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Easy Lemonade Slushie Recipe

Transform classic lemonade into a refreshing lemonade slushie to create the perfect summer drink! All you need are 3 ingredients to make it.
Homemade Lemon Slushies.

Lemonade is a refreshing drink any time of year. But when you transform that classic drink into a lemonade slushie, you have the perfect summer beverage! On top of being quick and easy to make, this homemade frozen slush can be prepared with just three ingredients. So, grab your blender and start squeezing, and you’ll be ready to sip this sweet and tart drink in no time!

Lemonade Slushie Pin.

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What Do I Need to Make a Lemonade Slushie?

The best way to prepare homemade lemonade is with a handful of simple ingredients. That goes for frozen lemonade, too! That’s why you only need three to five ingredients (depending on the garnishes you use) to prepare this slushie recipe. To make your own frozen lemonade slush, you’ll need:

  • Ice 
  • Lemonade
  • Sugar
  • Lemon slices (optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional)

Lemonade Slushie Ingredients.

How Do I Make a Lemonade Slushie?

All you need is your blender and a few minutes to make your own frozen slush at home. Just follow these simple steps to whip up your own lemonade slushie.

Step One: Blend the Lemonade

Combine the ice, lemonade, and sugar in the pitcher of your blender. Turn on the blender and blend until the drink is smooth and the ice is fully crushed.

Step Two: Serve your Frozen Lemonade

Add lemon slices and mint to each glass, the pour the frozen lemonade and stir. Serve immediately.

Homemade Lemon Slushies.

How Do You Store Frozen Lemonade Slushies?

This drink is best enjoyed right after you blend it. That means it’s not a good idea to store leftover lemonade when you’re finished drinking it. The ice in your slush will melt quickly, causing the drink to become watered down.

Lemonade Slushie Recipe Tips

With just three ingredients, this frozen beverage is refreshing for a hot summer day. And since you only need a few supplies to make it, it couldn’t be easier to prepare! With the help of these tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to enjoying a delicious frozen drink in minutes.

  • Chill your glasses. To help your frozen slushie stay cold longer, try placing your glasses in the freezer 15 minutes before you start blending. The glasses will have time to chill and frost, ensuring the ice in your frozen drink doesn’t melt too quickly.
  • Adjust the sugar as needed. Depending on the type of lemonade you use to prepare your slushies, you may need more or less sugar in your drink. Start by adding two tablespoons and tasting the mixture. Add more sugar, if needed, before blending.
  • Add more lemon flavor. In addition to adjusting the sugar in your drink, you can also adjust the tartness by adding more lemon juice. Start by squeezing two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice into the pitcher, then do a taste test and add more if needed.
  • Use fresh lemonade. While this recipe is quick and easy to prepare with store-bought lemonade, you can also add freshly squeezed lemonade to the blender to prepare your drink. Use the same amount of fresh lemonade as storebought lemonade in the recipe.
  • Try lemonade ice cubes. To give your slushie even more lemonade flavor, freeze lemonade in an ice cube tray before you start blending your drink. Then, replace the ice cubes in the recipe with the frozen lemonade cubes.
  • Use different lemonade flavors. While traditional lemonade is a great option for this frozen drink, it’s not the only flavor you can use! Try using pink, strawberry, or raspberry lemonade in place of plain yellow lemonade.

Lemon Slush Drink.

How Long Does It Take Lemonade to Freeze?

Using lemonade ice cubes is a great way to enhance the flavor of your slushie. But if you’re not sure how far in advance you need to freeze the lemonade, it’s a good idea to start up to one day before you plan to start blending.

Start by pouring the prepared lemonade into an ice cube tray and placing the tray in the freezer. Give the ice cubes at least 8 hours or up to overnight to freeze fully. Then, you can add the lemonade ice cubes to the blender with the rest of the slushie ingredients.

Is Frozen Lemonade Fizzy?

The drink has no carbonation since this recipe is prepared with lemonade and ice. That means you don’t need to worry about fizz when drinking this frozen beverage. Most frozen drinks lose their fizz after chilling. The cold temperature helps reduce the effect of carbonation, causing less bubbles to appear in the fizzy drink.

What Garnishes Go with Lemonade Slushies?

Another simple way of customizing your slushie recipe is by decorating your drinks with fun garnishes! Try adding these decorations to your cups to make enjoying your frozen drink even more fun.

  • Lemon slices or wedges
  • Mint leaves
  • Paper straws
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pineapple rings
  • Orange slices
  • Lime slices
  • Lemon rinds

2 Lemonade Plushies.

Homemade Lemon Slushies.

Easy Lemonade Slushie Recipe

Transform classic lemonade into a refreshing lemonade slushie to create the perfect summer drink! All you need are 3 ingredients to make it.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Lemonade Slushie
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 14 ounce drinks
Calories: 106kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • lemon slices optional
  • mint leaves optional

Instructions

  • Add the ice, lemonade, and sugar to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaf, if desired, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 0.2mg | Sugar: 26g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.01mg
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