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Frozen Mint Lemonade | Mint and Lemon Slush

Made with fresh mint leaves and lemon juice, frozen mint lemonade is a super refreshing summer drink. It’s like a mint lemon slushie mocktail.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Indian, Pakistani
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 198 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 – 10 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon black salt adjust to taste
  • 8 – 10 ice cubes crushed
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups cold water
  • Sliced lemon for garnish
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the sugar in 1 cup of hot water to make a sugar syrup. Set aside and let it cool to room temperature. The sugar syrup can be prepared in advance.
  2. In a blender add sugar syrup, lemon juice, mint leaves, and 1 cup of cold water. If your blender is strong enough to crush ice cubes (such as a Vitamiadd the ice cubes as is.
  3. Otherwise place the ice cubes in the centre of a clean tea towel. Close the tea towel from the edges and then smash with a large wooden spoon or a rolling pin till the ice cubes are crushed.
  4. Add the crushed ice cubes to the blender, and pulse for a few seconds till a thick slush is formed.
  5. Taste and adjust the sweetness level. If you find the mint slush to be too sweet, add ½ - 1 cup more cold water and pulse again.
  6. Add sliced lemon in the bottom of the glasses and pour the mint slush on top. Garnish with mint leaves and serve right away.

Recipe Notes

Black salt (or kala namak) is available at Indian and Pakistani grocery stores. It should also be available at food speciality stores as it is a popular ingredient in vegan cuisine. If black salt isn’t available, normal salt can be used.