Easy Frozen Lemonade

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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

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!

Ingredients:
  • 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

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

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

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!

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!

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.

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    Hi,

    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

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    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!

    Thanks for your reply!
    Kind regards, Irma

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

    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 :)

    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 :)

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

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    best lamonade ever.