This Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Made with strawberries and lemon and slushed up to perfection, it’s the ultimate in fruity refreshment.
There’s nothing better on a hot day than an ice-cold treat. Whether it’s ice cream, a cold cocktail, or in this case, a delicious homemade slushie. There’s just something so satisfying about cooling off with something sweet like our frozen strawberry lemonade that makes it a classic summer day.
By the pool, at a backyard barbecue, or just for an afternoon treat for the family, you can’t beat this tangy, sweet combination of strawberries, lemon, and sugar!
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
Call it frozen strawberry lemonade or a frozen slushie as some like to call it, either way it is super refreshing! These are so fun. They scream deliciousness.
As summer comes around we want cool and tasty drinks that we can sip away on. It’s the perfect drink poolside or when you have company. It’s simple to double or triple when your having quests over.
Can you make this into an adult frozen strawberry lemonade drink?
You sure can! Make a batch for the kids and another for the adults! Substitute the water in the drink. Pretty simple right? Add plain vodka, lemon or strawberry vodka, rum, tequila or whatever liquor you think would go well with this frozen strawberry lemonade.
Can I substitute the strawberries with another fruit?
Yes you can! We have used frozen blueberries and they make for a delicious drink! We always have frozen blueberries, strawberries and mixed berries in the freezer. any would work fine. Maybe you can think of another fruit you would like with lemon also. Try it!
History of Slushies
Slushies are such a classic summer treat. If you’ve been inside any convenience store or gas station, chances are you’ve seen their machines spinning, whirring, and just waiting for you to pour up a 54,000-ounce big gulp of slushie goodness.
Like so many food-related recipes and ideas, the slushie was a happy accident. In the late 1950s Omar Knedilik had the idea to create these partially frozen treats after his soda fountain broke down.
With no soda fountain to keep his sodas cool, Knedlik was forced to store them in a freezer to keep them cool. This caused them to become, you guessed it, slushy. The resulting partially frozen soda was such a hit with his customers that Knedlik decided to create a machine that made slushies out of carbonated beverages.
These days, the word slushie is used for just about any sort of partially frozen beverage, whether it be soda or something else.
Easy Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Our easy frozen strawberry lemonade has everything we love about the classic partially frozen treat, but you don’t need a big machine to make it. In fact, all you need is a blender. It’s incredibly easy to make, super refreshing, and a treat that everyone loves.
When I say this recipe is easy, I am not kidding. It only takes five ingredients to make these slushies, and one of those is ice while the other is optional food coloring. It really doesn’t get much simpler than that. The best part is that we can almost guarantee that you have all the ingredients you’ll need for these slushies in your kitchen already. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Lemon Juice
- Frozen Strawberries
- Yellow Food Coloring (Optional)
That’s all there is to the ingredient list for this slushie recipe. It doesn’t get easier!
Making Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
If you think the ingredient list is easy, just wait until you actually make these slushies. The entire process is nothing more than putting the ingredients in the blender and pulsing. That’s all there is to it.
The complete rundown is in the recipe at the end of the post, but all you’ll really be finding there are amounts. It’s just pouring, pulsing, and serving. Easy peasy lemon (and strawberry) squeezy.
Serving the Slushies
Serving these slushies couldn’t be easier. All you need is a glass and a straw. If you want to get fancy, you can garnish your glasses with a lemon slice and a strawberry. The real star of the show, however, is the refreshing, delicious flavor of this frozen strawberry lemonade.
Storing Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Storing these slushies is just as easy as making and serving them. All you need to do is put them in the freezer in an air-tight container. To serve them later, simply put the slushies on the counter for a few minutes until they reach your desired consistency.
Try This Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Spring is here, and summer won’t be far behind. As the temperature creeps up, be sure you have some of these delicious frozen strawberry lemonade drinks on hand to serve to family and guests.
They only take a few minutes to make, and the most work that goes into them is simply washing the blender when you’re finished. With a recipe this easy, there’s really no reason not to give them a try!
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This Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Made with strawberries and lemon and slushed up to perfection, it's the ultimate in fruity refreshment.
- 3/4 cup Lemon Juice (about 4 Lemons)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 drop Yellow Food Coloring (optional)
- 2 1/2 cup Ice, divided
- 1 1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries ( you can use fresh strawberries also)
Combine strawberries and 1/2 cup of ice in a blender.
Pulse until ice is completely crushed and mixture is blended. If the mixture is too dry, add 1/4 cup water and pulse some more.
Divide mixture between serving glasses.
Combine lemon juice, sugar, food coloring and 2 cups of ice in a blender. If your adding alcohol add it now.
Pulse until ice is completely crushed and mixture is blended.
Add lemonade mixture to serving glasses.
Add a strawberry and lemon slice to glass and enjoy!
This recipe makes 2-4 drinks depending on the size glass your using. If you have any leftover drink you can freeze it and let if defrost in the fridge for awhile.