies to share at my sister’s birthday party. Everyone thought they were so pretty and so delicious!
And there was even some leftover BAILEYS® Original Irish Cream to put in our coffee. This kid-friendly Sunset Slushie recipe is perfect for sharing with family and friends on hot, summer evenings.
Here are a few more drink recipes to try:
Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake | Blueberry Melon Smoothie | Raspeberry Watermelon Lemonade
This drink looks great.
Is there a reason for using the diet citrus soda in the blue layer?
I couldn’t find blue powdered milk. Will white powdered milk and blue food dye work?
The reason for the diet citrus soda (aka diet 7Up or diet Sprite) is so that it has less sugar. The varying sugar content helps keep the layers separate. The layer with the most sugar goes on the bottom and the one with the least sugar on the top. As far as the powdered, unsweetened blue drink mix goes, I used a blue raspberry Kool-Aid packet. I did not use any powdered milk in the recipe.
I was also assuming diet citrus soda meant Fanta or Sunkist. Diet Sprite is readily available.
Is orange juice a good substitute for orange concentrate?
Orange juice concentrate is the frozen orange juice in comes in a cardboard or plastic can. It it concentrated until you add the water to it to make orange juice. So if you want to use ready made orange juice, skip adding the water.
For some reason this also reminds me of a unicorn! Looks awesome!
And probably tastes better than the Starbucks unicorn drink too! Hehehe
Stephanie D. says
Very pretty! Will try. Where did you find those glasses?
Thanks Stephanie! I found the at Target. You can see more in this post: https://www.thegunnysack.com/2015/05/very-berry-pretzel-salad-and-lemonade.html
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
I would have never thought to use coffee creamer in a drink such as this! Genius!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
I loved that you used creamer in this drink!! Perfection!
Justine | Cooking and Beer says
I have seriously been ooohhhhing and ahhhhing over these all day! Seriously gorgeous!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
This slushie is so pretty Tonia! I love all the fun layers and such a great idea to use the coffee creamers!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Tonia this is the prettiest drink EVER. And to use the creamers??? GENIUS!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says
These are so pretty and totally fun!!
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
This is such a pretty slushie! Perfect for summer cool down!
Kathleen | HapaNomNom says
Super cute and festive drink – perfect for the summer! Gotta love the Bailey’s too! 😉
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I just love the idea of using coffee creamer in slushies! Definitely trying this this summer!
Michelle @ Blackberry Babe says
This is so very beautiful, and much easier to make than I originally thought! Thanks for sharing!
Sara @ Bitz & Giggles says
What a BEAUTIFUL drink, Tonia! I would love to serve this to my family this summer. They would be so impressed!