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Lemon mint slush recipe

Lemon mint slush recipe

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The perfect frozen drink to enjoy throughout the summer. It's super-refreshing!

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1 (1 litre) bottle freshly squeezed still lemonade
  • 500ml vodka
  • 4 cupfuls ice cubes
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint, garnish

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. In a liquidiser combine lemonade and vodka. Fill liquidiser with ice. Blend until ice is crushed. Pour into 4 glasses. Dip each lemon half in sugar, then attach to the rim of each glass. Garnish with 2 mint sprigs.

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Reviews in English (4)

by jbundles

One of my favorites! Very good on the rocks too- I let the lemonade and mint mingle all day and then add vodka and pour over ice - either way it says SUMMER!-13 May 2006

Lemon Anise Slush Recipe

I tend to go heavy on the lemon zest around here. Those of you who have been visiting for a while have likely noticed. Most of the time I use the corresponding lemon juice in ice water, sparkling water, or salad dressing. Nothing too exciting. But a number of you have asked if I do anything interesting with the stockpile of lemons they rightly assume I accumulate. So I thought I'd share this lemon anise slush recipe with you. Adapted from a recipe in an old issue (2004?) of Gourmet magazine, I make it on the nicest summer days here in San Francisco.

The thing that makes this special is the hint of unexpected anise flavor which pairs nicely with refreshing lemon. It's one variable I keep constant here. That said, there are a number of ways to approach this quencher. The original recipe calls for either water, or vodka (if you're not messing around) as the base. I tend to make this as a mid-day treat and find that water works great. Yogurt is an alternative if you're up for something creamier and more substantial. Or(!) a pilsner in place of the water takes its cue from a shandy, which I love. My sister makes me limoncello from her lemon tree (Heather, I'm running dangerously low!), and a small splash of that to finish things off here is lemon-kissed heaven. Optional, but if you happen to have some on hand, give it a try.

This is the sort of thing I make over and over, and tweak and make notes as I go. I have one more idea related to the anise seeds that I haven't had a chance to explore yet. I think I want to try to let the seeds sit in the 3/4 cup / 180ml vodka ahead of time (hours? overnight? couple days?). I think the seeds are alcohol-soluble, and might infuse the vodka nicely. Then proceed with the recipe as written. Don't fault me if I'm off the mark here :). but let me know if you give it a try.

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Recipe Summary

  • 1 lemon's peel, finely diced
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup carbonated mineral water
  • 6 strips of lemon zest, for garnish

In a saucepan, stir together the diced lemon peel, 1 cup of water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool.

In a pitcher or bowl, stir together the lemon syrup with peel, lemon juice and mineral water. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Garnish each serving with a twist of lemon peel.

If you do not have an ice cream maker, you may freeze it in a tall canister. Freeze for 1 1/2 hours. Remove and stir with a whisk. Return to the freezer and stir about once every hour for about 4 hours. The more times you stir, the more air will be incorporated, resulting in a lighter finished product.

Recipe Summary

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, combine the flour and butter using a pastry cutter until a ball forms. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and well blended. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. In another bowl, whisk together the lemon pudding mix and milk for 3 to 5 minutes. Spread over the cream cheese layer. Chill until set, then top with whipped topping.

Coconut Lemonade Slushy Recipe

If you’ve ever visited Colombia, you’ll know how popular the coconut lemonade slushie is there, but if not, this is the perfect chance to make and try one at the comfort of your own house all thanks to slushie machines, that make making slushies so incredibly easy.

This is not a common lemonade, it is a mixture between different types of milk, coconut, and lemon that will leave a positive impression from the moment you taste it.

Coconut Lemonade Slushy Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of milk powder
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 100ml of condensed milk
  • The juice of 2 large lemons
  • Enough ice cubes to fill the machine

Coconut Lemonade Slushy Preparation

  1. Add ice cubes to your slushie machine, until the container is filled.
  2. Continue by adding the milk powder.
  3. Mix the lemon juice, coconut milk, and condensed milk and add the mixture to the machine

And that’s it, now just turn on your slushie machine, wait a few minutes and enjoy your delicious coconut lemonade slushies.

This recipe can be enjoyed by both children and adults and will give your family the enjoyment of something delicious while spending some quality time together.

We also recommend you check out some of our other fruit recipes, all are listed and can be found here:

Lemonade Slushies Reviews

Alice says: “Easily the most refreshing drink I’ve made this summer!”

Alice posted (5 / 5) review

Chloe says: “A bit to sweet for my personal taste, but I can say that my kids loved it without a doubt.”

Chloe posted (4 / 5) review

Nicole says: “Funny enough I don’t even like lemonade, but I found these lemonade slushees delicious.”

Nicole posted (5 / 5) review

Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

Whenever I&rsquom asked for restaurant recommendations in Israel, I share a long list of the best falafel and hummus spots, and places to sample the cutting edge of Tel Aviv&rsquos culinary scene. But there is always one must-try item on the list with no restaurant or café name attached to it: limonana. The refreshing mint-infused lemonade feels as ubiquitous in Israel as ice cream is in the U.S. It&rsquos sipped during lunch, at bars on the beach and grabbed on the go on a hot day. The mint-and-lemon combo instantly cuts the heat from the region&rsquos blistering sun.

