A cross between a slushy and old fashioned lemonade. Perfect for a hot summer day. We love this! Adjust the quantities to your taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the lemon, sugar, cold water, and ice cubes into the container of a blender. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 28g; fat 0.1g; sodium 7.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
I'm a fan of lemonade and I love slushy drinks so this drink worked out well for me. I used 2 small/med lemons and not quite 1/2 cup of sugar. I wanted it more slushy so I put approx 3 cups slightly blended ice and about 1.5 cups of water. The tart/sweetness balance was good (although this of course can vary between lemons) although next time I might try a little less ice or water. Here are some suggestions: 1) As per other reviews rather than dumping a whole lemon in there you need to separate out the lemon flesh/sections from the peel and membrane. Too much peel or membrane in the blender and you'll be chewing through your drink. 2) In my opinion lemon zest is a great addition. It adds a slight tartness but more importantly more flavor and texture. I don't think you need to zest the whole lemon finely... I ended up using a knife to cut small strips from the skin and stuck it into the blender where the bigger strips ended up being cut into smaller rice-size pieces) I enjoyed the small chunks of zest in the drink although those who like their drinks homogeneous will probably want to go with the fine zest. 3) Like normal lemonade you'll want to taste it before serving to make sure the tart/sweetness level is OK. It's relatively easy to make quick corrections by adding more sugar or more lemon juice from a plastic bottle if you have one available. Next time I might try replacing some of the ice with lime sherbet/sorbet to see if I can't ge Read More
(57)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
This drink has good lemon flavor but it is not "icy" at all as I feel it has too much water in it. The next time I try it I'm doubling the ice and dropping the water to 2 cups rather than 3. I love lemonade and will give this another chance. Read More
(5)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
I'm a fan of lemonade and I love slushy drinks so this drink worked out well for me. I used 2 small/med lemons and not quite 1/2 cup of sugar. I wanted it more slushy so I put approx 3 cups slightly blended ice and about 1.5 cups of water. The tart/sweetness balance was good (although this of course can vary between lemons) although next time I might try a little less ice or water. Here are some suggestions: 1) As per other reviews rather than dumping a whole lemon in there you need to separate out the lemon flesh/sections from the peel and membrane. Too much peel or membrane in the blender and you'll be chewing through your drink. 2) In my opinion lemon zest is a great addition. It adds a slight tartness but more importantly more flavor and texture. I don't think you need to zest the whole lemon finely... I ended up using a knife to cut small strips from the skin and stuck it into the blender where the bigger strips ended up being cut into smaller rice-size pieces) I enjoyed the small chunks of zest in the drink although those who like their drinks homogeneous will probably want to go with the fine zest. 3) Like normal lemonade you'll want to taste it before serving to make sure the tart/sweetness level is OK. It's relatively easy to make quick corrections by adding more sugar or more lemon juice from a plastic bottle if you have one available. Next time I might try replacing some of the ice with lime sherbet/sorbet to see if I can't ge Read More
(57)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2006
This was our favorite drink this summer. However the first time I made it I found it very pulpy. So the next time I made it I juiced the lemons with my juicer. I also increased the sugar slightly as we like our lemonade sweet. Very refreshing I love this drink! It really reminds one of the old-fashioned lemonade you get at the fair for 3-4 a plastic glass. Do yourself a favor---make this at home and sit on your padio and sip it slowly. Yum. Read More
(56)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2006
This is a really good idea but the recipe needed a lot of tweaking. The first time there was so much pulp I chewed up a big wad of it at the end. Also it was too watery and sweet. The second time I made it I took the lemon sections out of their membrane which left in the good pulp but eliminated the chewy stuff. I also reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and added an extra 1/4 cup of lemon juice. This made it nice and sour just the way I like it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2011
This is an icy cold mildly flavored lemonade. At first I thought it was too watery and neither sweet nor tart enough. But it grew on me almost instantly. It s because of its mild flavor that it s particularly refreshing and thirst-quenching especially important and nice on these hot days when our body needs fluids the most. Rather than peeling the lemon a grapefruit spoon (or serrated knife) made quick work of releasing the juice and pulp (and a few pesky seeds). So that we can drink plenty of this without having to worry about all the extra sugar I replaced it with Splenda. I m always guilty of not drinking enough water and since I always have a big bowl of lemons on the counter this could quickly make me drink more than I do. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
added 2 lemons instead of one needs more ice to be slushy though; but very good taste Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2004
I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out but it came out perfectly for our morning breakfast. We didn't have any ice but it still tasted great. Without ice it was a little sweeter so adjust accordingly. I used an oil/water strainer to reduce the amount of pulp which helped a lot. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2008
love it!! but i did make some additions i think this recipe called for too much water and not enough ice. and I added four large strawberries and another 1/2 cup sugar-so delicious. Will use this for 4th of July BBQ Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2005
I have had this made for me personally. I LOVE it. The pulp is the best part!! I give it 5 STARS. Thanks Beverly Ann. Got any more receipes out there for me to take a look at? Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2006
This is a lovely light drink. I used only the lemon pulp with no membranes. Next time I will add more lemon for added "punch". Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
This drink has good lemon flavor but it is not "icy" at all as I feel it has too much water in it. The next time I try it I'm doubling the ice and dropping the water to 2 cups rather than 3. I love lemonade and will give this another chance. Read More
(5)
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