Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Refreshingly icy, tart and sweet frozen lemonade is simply made in a blender. It’s the perfect drink to cool down on a hot day.
Snacks
New American
8
ingredients
6
steps
33
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
1/2 cup(s)
water
1/2 cup(s)
granulated sugar
1 tblsp
finely grated lemon zest
1/2 cup(s)
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup(s)
cold water
3 cup(s)
ice, more or less to taste
lemon slices, for garnish
mint leaves, for garnish

Directions 6 steps | 33 Minutes

Step 1

Make the lemon simple syrup. In a small pot, add the water, sugar and lemon zest. 

Step 2

Heat the mixture, stirring occasionally until the sugar completely dissolves, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer into a heat-proof vessel, cover and refrigerate until completely cool. (See notes 1.)

Step 3

Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the lemon simple syrup into the jar of a blender.

Step 4

Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, cold water and ice. (See notes 2.)

Step 5

Blend until slushy. 

Step 6

Serve immediately in a tall glass garnished with mint leaves and lemon slices. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. The lemon simple syrup takes quite a while to cool down. It is best done the night before. Alternatively, you can transfer it into the freezer for a faster cooling process. Make sure to check on it periodically so the mixture does not freeze.
  2. This frozen lemonade is quite icy. If you want your frozen lemonade less icy, reduce the amount of ice with water.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
208
FAT
0.2 g
PROTEIN
0.3 g
CARBS
54.7 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

28 Jul 2022

I thought lemonade couldn’t get any better until I saw this recipe

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Jessica S.

Jessica

21 Jul 2022

It is HOT here in AZ and this is the absolute perfect cool-down treat! Love it!

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Sarah D.

Sarah

13 Jul 2022

The perfect combination of sweet and tart!

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Glen B.

Glen

07 Jul 2022

It’s the perfect lemonade recipe to cool down this summer! 🌞🍋

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