While limonana is served in other Middle Eastern countries, the drink, as the story goes, became popular in Israel because of a fake advertising campaign. Advertising company Fogel Levin placed ads for a minty lemonade on buses in the 1990s to prove how effective bus ads could be. Two weeks later, with people asking for the drink, the team admitted that the whole thing was a hoax. But it caught on, and restaurants started to make the drink regardless.

These days, there are slushie versions, like this one, with chopped-up ice to make them extra refreshing. It&rsquos the best way to beat the heat, promise.

Mint Julep Slush Recipe

We turned a classic bourbon cocktail on its head with one simple change. From crushed ice to slushed ice, this version gives you a refreshing spin on a traditional mint julep that you&rsquore going to want to enjoy in and out of Derby season. Mint juleps are the quintessential Southern cocktail and to Kentuckians, a mint julep is more than a drink. It's a cup of emotion, full of tradition and the classic version is served in silver julep cups to evoke the regal attitude of the historic drink. These glistening cups are filled to the rim with a refreshing concoction of the finest bourbon, simple syrup, fresh mint, and crushed ice. For this recipe, we used those same ingredients, but packed them in a blender to get an all-new slushy, minty treat finished off with our favorite bourbon. Even colder than the classic, it won&rsquot fail to keep you cool no matter the occasion. If you&rsquore making these for a party, don&rsquot worry about using your very best bourbon. When it comes to mixing cocktails, it&rsquos not necessary. The other ingredients&mdashin this case, sugar and mint&mdashthat help create the signature flavor of your drink, slightly mask the nuances of a top-shelf bourbon. Serve these slushes in any glasses you&rsquod like, but always garnish with more mint! Pro tip: gently slap each mint sprig against wrist to release mint oils and fragrance before using it in the blender and as a pretty, fragrant garnish.

Essentials to make lemon vodka slush

You don’t need any unusual ingredients to make this summer cocktail. But you will need a seriously big freezer-safe plastic container because this recipe makes a lot of lemon vodka slush. You could make a half batch, but where’s the fun in that?

A 29-cup container will just about do the trick. The volume of water hugely reduces during the boiling process, so the container won’t be full to the brim. Containers this big are hard to find, but you can easily pick one up online. This is the container I use. It’s super sturdy and you’ll be able to use it to make lemon vodka slush for years and years!

While you’re at it, you’ll want to get a solid ice cream scoop to help you scoop out all the slushy goodness, too. This stuff can be quite hard when it freezes and you don’t want to end up bending all your spoons.

Non Alcoholic Slush Drink with Crushed Fruit and Shaved Ice
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No drinks were more refreshing on a hot summer's day than the old time FREEZE and the SMASH. They were the forerunners to the Slush, and you'll find their original recipes below.

A FREEZE is the name given by soda fountain operators to either a fruitade or a glorified fruit punch beverage with carbonated water in which the shaved ices were allowed to remain when serving. Shaved ice gives the drink a very low temperature, suggesting its name.

Freezes were usually served garnished with fresh fruit, a sprig of green mint, and colorful straws. Customers leisurely drank them as the ice melted.

A SMASH beverage is very similar to a Freeze and generally made with soda syrups of a richly fruity flavor. Like Freezes, Smashes also called for shaved ice and carbonated water, and they were traditionally served garnished with a sprig of green mint in thin glasses with straws.

How to Crush Ice Cubes

Some recipes call for shaved or crushed ice that can be made using a blender or by hand. Handmade crushed ice is not only traditional, but it works best for cooling the drink. The following YouTube video demonstrates how to crush ice cubes.

Non Alcoholic Slush Recipes

The Dispenser's Formulary or Soda Water Guide (1915)

Shaved Ice Scraper for Frozen Drinks
(Source: Soda Water Guide, circa 1900)

Use the following non alcoholic slush recipes to make the nostalgic FREEZE and SMASH beverages of the old time soda fountain.

These iced beverages are delicious and totally refreshing to drink anytime you have a thirst.

Fruited Freeze

Crushed fruits served in the following manner are delicious and refreshing: 1-1/2 ounces crushed fruit, juice of half a lemon, sufficient shaved ice.

Put the shaved ice in a small glass, add the fruit and lemon juice, stir well, and serve with a spoon and straws. Price—8 ounces, 10 cents.

Quaker Freeze

1 ounce pure grape juice, 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup, 1/2 ounce orange syrup, juice of 1/2 orange, 1/2 glassful fine ice shavings.

Fill glass with carbonated water mix with a spoon. Decorate with fresh mint and seasonable fruits serve with straws. Price—12 ounces, 15 cents.

Helena Freeze

1-1/2 ounces vanilla syrup, 1 tablespoonful orange pulp, 1/4 glassful shaved ice. Place all in a 12-ounce soda glass, fill with carbonated water, fine stream, and top off with whipped cream.

