Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy is a blended ice beverage that can relieve sore throat and tonsils naturally. Ginger, honey, and lemon are blended into a slushie that's as soothing as it is delicious. Kids love the miracle slushie, even when they don't need sore throat relief.
Trying to figure out how to get rid of a sore throat? If you're there right now, I sympathize with you. I'm too familiar with the sore throat that makes it unbearable to swallow, chew, drink, talk, sleep, or even breathe. Even the usual home remedies can make a sore throat hurt worse.
Classic home remedies for sore throat
- gargling warm water with a teaspoon of salt
- throat sprays that numb
- throat lozenges
- warmed honey lemon water
- licorice root tea
- warm soup
- steam shower
If you tried all of these remedies and don't know how to soothe a sore throat, I've been there. Enter the miracle slushie aka my favorite home remedy for sore throat pain.
What's the best drink for sore throat?
I came up with this slushie several years ago to relieve a terrible sore throat I had from a cold. I tried every sore throat remedy in the book and most of them made the pain worse, especially warm beverages.
Out of complete desperation, I whipped up this icy beverage concoction. Guess what? It immediately soothed my sore throat pain, making it tolerable to swallow food and drink water. It was like a fire extinguisher on my burning throat pain. The slushie didn't completely get rid of my sore throat, but it numbed everything enough for me to do survival things like eat and drink...and stay sane.
Long story short, this is the best drink for sore throat ... pretty much ever. Kids love it too...even when they don't have a sore throat. Bonus!
Miracle slushie sore throat remedy ingredients
- honey - or preferred sweetener
- fresh lemon - bottled lemon juice isn't the same
- fresh ginger - always use fresh, not powdered or crystalized
- ice cubes
How to make a slushie home remedy for sore throat
- Boil ginger in water for a few minutes. The longer you boil, the stronger the ginger water.
- Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and honey, then allow to cool.
- Add liquid and ice cubes to the pitcher of a high-speed blender.
- Blend into a slushie.
- Serve with a straw or spoon.
How does this slushie help a sore throat?
- Ginger, honey, and lemon are all foods that help sore throat. They're pleasant tasting and are easily digested. You've probably heard of honey for sore throat and this is a great way make it work.
- Slushies (as opposed to warm beverages) numb and soothe sore tonsils and bring pain to a tolerable level.
- The slushie is a great way to drink water and stay hydrated without gulping plain water down a sore throat.
- high-speed blender (Ninja 1500 Blender with 72 oz pitcher) or Vitamix with 64 oz container)
- knife (to cut lemon and ginger)
- citrus squeezer (or your hands will work)
- smoothie straw (to slurp up the slushie)
More cold/flu comfort remedies
Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy
- 2 inch piece Fresh Ginger, sliced into thick chunks; no need to peel
- 4 cups Filtered Water
- 1 Lemon, juiced with pulp
- ¼ cup Honey
- 4 cups Ice Cubes
- In a saucepan, combine GINGER and WATER; bring to a rolling boil for a few minutes.
- Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes (longer for a stronger ginger flavor).
- Remove from heat and discard GINGER.
- Stir in LEMON JUICE and HONEY.
- Cool liquid to room temperature and chill until ready to mix into slushie.
- When ready, pour liquid into the pitcher of a high-speed blender, add ICE CUBES in smaller portions; blend or pulse until it becomes a slushie consistency, adding ice cubes as needed.
- Note: The recipe you are seeing is the original "steeped ginger" version published to The Kitchen Girl site in 2015. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the comments below.
Nutrition data provided as courtesy estimates using unbranded ingredients from a nutrition database. Please consult preferred resource for precise data.
This blogpost recounts my personal experience of finding relief during a severely painful event. This content does not guarantee pain relief, nor is it intended to cure the causes of pain. This content is not intended as medical advice, or a substitute for medical attention. It is for information purposes only.