Quick Look_______________

It's not really something you would serve at dinner. These smoothies can be a great snack during fellowship after Bible study or other hang out time.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 0 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Labor Intensity: Could do by yourself.
  • 30 servings, adjust by 1.5x if your group tends to eat multiple servings.


  • 1 gallon fruit juice [$4-5 on sale at safeway. You can also use frozen concentrate]
  • 1 bag of ice (8lbs) [$2 safeway or wherever]
  • 8-10 lbs frozen fruit [about $2/lb at smart and final or costco]
  • 1 gallon ice cream [about $6 for a 5-quart tub]
  • Total: about $30.00 to $35.00


  • Blend 1 cup juice, 1 cup fruit, 1/2 cup ice, 1 cup ice cream in a blender.
  • Each blend should produce 24 oz, enough for 2 people.
  • [Possible recipes]
  • Apple juice, 1/2 frozen strawberry + 1/2 banana, vanilla ice cream
  • Orange Juice, frozen strawberries, orange sherbet
  • Pineapple juice, frozen strawberry, pineapple sherbet, 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • Pineapple juice, banana, pineapple sherbet
  • Guava juice, frozen peaches, frozen strawberry, pineapple sherbet
  • Apple juice, frozen blueberry, banana, raspberry sherbet/vanilla ice cream
  • Raspberry juice, banana, raspberry sherbet
  • Milk, 1/2 cup peanuts, banana, vanilla ice cream

Tom's Tips and Tricks_______________

I would recommend the Vita-Mix blender for this. Ask your staff/director if they have one or access to one. It's about 1300 watts (almost 2 horsepower!) compared to an average blender with 350 watts.

These smoothies are Jamba Juice style and are made thick. If your blender can't handle it, you can cut down the ice or add a little more juice to thin it out. You may have to turn off the blender for 2-3 seconds and/or shake the canister and start blending again if too thick.

[Possible side dish] N/A


Anonymous said…
I'd like to try this! I hate spending $4-$5 at Jamba juice. I didn't know it could be done so cheap and easy.

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