Ok to be honest I had never heard of ice lemonade before moving to the U.S. Coming up to Christmas, my daughter’s preschool teacher asked everyone to bring in a lid from frozen lemonade, for a decoration she was helping the kids make. I actually had to ask one of the other moms what it was, as I really had no clue.
I was quite surprised to find a huge selection of ‘juice’ concentrates in the frozen section. But now that the summer heat has hit, and we have been enjoying ice lemonade time and time again, I totally understand how it could be helpful to have some stored in the freezer. Especially when unexpected guests pop over.
The store-bought version has a bit too much ‘stuff’ in it for my liking, so I decided to make my own, and just sweeten it up with some honey. It was also a great way to use up all those never-ending lemons on our lemon tree 🙂
How do we Make Ice Lemonade?
Just like all of my recipes (well, most), it is super easy. Juice some lemons, mix them with some honey syrup and pop into the freezer until needed. See, easy!
I freeze mine in little mason jars, as we don’t drink much at a time. When someone comes over, I run the jar under some warm water for about 20 seconds, and then it slides right out. Perfect for whipping up some slushies. Speaking of slushies, make sure you pop back next week, as I have an absolutely delicious concoction to share with you!
If you are in need of more warm weather drink recipes, then be sure to pop over and check these out:
- 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup local honey
- 1/2 cup water
Pop the honey and water into a small sauce pan, stir and bring to a simmer
Remove from the heat and allow to cool
Once cooled, add the honey mixture to the lemon juice and give it a good stir
Pour into 4 8oz mason jars and secure the lids tightly
Store in the freezer until ready to use
To serve: remove from freezer, run the jar under warm water for about 15 seconds, pop the concentrate into the blender. Fill the jar up twice with water and empty that into the blender too. Blend, adjust to taste (more water may be needed), and serve