Icees and Slurpees!

granniesophie
By granniesophie Latest Reply 2012-04-13 22:30:10 -0500
Started 2011-07-15 19:39:53 -0500

Does anyone happen to know the carb count in a small Icee or Slurpee, or where I can find out? Apparently I am in my second childhood 'cause I want one really, really bad!! Probably once I get one, i will have two or three sips and dump it, because i'm sure it will be disgustingly sweet at this stage of my life, but I need to knwo just in case!
And on another point, why aren't these thing made in a suger-free flavor, since they are so popular?????

Tags: cravings

24 replies

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-07-17 19:29:39 -0500 Report

I know what you mean, as a child I went there all the time and got slurpees. loved the cola the most, banana and other flavors were good too and I have been wanting a small one lately

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-07-16 14:52:01 -0500 Report

Hey there granniesophie! My daughter makes surpee's at home. Well, actualy they are snowcones, but allowing it to thaw a little could turn it into a slurpee. She uses her food processor to shave the ice. It comes out the consistency of snow. There is a whole array of flavors of the syrups available, both with sugar and sugar-free. I know, because she always shops for things I can have. She told me what sugar free flavors are available and asked me what flavors I liked. I told her to just get the (red) cherry flavor, because its the one that is my absolute favorite and has been since I was a little girl! Boy, was that a long time ago! I don't know where she got the syrups, but I will find out if you want. She is a real shopper. Sometimes she gets things locally and sometimes she gets them online. I have no idea about the cost, but a little bit of syrup goes a long way! ;-) Mara

VickieF
VickieF 2011-07-16 17:59:49 -0500 Report

OH! Yummy, Cherry is my favorite too. I love just the shaved ice with about 4 Drops of syrup. I was surprised to find it did not make my sugar go up. I guess because I used so little just enough to have a taste and then enough ice to satisfy the crunck and cold of the treat.

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-07-16 11:47:14 -0500 Report

Quick Funny/True Story …

I had a friend in England that I once sent a "Care" package to of various USA products for him to check out including peanut butter crackers, Jello, Kool Aid, USA coins, and just other stuff. Well, in making the Jello because he didn't know what a "cup" is he used a beer stein of hot and cold waters and since it didn't gel, through it in the freezer. He said it didn't turn out so well but sorta tasted like a slushie. So… you can try messing up the SUGAR FREE Jello recipe and throwing it in the freezer and see what happens. :)

granniesophie
granniesophie 2011-07-16 10:08:27 -0500 Report

Thank you everyone! Now that I know, I am prepared should the craving ever strike again! I guess just the asking made it go away some and I can make it through without one. But a small one won't mess with my life too much, and especially not if I don't drink much of it!
As a treat though, maybe…

cavie2
cavie2 2011-07-16 10:30:17 -0500 Report

I think there's too much guessing and maybe's in your story Sonya, you know they're not good for you but your looking for excuses or approval and your not getting it!!! lol ♥♥♥♥♥

granniesophie
granniesophie 2011-07-16 10:51:20 -0500 Report

Nope, I know I shouldn't have it, and I really don't want one, but yesterday it was hotter than Hades here and I saw a sign on a 7-11 and so I wanted one, so I asked. I'm sure even Iif I got one, it would taste awfully sweet and I wouldn't want it-
Now I'm back in the land of rocks and cardboard, with the occasional boulder thrown in! Reality bites! LOL :)

Marytea
Marytea 2011-07-16 09:20:26 -0500 Report

a12 oz Slurpee ad 7 eleven all flavors has 24 carbs, a 22 oz has 44, 40 oz has 80. Get the book The Calorie King Calorie, Fat, and Carbohydrate Counter. It is great. I bought my copy used (2011 edition) on Amazon.

2011-07-16 18:48:49 -0500 Report

I got the same book. Only I got mine at my pharmacy. But the book is very informative.

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-07-16 07:07:30 -0500 Report
RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-07-16 07:08:00 -0500 Report

I was honestly thinking it would be ALOT more!

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-07-16 15:01:36 -0500 Report

Me, as well. That doesn't make sense, considering how sweet they are, although in this case the total carbs consist of sugar, I'm sure, so that still isn't good! I'm just sayin … ;-) Mara

dfinch
dfinch 2011-07-15 21:09:17 -0500 Report

you can also buy sugar free snowcone syrup. That would make a slushee.

MykenziePamala
MykenziePamala 2012-04-13 22:30:10 -0500 Report

We have an ice shaver for snow cones, a blender and a smoothie machine. The kids have such a blast looking for new recipes to make. shaved ice with sugar free kool-aid is great in the summer, no guilt there. And smoothies with frozen yogurt and frozen fruit are easy to count carbs and taste nummy!

lmkilday
lmkilday 2011-07-15 20:56:53 -0500 Report

I don't know if this would work, but what if you placed a sugar free popsicle or 2 in a blender with crushed ice? It might be close enough to a Slurpee that you won't be tempted to sabotage your blood sugar.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-07-15 20:42:14 -0500 Report

No I do not know, you cant have it not even a little if your on insulin.
Remember it is sugar syrup
Each place makes it at a difrent strangth
If I have even a sip my BS will go way up so I cant have any at all
Best wishes
Harlen

VickieF
VickieF 2011-07-16 17:50:33 -0500 Report

Make your own. I mean Mash fruit , you can use surgar sub. if you wish . Then freeze them in ice cube trays. If you want you can shave them into icees or you can just crunch the cubs. Good either way.

VickieF
VickieF 2011-07-15 20:38:06 -0500 Report

I can not say for the store bought ones. I did buy a Sunbeem iceshaving machine a couple of weeks ago. It makes the best icees with very little trouble and a small investment. I bought one bottle of cherry syrup flavoring 16.4 fl. oz. It says 2 oz. is one serving size (Way overkill) total carbs. 38g. It says 8 servings per bottle. I have made about 15 big glasses already and still have 1/4 of a bottle left. Also with this mashine you can freeze your favorite diet soda, fruit, yogurt or whatever in ice cube trays and then rund them thru as you would regular ice cubes. Such a nice treat. One you do not get tired of.
Vickie

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-07-16 15:09:31 -0500 Report

Well, dfinch and VickieF: If I had bothered to read all the entries before I posted one of my own, I needn't have. Your entries combined make mine redundant. Oh well, I'll just leave it in. ;-) Mara

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