Lemon-Lime Slushy

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


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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


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