Introduction: Easy Frozen Lemonade

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What is better on a hot summer day than a nice cold glass of Lemonade? A Frozen Lemonade Slushie, of course! This is a really easy recipe to get an awesome glass of frozen lemonade slush!

Step 1: Supplies

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If you want to make this uber easy, just buy lemonade or lemonade mix and then you just need ice cube trays and a blender.

Also, I just want to say, I particularly like this method for making frozen lemonade because you are not diluting it.  It is just delicious lemonade with more delicious lemonade!

  • Lemons or lemon juice (I ended up juicing 8 lemons to make 1 cup of lemon juice)
  • Water (you'll need some for the simple syrup, if you make that, and for the lemonade)
  • Sugar or simple syrup
Tools: This recipe makes about 3 - 4 servings based on how much you want.

Step 2: Make Simple Syrup

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Now, you don't have to do this, but it is much better for blending with your lemon juice and water.

This was my first time doing this and I would strongly suggest it as it makes the lemonade so much better and it is so, so, so easy to do.

The directions are provided here by jessyratfink

I wasn't sure how much I would do so I did 4 cups of water and sugars worth.  For my lemonade, I ended up adding 1 1/2 cups to go with the rest of my ingredients.  So you don't need to make as much for me unless you want it for later!

Step 3: Squeeze Those Lemons

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Time to get some juice from those lemons!  Now you can hand squeeze them.  I did that for my 4th of July Ice Cubes, but this time I decided to get a cool and cheap grapefruit juicer and it really helped me get the most out of my lemons.

I just went until I used all of my lemons (8) and that gave me almost exactly 1 cup of lemon juice.  I also kept all the pulp.  Just for fun, I used my hand blender to try to break up the pulp as much as possible.  Put this in the fridge until you are ready to use.

Don't forget to take out the seeds!

Step 4: Mix and Freeze

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Once you have everything ready, it is time to mix your lemonade.  I am going to tell you my amounts, but you can change it to your tastes.  I added things from what I had least of to what I had most of.  Meaning I started with the lemon juice first because I didn't want to start with 5 cups of water, add the lemon juice and decide I needed more when I didn't have it :/

1 Cup Lemon Juice
1 1/2 Cup Simple Syrup
4 Cups Water

(I actually added the cup of lemon juice, a cup of simple sugar, and then water in at a cup at a time and at the last minute threw in another half cup of simple sugar.  It was a good choice.)

Once you have your mix, fill your ice cube trays.  Don't use all your lemonade, you need some for later when you blend the ice cubes.

Freeze and be patient.  Might want to do this the day before.  If you are going to need a lot and don't have many trays, it is good to freeze some, take them out of the trays and put them in your "ice bucket" in the freezer and make more ice cubes until you have enough.

*I'm sorry my pitcher of lemonade is ugly (right), all I ever make is iced tea and it dyes the pitcher after a while.

Step 5: Make Your Slushie!

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Once your ice cubes are ready, get them out of the trays.  Now I used a magic bullet, adjust as needed for a blender or other.

I made single servings at a time.  Take bout a cup or two's worth of ice cubes and combine that with about half a cup of lemonade.  I did not measure either so add more of one or the other as needed.  Mix until it is slushie consistency.

Serve and enjoy!

Step 6: Enjoy!

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Just more pictures for your viewing pleasure!  For some reason that lemon always ended up on the right side of the cup, crazy!  I had actually used all my lemons so didn't have one for the picture until I wandered around the yard and found a sad little lemon under a tree and borrowed it for my photo shoot.


missirmi (author)2015-05-11


I made it and it was delicious. I made also the quick version, with fresh lemonjuice with ice and sugarsyrup. But maybe you have a tip for me. The liquid 'splits' easily in a water/ice section and the rest. I have to stir constently in my glass to keep it nice homegeneous. Do you know how to avoid this? Thanks for your advice. Greetings Irma

It is going to separate like that when it melts, one thing you could do is mix more frozen ice cubes in and less liquid. Might keep it frozen longer.

Ahhh, That looks so tasty!

Thank you :)

Thanks for your reply!
Kind regards, Irma

Momynah Naveed (author)2015-08-07

what if we don't have blender? (if that's what we call it..)

