July 11 (aka 7/11) brings back memories of jumbo icy drinks from everyone’s favorite convenience store. It also reminds us of one of our favorite Beyoncé songs. Combine the two and slushie magic is born. Vanilla ice cream is blended with ice, chile-infused honey and smoky bourbon to make a creamy slushie perfect for a hot day. And we’re crazy in love with it.
We crave the spice that hot honey adds to this rich slushie and use Bee Local—its integration of vinegar adds a healthy dose of tang to the heat.
Hot Honey-Bourbon Slushie
Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10 minutes
4 cups ice
2 cups vanilla ice cream
½ cup whole milk
¼ cup hot honey (preferably Bee Local), plus more for garnish
¼ cup bourbon
½ teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more for garnish
In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Blend until smooth then divide between glasses. Garnish with hot honey and sea salt to taste, then serve.