Pineapple Freeze

1 ounce pineapple syrup, 1 teaspoonful powdered sugar, 1/2 glassful shaved ice. Add some carbonated water, stir vigorously in a shaker, strain into an 8-ounce glass, fill the latter with the coarse stream of carbonated water, stir again, and add a piece of pineapple or some crushed pineapple. Serve with a spoon and straws.

Pineapple-Strawberry Freeze

One ounce pineapple syrup, half glass shaved ice. Pour into 12-ounce glass, fill with carbonated water, stir, add spoonful of crushed strawberry top with a slice of orange serve with straws.

Or, pour ounce of strawberry syrup into 8-ounce glass add large spoonful of either canned or fresh grated pineapple fill with shaved ice, stir, serve with a spoon.

The Cracker Jack

1 ounce cherry syrup, cracked ice to fill glass, and then pour in grape juice to fill glass. Price—8 ounce glass, 10 cents.

Pineapple Smash

1 ounce pineapple syrup, 1 teaspoonful powdered sugar, 1/2 glass shaved ice. Add carbonated water, shake, strain into 8-ounce glass and fill with carbonated water, coarse stream stir again, and add a piece of pineapple or some crushed pineapple. Add a small amount of lemon juice, and a sprig of mint for garnish. Price—10 ounces, 10 cents.

Maple Frostbite

1 ounce maple syrup, 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup, 1/2 glassful shaved ice. Rub the rim of a tall frappe glass with a piece of orange and dip the rim of the glass into powdered sugar, which will adhere to it.

For this popular non alcoholic slush recipe, shake the syrup and ice, using a heavy glass and a shaker, pour carefully into the frappe glass so as not to wash off the crusting sugar, and fill to about half an inch of the tip with plain soda water. Add a slice of orange. Serve with paper napkin and straws. Price—10 cents.

Carbonated Water (soda water) can be found for sale in the soft drink section of most food and convenience stores.

Torani Soda Syrups can be found for sale at Amazon in dozens of flavors ranging from Classic Root Beer to Watermelon.

Lemon and mint detox water recipe balances your blood sugar and prevents from sweet cravings.

We are in a period where the importance of healthy nutrition is increasing. It is possible to obtain maximum benefit and purify our body from toxins by preparing detox water that we consume during the day. In order to keep the humidity of the body stable and to meet the amount of water we need, we need to drink water at certain proportions during the day. We will make the water more beneficial by adding some substances into the water that we consume in different amounts according to summer and winter seasons. We will increase the detox feature of water by adding nutrients such as mint and lemon.

Lemon and Mint Detox Water Recipe

Lemon and mint detox water recipe – Consume this water as much as you need to drink per day for 1 week.

This is a very delicious recipe that you can drink and share with your family and friends.


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large jug. Leave to refrigerate overnight to bring out all the flavors.
  2. After consuming the water, you can add water again and consume your lemon and mint without throwing them away.

Detox Water Benefits

Skin Health

The water we drink keeps the moisture content of our body stable while helping us to protect our skin health. Mint and lemon, which have a refreshing effect in the water, contribute to keeping your skin fresh and your skin pores healthy. Subcutaneous sebaceous glands work more in summer, with the effect of heat. These sebaceous glands cause acne in many parts of your body. It has the mineral cesium that prevents the formation of mint and lemon acne that you add to the water. Thanks to the cesium in the mint-lemon water, the number of acne that will occur on your body will decrease to one third.

Digestive System

The water we drink is the biggest factor in the healthy functioning of our digestive system. Mint contributes to the health of the digestive system because it is in the water we drink, which helps the growth of beneficial bacteria. But the mint we eat raw does not help the digestive system as they are subjected to chemical digestion in the stomach.

3 Component Effect

Lemons are a natural detoxifier. They also strengthen your immune system and aid better digestion, while helping to cleanse the body by removing toxins. Mint is also good for digestion and provides a sugar-free sweetness. Cucumbers consist of 96% water, so they provide flavor and extra hydration. Cucumber has numerous benefits on the human body and above all it is a great detox ingredient used in almost every recipe.

Prevents Throat Infections

The virus that causes throat infections does not show any effect while is in the incubation period. During the incubation period, the mint and lemon-containing water you drink will help increase your body resistance and keep viruses ineffective. For this reason, lemon and mint detox water recipe becomes even more important for all of us.

To Sum Up

When you fill water in glass bottles at home, put mint branches and lemon slices in it and leave it for at least 4 hours, you will get detox water containing mint and lemon. Since mint is a very special herb, it secretes its essence after 4 hours and mixes it into water. Lemon, on the other hand, causes its essence to be watered sooner. Since water alone will not help you lose weight, be sure to take care of a healthy and balanced diet during this period. I hope this detox that makes the water enjoyable will be beneficial for you.

Lemon and Mint Detox Water Recipe

This is a very delicious recipe that you can drink and share with your family and friends.