A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 15, 2013
Slush or Slushie or Slushy (a flavored drink with crushed ice)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Slush (beverage)
A slush, sometimes known as a slushie or slushy, is a flavored frozen drink.

Types
There are a number of different kinds of slush drinks:

. Frozen carbonated beverages, typified by the Slurpee or ICEE, are made by freezing a carbonated drink. These machines are complicated and expensive, and notably require a carbon dioxide supply. They make a very fine and ‘dry’ slush.

. Frozen uncarbonated beverages are made by freezing a non-carbonated juice or other liquid. These machines do not require a pressure chamber, and so are much cheaper and easier to maintain. These machines usually have more attractive clear product hoppers, and can fit on a counter top. They make a slightly wetter slush. They are notable in the wide variety of drinks they create, including coffee-flavored ices and alcoholic drinks like margaritas and daiquiris.

. Conventional slush drinks, typified by the Slush Puppie, use a single slurry made by freezing a sweetened base, similar to apple or grape juice. This slurry is mixed at serving time with a flavouring syrup of the buyer’s choice. These drinks are notable in that the flavored syrup can be drawn out of the drink, leaving a relatively unflavoured base ice behind.

. “Instant” slush drinks formed via supercooling. Several examples include Slush.ie which allows consumers to make beverages that turn to slush upon opening using a conventional freezer, the Chill Chamber which allows businesses to store beverages at below freezing temperatures that turn to slush upon opening, and supercooled Sprite from Coca-Cola (briefly marketed in the UK) which required special vending machines to store the bottles in a supercooled state so that they would turn to slush upon opening.

The ICEE Company
ICEE FAQ
1. Who Founded ICEE?
The idea for ICEE began in the late 1950’s when Omar Knedlik, the owner of a Dairy Queen in Coffeyville, Kansas placed some soda pop bottles into a freezer. He pulled the bottles out of the freezer and discovered a cool new frozen product. He served the new concoction to some customers and they absolutely loved it!

Wikipedia: The ICEE Company
The ICEE Company is a beverage company located in Ontario, California, USA. Its flagship product is the ICEE (Known as Slurpee at 7-Eleven, and Frozens at Burger King), which is a frozen carbonated beverage available in fruit and soda flavors. ICEE also produces other frozen beverages and Italian ice pops under both the ICEE and Slush Puppie brands. The company’s mascot is an anthropomorphic cartoon polar bear. It has been a division of J & J Snack Foods Corporation since 1988.
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History
The ICEE was invented in 1958 by Omar Knedlik, a Dairy Queen owner in Coffeyville, Kansas. He had been placing bottles of soda in his freezer until frozen, since he lacked a soda fountain. The frozen drinks were popular and he soon realized that he needed a machine to make the product. Knedlik eventually approached the John E Mitchell Company in Dallas to develop the machine.

28 February 1957, Gallup (NM) Daily Independent, pg. 1, col. 8 ad:
We will be serving our Usual Delicious, Mouth-Waterling Lemon Slush and Tasty, Tangy Cherry Cider.
(Dairy King—ed.)

26 May 1957, Gallup (NM) Daily Independent, pg. 1, col. 3 ad:
DAIRY KING
One cent sale, Tuesday, May 28th, Lemon or Cherry Slush, Any size—Buy one, get one for 1c

17 July 1958, The Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield, CA), pg. 27, col. 3 ad:
Lemon and Cherry Slush
(Andre’s Drive-Ins—ed.)

7 February 1971, Omaha World-Herald, “A Peaceful Hour at the Typewriter,” Magazine, pg. 26, col. 3:
“Can I have five dollars to buy the neighbor kids a cherry slush?”

18 March 1974, Boston (MA) Herald American, pg. 6, col. 6 ad:
Refreshing Frozen Drinks
with Real Fresh Fruit Flavor that appeals to all ages.
(...)
SLUSH PUPPIE OF NEW ENGLAND

21 January 1976, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), pg. 5-F, col. 3 classified ad:
ICE-FLO “Cherry Slush” available for your snack bar.

Google Books
Full Circle
Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Huron High School
1981
Pg. 22:
Listed on the side of the truck were such hot weather delights as Ice Cold Cherry Slush, fudgsicles, and Jeremiah’s favorite, Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream.

Google News Archive
5 July 1981, The Courier (Prescott, AZ), “Neighbors’ Recipe Exchange” by Marilyn Hanson, Family Weekly, pg. 13, col. 1:
From Linda Whitley’s kitchen in Chino Valley, Ariz., comes a recipe for a hot-weather cooler.

SLUSH
4 cups sugar
6 cups water
1 can (16 ozs.) pineapple juice
2 cans (12-oz. size) frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted
1 can (12 ozs.) frozen lemonade concentrate, undiluted
5 bananas, mashed
6 bottles (1-qt. size) lemon-lime, orange or ginger ale-flavored carbonated beverage
(...)
“The Slush is a summer-drink idea. I make it up, freeze a large portion of it and use it directly from the freezer on those hot and muggy days.”

Google News Archive
9 April 1983, Lewiston (ME) Daily Sun, “All School Menus Subject to Change,” pg. 11, col. 6:
THURSDAY—Spaghetti with meat sauce, health salad, honey-glazed cinnamon rolls, grape slush.

