My hubby is the smoothie-slushie king of the universe. I can envision him standing atop a giant blender, his arms outstretched, proclaiming, “I’m the king of the world!” (See what Leo started in Titanic?) Anyway, I knew just exactly for whom this recipe was created.
An apple from our farm-stand supply was peeled, sliced, and put into the blender, along with thawed apple-juice concentrate, sugar-free caramel topping, lemon juice, and ice cubes. I called my resident Smoothie King in to be sure I was pressing the right buttons. “You for sure don’t want any bit of ice left,” he directed me to blend a little longer as I made my first-ever of these concoctions. When the finished slushie went into a chilled glass, I drizzled on a bit more caramel-flavored topping and added a thin apple slice for garnish.
“It tastes just like drinking a caramel apple,” the king reported after a few gulps of the new creation. Exactly the goal, according to the Taste of Home recipe. In the Caramel-Apple Slushie I’d found a new fall favorite for entertaining.
1 medium apple, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup thawed apple-juice concentrate
5 teaspoons carmel-flavored ice-cream topping (I used Smucker’s brand sugar-free)
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
7 ice cubes
additional caramel-flavored ice-cream topping, optional
In a blender combine the apple, apple-juice concentrate, ice-cream topping, and lemon juice. Cover and process until blended. Add the ice cubes, cover, and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Drizzle with additional caramel topping if you desire. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.