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Beat the heat this summer with Frozen Mint Lemonade! It’s easy to make with just five simple and inexpensive ingredients. The combination of real mint leaves and lemon juice can refresh you on even the hottest of days!

Two frozen mint lemonades are placed on a white countertop.

Summer’s aren’t getting any colder, that’s for sure. I feel like at this point, no matter where you live in the States, you’re breaking a sweat just by checking your mail lately! When the weather gets this hot outside, I like to turn to two things – no bake recipes and frozen drinks. While I have a pretty lengthy list of frozen drinks I love to blend up, Frozen Mint Lemonade may just be the most refreshing!

Mint always cools me off, thanks to how naturally refreshing it is. That’s a great part of this recipe, too. You won’t find any artificial flavors here, just the real deal! Fresh mint leaves work in tandem with freshly squeezed lemon juice to make you feel nice and cooled off with just their flavors alone. When those naturally fresh flavors are blended together with plenty of ice, it’s sure to cool you off.

There’s also just enough sugar in the mix to keep things sweet, like lemonade should be, but not overly so. I hate when I’m trying to enjoy a cold drink on a hot day and I can only think about how much sugar was mixed into it. In this drink, the sugar enhances the lemon and mint flavors rather than overpowering them.

A vibrant green frozen lemonade is served in a clear glass with a lemon slice.

What You’ll Need:

  • Lemon Juice – Avoid using bottled lemon juice! Freshly squeezed lemon juice will yield much better flavor, as it’s not loaded with preservatives.
  • Sugar – Plain white granulated sugar will get the job done.
  • Mint Leaves – Use fresh mint leaves, not dried! Don’t use any leaves that have discoloration or are limp.
  • Water
  • Ice
A glass of frozen mint lemonade is placed on a white countertop.

How to Make Frozen Mint Lemonade

For more detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Blend. Place everything except for the ice into a blender, then pulse until combined.

Blend again. Add the ice and keep pulsing until it’s fully crushed.

Pour, and enjoy! Pour the Frozen Mint Lemonade into glasses and serve immediately.

Lemon slices are placed next to a glass of frozen mint lemonade that's garnished with a mint sprig.

Common Questions:

Can I make Frozen Mint Lemonade boozy? Why yes, of course you can. Just pick your poison! Vodka, white rum, and gin are all great additions to this frozen lemonade.

Can I make Frozen Mint Lemonade ahead of time? Due to the icy nature of this frozen beverage, it’s best enjoyed immediately. Especially in the heat of the summer, when drinks like this melt so fast!

Mint leaves, ice cubes, and lemons are placed around a glass of frozen mint lemonade.

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This frozen mint lemonade is incredibly delicious and refreshing! A traditional Middle Eastern drink called limonana it’s the perfect way to cool off on a hot afternoon.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 drinks
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 ½ cups ice
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Instructions

  • In the glass of a high powered blender add the lemon juice, sugar, mint and water. Pulse until everything is well incorporated.
  • Add the ice and continue pulsing until fully crushed.
  • Pour into 4 glasses and garnish with lemon slices or mint sprigs.

Recipe Notes

If you want a more tart lemonade you can use ½ Cup lemon juice and ¼ Cup lime juice. You might need to bump up the sugar and add 2 tablespoon more.

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NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 drink | Calories: 110 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 16 mg | Potassium: 80 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 26 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blended drink, blender recipe, frozen drink
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