Sunset Cooler Recipe
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Sunset Cooler Recipe

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You don't have to reserve store-bought strawberry syrup just for making malts and shakes. Stirred into orange juice, it gives festive flair to this tropical-tasting beverage that's a breeze to mix with crushed ice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 cups crushed ice
  • 6 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup strawberry syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 183 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a pitcher, combine all ingredients; mix well. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hershey's strawberry syrup.
Originally published as Sunset Cooler in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"I thought this was refreshing."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"not only was this really simple to make, but it was really delicious. My company raved about it all night."

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