Our jalapeño and blackberry slush drink sure is refreshing in summer. But this fruity beverage is just as tasty anytime of the year. It’s a bold burst of fruitiness that’s perfect for satisfying sweet, fruity cravings.
Jalapeño peppers are, of course, the heat source here. It provides a nice zip of spiciness with it’s low-medium heat. But it’s nothing too overbearing since the fresh jalapeño is so diluted amid all the other ingredients. You can add an additional chili pepper into the recipe if you want an even spicier jalapeño and blackberry slushee. Or, of course, you could cut it altogether or add slightly less if you’re looking for something milder.
You also have some choices if you want some extra spiced warmth in the drink. A great twist to this recipe for fall or winter is to add tasty seasonal spices like cinnamon, allspice, or nutmeg. Or if you have some candied jalapeños available, try swapping them out for the fresh chilies. They add a delicious sweet kick that’s totally yummy.
Now, this jalapeño and blackberry slushee won’t keep well, so be sure to make it and drink it soon after. If you want the absolutely best flavor, don’t freeze it or allow it to sit.
Jalapeño and BlackBerry Slush Drink
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup boiling water
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 cups ice
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 lemon
- Chop and deseed the jalapeno pepper. Add it to the blender along with the boiling water and sugar.
- Blend until the pepper is smoothed and the sugar has dissolved (you may still see little bits of green flesh, it’s okay!)
- Add the blackberries and ice then turn the blender to high for 1 minute.
- Pour the drinks and squeeze some lemon into it (stirring well) to adjust the taste.