Drinks | August 22, 2020

Limoncello Lemon Slushie

Tart and sweet simple syrup poured over shaved ice – this Limoncello Lemon Slushie is the ultimate summer refresher.

Limoncello liquid being poured into a cocktail glass of shaved ice.

What Is A Limoncello Lemon Slushie?

Limoncello cocktails are a lemon syrup with lemon peel + alcohol.  These cocktails are served very very cold-like.  Limoncello Lemon slushie is a twist on the original, but sans the alcohol.

An overhead shot of three cocktail glasses filled will limoncello. The glasses are garnished with lemons limes and fresh thyme. The board is scattered with crushed ice and squeezed lemons.

What Do I Need To Add To My Grocery List For Limoncello Lemon Slushie?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • lemons
  • sugar
  • ice

A round plate filled with sugar and lemon slices.

How Do You Make Limoncello Lemon Slushies?

  1. Make your limoncello syrup. It’s so simple! Combine lemon juice, water, sugar, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium-high just until the sugar dissolves. This is my favorite ZESTER for the job.
  3. Let the syrup come to room temp and then it needs to chill. It’s’ great to make this a day ahead to let the lemon peel flavors and oils soak into the syrup.
  4. After the syrup has chilled completely chilled you need to make your slushie ice! You can use your high powered blender (my blendtec works amazing!) or a snow cone machine.  Add ice to blender jar.
  5. Blend until it is the consistency of snow.
  6. Pile snow ice in each cup,and pour the lemoncello syrup over. Garnish with Lemons, and serve!

How to make lemon slushie - prepare lemon syrup, let liquid cool, blend ice, and pour syrup on top.

DO YOU HAVE A BLENDER RECOMMENDATION?

We are die hard Blendtec fans around here.  I’ve been using the brand for years and years and I’ll never own another blender.  Many years ago my husband offered to buy me a designer bag for my birthday, or a Blendtec.  I chose the Blendtec blender and I’ve never looked back.  It is truly something in my kitchen that I used every day.  A high powered blender is unmatched to other blenders.  You can blend and emulsify like a pro.

Lemon slush in cocktail glasses, garnished with lemon zest and fresh thyme. there are halves lemons and thyme to the side as well as a white napkin.

I LOVE SLUSHY DRINKS! DO YOU HAVE MORE RECIPES?

This drink is such a crowd pleaser. The whole family loves it! After you try this one, check out our:

An overhead shot of three glasses filled with lemon slushie. The glasses are atop a wooden cutting board that is scattered with ice and lemon halves.

Do You Have Other Lemonade Inspire Recipes?

We love lemonades around here!  Check out our:

A cheese board with cocktail glasses atop, filled with lemon slushie. The board is scattered with ice and lemon slices.

 

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Limoncello liquid being poured into a cocktail glass of shaved ice.
Limoncello Lemon Slushie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins
 

Tart and sweet simple syrup poured over shaved ice - this Limoncello Lemon Slushie is the ultimate summer refresher.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon slushie, Lemonade Icee, Limoncello Drink
Servings: 6
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1.5 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice about 6-7 large lemons
  • snow cone Ice
  • zest of 2 lemons
Instructions
  1. In a pan combine 1 cup water, 1.5 cups lemon juice and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and stir till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and transfer to pitcher. Add remaining water, and allow sugar syrup to cool to room temperature.

  2. Using a lemon peel zester, zest two lemons and put into syrup.

  3. Allow to marinate for a few hours up to days in refrigerator. 

  4. Fill your blendtec canister with ice, crush using ice crush setting so ice turns to a fluffy snow like consistency.
  5. Fill cups with "snow"
  6. Pour over ice the limoncello syrup

Nutrition Facts
Limoncello Lemon Slushie
Amount Per Serving (12 oz)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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