12 June 1985, Sacramento (CA) Bee, “107 hot night life turns torrid in daytime,” pg. A1:
It is summers like these that have kept little Merlino’s Orange Freeze at Stockton Boulevard and Third Avenue in business for the last 40 years. Merlino’s manager Temme Hagen said that on Tuesday he sold about 250 gallons of the slush that comes in four flavors.

Google News Archive
17 October 1985, Gainesville (FL) Sun, “Citrus cooleres taste good year-round,” pg.8, cols. 1-6:
Or, try Orange-Strawberry Slush. It’s a fruit mixture that’s thick enough to eat with a spoon and quick enough to make as a last-minute party dessert.
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Orange-Strawberry Slush
1 can (6 oz.) frozen concentrated orange juice, thawed, undiluted
1 1/2 cups gingerale
1/4 cup grenadine
1 cup crushed ice
1 package (10 oz.) frozen strawberries, partially thawed
Combine orange juice concentrate, gingerale, grenadine and crushed ice in container of electric blender. Process 10 seconds. Add partially thawed strawberries; process 5 seconds. Serve immediately, over additional crushed or shaved ice, if desired.
Yield: 4 8oz. servings.

11 March 1998, Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal, “Beach services prompt controversy” by Ron Hurtibise, pg. 2D:…
North Myrtle Beach City Manager John P. Smith said the winning bidder will be granted the right to rent beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach, and to sell an “orange slushy drink.”

(Trademark)
Word Mark S SLUSH PUPPIE
Goods and Services IC 021. US 002. G & S: PLASTIC AND PAPER CUPS. FIRST USE: 19730515. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19730515
IC 032. US 045. G & S: BASES AND SYRUP FOR SLUSH-TYPE SOFT DRINKS. FIRST USE: 19730324. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19730324
IC 035. US 101. G & S: TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF SALES, SERVICE AND SUPPLY DISTRIBUTORS OF MACHINES FOR DISPENSING ICE DRINKS, PLASTIC OR PAPER CUPS, NEUTRAL BASE FOR ICE DRINKS, SYRUP FLAVORING FOR ICE DRINKS AND MATERIALS INCIDENT THERETO. FIRST USE: 19730324. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19730324
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 03.01.08 - Dogs; Puppies
03.01.26 - Costumed cats, dogs, wolves, foxes, bears and those with human attributes
11.03.01 - Glasses without stems
Serial Number 73038720
Filing Date December 5, 1974
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 1126200
Registration Date October 23, 1979
Owner (REGISTRANT) SLUSH PUPPIE CORPORATION CORPORATION OHIO 2000 RADCLIFF DRIVE CINCINNATI OHIO 45204
(LAST LISTED OWNER) ICEE COMPANY CORPORATION DELAWARE 4701 Airport Drive Ontario CALIFORNIA 91761
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record J. Rodman Steele, Jr.
Disclaimer APPLICANT DISCLAIMS, WITHOUT WAIVER OF COMMON LAW RIGHTS, ANY EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO THE WORD “SLUSH”, APART FROM ITS USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE MARK.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20091113.
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 20091113
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark SLUSHEE
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 032. US 045. G & S: flavored semi-frozen soft drinks. FIRST USE: 19890700. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19890700
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74087392
Filing Date August 13, 1990
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Amoco Oil Company CORPORATION MARYLAND 200 East Randolph Drive Chicago ILLINOIS 60601
Attorney of Record Robert E. Blankenbaker
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date February 3, 1997

(Trademark)
Word Mark SLUSHIE
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: frozen confections and preparations for making frozen confections
(CANCELLED) IC 042. US 100. G & S: leasing and lending of equipment related to the manufacture and preparation of frozen confections
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 03.01.14 - Bears other than Panda bears; Bears, koala; Bears, polar; Black bears; Grizzly bears; Koala bears; Polar bears
03.01.24 - Stylized cats, dogs, wolves, foxes, bears, lions, tigers
06.01.04 - Mountains (landscapes); Scenery with mountains
08.09.25 - Other frozen confections and ice
09.03.08 - Ascots; Bandannas; Neckerchiefs; Scarves
09.05.01 - Caps, including visors, military caps and baseball caps
11.03.03 - Coffee cups
26.01.03 - Circles, incomplete (more than semi-circles); Incomplete circles (more than semi-circles)
Serial Number 74065157
Filing Date June 4, 1990
Current Basis 44E
Original Filing Basis 44D
Published for Opposition January 5, 1993
Registration Number 1928791
Registration Date October 24, 1995
Owner (REGISTRANT) LES DISTRIBUTIONS SLUSHIE, INC. CORPORATION CANADA 312 de la Poterie Suite 2400 ST. Jerome Quebec J7Z 2V5 CANADA
Attorney of Record Thomas W. Brooke
Priority Date January 11, 1990
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “SLUSHIE” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date July 29, 2006

(Trademark)
Word Mark ICE FLO
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 032. US 045. G & S: Slush-Type Drinks, for Consumption On or Off the Premises. FIRST USE: 19820118. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19820118
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Serial Number 73352130
Filing Date February 26, 1982
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 21, 1983
Registration Number 1251305
Registration Date September 13, 1983
Owner (REGISTRANT) National ICEE Corporation CORPORATION DELAWARE 417 N. 8th St. Philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA 19123
Attorney of Record J. Walter Schilpp
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date January 25, 1990

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