Kids and adults alike will be wowed watching this delicious slush turn from blue to pink and purple in an instant. The magical concoction is made with natural blue tea (see Note) and refreshing lemonade for a fun science experiment that's tasty too. Perfect for your child's birthday party! (Adults may enjoy spiking their drink with a little vodka or gin.)

Carolyn Casner
Source:, January 2018


Recipe Summary

10 mins
4 hrs 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Steep tea in boiling water for 8 minutes. Strain into a 2-cup measuring cup. Pour tea into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid.

  • Place the frozen tea cubes in a blender and crush. Place 1/2 cup in each glass and pour 1/2 cup lemonade over the crushed ice. Watch the magic!


Note: Learn more about natural blue tea.

To make ahead: Freeze tea ice cubes up to 2 days ahead.

Nutrition Facts

49 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; sugars 12.3g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 1.2IU; vitamin c 4.8mg 8% DV; folate 1.2mcg; calcium 8.5mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 3.7mg 1% DV; potassium 19.7mg 1% DV; sodium 8.5mg; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 12g.

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This really is a magical treat! So fun to watch it change color before your eyes. And it's super-tasty refreshing too. Read More