Growing up, I was a junk food junkie and that included walking down to the local convenience store to get slushies in the hot, humid New England summers. They’re definitely cold but they’re most certainly rammed with artificial colors, tons of corn syrup and fake colors. Not so healthy.

Last year, I got the idea to blend kombucha—a fermented probiotic tea—with frozen fruit to take the edge of a particularly sweltering San Diego day. The result was an icy Kombucha Slushie with the perfect frozen texture and sweet, tart flavor. And the best part, it’s healthy, unlike the convenience store vice of my youth.

(Want to know more about how to make kombucha at home? It’s easy! Click here for my tutorial and here for my detailed ebook.)

Kombucha Slushie

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup kombucha
  • 1 cup frozen fruit
Photo by Stephanie Gaudreau
  • Step 1

    Pour the kombucha into a high-speed blender pitcher. Add the frozen fruit.

  • Step 2

    Blend the kombucha and fruit on high until the fruit is no longer chunky, about 15 to 20 seconds.

    Suggested flavor combinations:
    Strawberry kombucha + frozen strawberries
    Mango kombucha + frozen mangoes
    Grape kombucha + frozen blueberries

  • Step 3

    Pour into a chilled glass or Mason jar and enjoy!

    Photo by Stephanie Gaudreau