Another option is to put the ice cubes in a zip lock plastic bag, seal it up, and smash the bag with something to break up the cubes (like a wooden spoon or a meat tenderizer, just try to not tear the bag). I actually found my cubes to be fairly soft and if you make them small like these, it should be fairly easy to just smash them up.
I did something similar with my Slushie Instructable.

ptskt (author)2013-08-01

nice , in lebanon we put Blossom water (1tbs ) try it

satoko68 (author)ptskt2015-01-12

This would taste amazing with pomegranate molasses added to it, adjusting sweetness to personal taste. You could also pour a little bit of the pomegranate molasses into each cube & use the resulting red/yellow cubes in regular lemonade. They'd look gorgeous floating around in a glass like that.

ptskt (author)satoko682015-01-21

we are excited to prepare it thank you for your comments

That sounds like it would be delicious! That especially sounds like it would be cute as floating ice cubes :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)ptskt2013-08-24

Ooooh, that sounds good!

victorias1 (author)2014-07-29

try infusing the simple syrup with the lemon zest to make a stronger lemonade!

you can fill up a glass with the cubes and pour some water over, let it sit for a bit, and it makes awesome ice cold lemonade :DDDD

(it won't taste too watery because of the extra lemon zest :)

Rider Girl (author)2014-02-19

Tastes delicious


CrystalB01 (author)2014-01-12

Your pitcher isn't ugly I have the same one till it "mysteriously" got lost ;)

Silly pitcher wandering away from you :P

Chikpea (author)2013-12-13

One word - YUM.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)Chikpea2014-06-04


kavya123 (author)2013-10-18

best lamonade ever.

It really is quite delicious :)

eilu (author)2013-08-24

Tried it with OJ. Perfect cooler!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)eilu2013-08-24

Morning Slushie!

Lexi_12 (author)2013-07-25

Like it

Penolopy Bulnick (author)Lexi_122013-08-24

Thank you :)

neonpenguins17 (author)2013-07-25

I just tried it and it was AMAZING

I'm glad you liked it!

honeysucklecatering (author)2013-07-23

So refreshing! Thx for sharing :)

Thanks for looking :)

vincedavis (author)2013-07-19

Dude awesome


Girlie (author)2013-07-19

I don't know what they're called in English but adding dried sour plums (asam boi) would go great with this cooling treat! Works with lime, apple and ambra juice as well!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)Girlie2013-07-21

All of that sounds like it would be great! I particularly love lime!

padawanhilary (author)2013-07-18

Nice! I have an abundance of mint that would be great with this.

Oh yeah! There are so many things you can add to make this more amazing!

vishalapr (author)2013-07-18

Just made some! It was deeelicious! Making more right now :D, thanks for sharing

Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

kittyrocks601 (author)2013-07-14

Could you make a strawberry frozen lemonade?

Someone up thread mentioned freezing the strawberries and using them instead of the ice cubes, which is pretty brilliant.

I would say definitely! I was tempted to try actually since I just got new strawberries, but I need some lemons! I plan on posting some pictures and explaining my own method if I get it made up!

emilyvanleemput (author)2013-07-14

Yummm. Now I want one :O


I don't have lemons :(

agis68 (author)emilyvanleemput2013-07-16

go buy some now!.....iam lucky in Greece (where i live) we have lemon trees almost everywhere. Lemons, lemons,

Can you get ahold of lemon juice? It is the way to go, but I think store-bought lemonade can work well too :)

Let's search the stores for lemons!!!!

valkgurl (author)2013-07-15

You can just freeze your strawberries and blend in--just wash and pat dry; take off the leafy part and freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet or shallow pan. Bag 'em in a ziploc with as much air squeezed out as possible. Don't need to thaw.

If you add the juice of one lemon or lime to a container of store bought or frozen orange juice it will taste much more like "fresh squeezed" than anything you can get from a carton or bottle!

You can also make ice-tea cubes this way and make frozen slushy tea or tea-lemonade.

And I would bet that mixing in a shot or two of some clear adult beverage might not go amiss on a hot day either!

kai.h (author)2013-07-15

OK, that looks nice, but if you want to take it to the next level, when you're making the simple syrup, peel the lemon zest (with a vegetable peeler, or grate it with a fine grater) and put it all in with the syrup. Cook this up for half an hour or more and the lemon essence will infuse into the sugar syrup.
If you then have left-over lemon syrup, mix it 50/50 with vodka and chill or freeze it for lemoncello.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)kai.h2013-07-15

Nice idea!

agis68 (author)2013-07-15


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