Lemon-Lime Slushy

Parenting
Spooning up this icy cooler is like eating lemonade. The lemon slices add an appealing texture and flavor. Our kid testers liked the combination of sweet and sour.
4 servings

Ingredients

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2/3 cup sugar, plus 2 Tbs or more to taste
1 cup water
Juice of 2 lemons and 2 limes (2/3 cup total)
1 lemon, washed and cut into paper-thin slices and finely chopped, optional
1 lime, thinly sliced, for garnish, optional

Preparation

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: about 4 hours

1. In a saucepan, heat sugar and water to a boil, then simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the lemon and lime juices and cook 1 minute, then add the lemon slices, if desired, and cook 1 minute.

2. Transfer mixture to a 9-by 13-inch metal or glass pan and freeze for 2 to 3 hours, or until half frozen. Using a fork, break up the ice until texture is almost smooth. Freeze for another hour.

3. Break up ice crystals with a fork and scoop mixture into a parfait glass or tall, narrow glass; serve with a spoon, a straw, and, if desired, a slice of lime on the edge of glass.

How kids can help: Scrub fruit thoroughly; squeeze juice from lemons and limes; break up slushy mixture with a fork.

Created date

February 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories (1/4 recipe): 164
Fat 0 g
Satfat 0 g
Sodium 0.8 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg