DIY Shark Week Slush


Here is an easy, low calorie dupe of the popular Sonic Shark Week slush. Using Powerade, ice, strawberries, and candy, you can have it too!

65 calories, 16g carbs, 0g fat, and 0g protein!

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What is Shark Week?

Shark Week is a period of one week where the Discovery channel features specials all about sharks! This year, Shark Week is running from July 23rd through the 30th! For any ocean lovers, this is a really cool opportunity to learn about nature.

It wasn’t until recently that I even heard about the event, but it caught my attention. Especially when I saw that Sonic actually makes a really cool drink in honor or Shark Week that has icy, blue coconut slush mixed with fresh strawberries and shark candies.

As tasty as the drink looked, it was higher in calories than I like for my drinks. (I prefer to eat my calories instead of drinking them). Even the smallest size, a mini, has 210 calories, and the Route 44 has a whopping 730 calories!!

BUT, I am here to tell you that you can still enjoy this tropical, refreshing slushy for the summer, and for just 65 calories!! Stay tuned as we dive into what you’ll need to recreate this Shark Week Slush from home.

How to Make a Shark Week Slush

Looking for a new drink to cool you down on a hot summer day? Try this easy-to-prepare slush. It is a great addition to a Shark Week watch party, a fun afternoon treat for the kids, or even as a pick-me-up to help you survive the heat.

Shark Week has just started, and I have been thinking of a thousand ways to recreate this classic Shark Week Slush drink from Sonic.

The easiest (because I had the ingredients) was

  • Blue Zero Powerade
  • Pebble ice
  • Strawberries
  • Shark gummies

And it turned out so yummy! Because I used Powerade, it didn’t really have much of a coconut flavor, but you could definitely add that in if you want it!

Other Possible Slush Flavor Combos

Here are some other ingredients you could also use for the drink:

  • Coconut water with blue food coloring
  • Sparkling water with blue Mio Drops
  • White apple juice with sugar free coconut syrup and blue food coloring

If you try one of these out, definitely let me know how it was! Should I try them out too?

Any way you make it, it’s going to be HUNDREDS of less calories than the classic slush, and in my opinion, these versions taste better! So, happy Shark Week and happy slushy drinking!

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Shark Week Slush

62 calorie slush that is low calorie, easy to make, and refreshing on a hot day.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: shark week slush, slushie
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 65cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • 1 glass


  • 1 bottle Blue Zero Powerade
  • 2-3 large strawberries, thawed
  • 2 shark gummies
  • pebble ice


  • Mix the ice and Powerade in a glass
  • Add the thawed strawberries to the top
  • Top drink off with 2 shark gummies and enjoy!


See the article for other possible drink mix in options. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 65cal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g
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Shark Week Slush
Serving Size
1 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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