Bring the vibrant flavors of Hawaii into your kitchen with this POG Slushy. POG, a beloved Hawaiian beverage made from passion fruit, orange, and guava juices, is transformed into a refreshing slushy that captures the essence of island refreshment. This easy-to-make slushy is perfect for hot days or whenever you need a tropical escape.

Ever since my first trip to Hawaii, I’ve been captivated by the unique and tropical flavor of POG. It’s not just a drink; it’s a reminder of sun-soaked beaches and leisurely days. Inspired to recreate this experience at home, I developed a slushy version that doubles down on the fun and flavor. This POG slushy is my way of holding onto those blissful Hawaiian memories and sharing them with friends and family.

If you love sweet tropical flavors like I do, you need to try my Coconut Cream Pie and my Banana Cookies to complete a tropical trio.

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The Chemistry of POG Slushy

The POG slushy is a delightful example of the science of freezing and mixing. The simple syrup – made from water and sugar – adds not only sweetness but also controls the freezing point of the juice mixture, ensuring the slushy doesn’t turn into a sold block of ice. The combination of the three juices not only creates a complex flavor profile but also ensures that when frozen and then blended, the consistency remains smooth and easy to sip. The acidic content from the fruits helps keep the flavors vibrant even when cold.

Can I make this POG Slushy without a blender?

Yes, you can make a granita-style slushy by freezing the mixture and using a fork to scrape it into flakes every hour or so, though the texture will be less smooth.

How can I sweeten the slushy without simple syrup?

If you prefer not to use simple syrup, you can substitute honey or agave nectar; adjust the amount to taste as these sweeteners can be sweeter than sugar.

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What if I can’t find the specific brands of juice you mentioned?

You can use any brand of passion fruit, guava, and orange juice as long as they are good quality. The flavor might vary slightly but will still be delicious.

Is there a way to make this POG slushy into an adult beverage?

Absolutely! Add a splash of rum or vodka to the mix before blending for a tropical cocktail twist.

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What is in a POG Slushy?

Water & Granulated Sugar

Create a simple syrup that adds sweetness and modifies the freezing temperature of the juices.

Passion Fruit, Guava & Orange Juice

Combine to form the classic POG flavor, each contributing its unique tropical taste.

Storage Tips

The slushy mixture can be kept in the freezer for up to a month. Store any unused liquid juice mixture in the refrigerator and consume within a week.

Freezing Options

Freeze the slushy mixture in ice cube trays for easy blending. If you have leftover mixture, it ban be refrozen multiple times, though it’s best consumed fresh for the best flavor and texture.

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Making Ahead

For the best results, prepare the slushy mixture a day ahead and freeze it overnight. This ensures the slushy is ready to blend and serve for events or gatherings.

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Why make POG slushy?

Visualize a frosty glass of POG Slushy, its vibrant colors merging together, in your hand as you sip and chat with your closest friends. This is the essence of a Hawaiian summer in every sip. Recreate this tropical treat in your own home for a refreshing escape from the everyday.

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POG Slushy

5 from 3 votes
Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freezing Time: 8 hours
Servings: 12
POG is my all time favorite drink to get when in Hawaii. I love that I can bring it back to my own kitchen and with a super fun twist, in slushy form.

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups Passion Fruit Juice **I use Ceres brand
  • 4 cups Guava Juice **I use Ceres brand
  • 3 cups Orange Juice

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan combine the water and sugar. Turn the heat up to medium high and whisk until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Turn the heat up to high and allow the mixture to get to a boil. Then boil until it reduces by half. This take about 5-10 minutes boiling time.
  • Once the sugar mixture is done, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool a bit as you mix the rest of the drink.
  • In a large pitcher mix the 3 juices. Stir to combine.
  • Add in the sugar mixture and stir again.
  • Pour the mixture into 4 ice trays. You wont use all the juice.
  • Place the 4 ice trays in the freezer and allow them to freeze and set for at least 8 hours.
  • Take the leftover juice in an airtight container and place in the fridge. You will use this extra juice to help blend up the ice cubes.
  • After 8 hours, place the ice cubes in a blender. Pour the juice on top. Having liquid in the blender will help your blender make a nice and smooth slush.
  • Blend until it has a slushy consistency.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal Carbohydrates: 36g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.2g Saturated Fat: 0.02g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g Sodium: 9mg Potassium: 435mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 33g Vitamin A: 714IU Vitamin C: 75mg Calcium: 10mg Iron: 0.3mg

Have you tried this recipe?

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