Have you ever tried a Meyer lemon? They grow in California and are so divine. And they really are beautiful. The truly are so sweet you almost don't need any sugar for these slushes!
If you are brave, you can even grow a Meyer lemon tree indoors for your own supply! We have never tried this but it sounds pretty amazing.
While making these slushes this week, we were able to use our pebble ice machine. You can obviously still make the slush without pebble ice, but we love it! The little bites are ideal for blending! The machine is new to us, but we really do think its worth the investment.
This recipe calls for a little mint, but don't let that scare you! It is so amazing and refreshing. You just add it in the end, so you can always remove it if you aren't a fan.
We were able to find our Meyer lemons at Smiths in Utah, but don't worry if you can't find them. You can still make these with regular lemons or a combination of 5 lemons and 1 lime. Just make sure and increase the sugar to 1 1/2 cups. But look for Meyer lemons because they are inexpensive and so delicious.
These slushes are listed under After-School snacks, but it is so versatile. Serve it at your next luncheon this summer! Thats what we did today and everyone loved it. But you can also serve it for a light dessert. It goes with just about everything!
So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself some amazing lemons and enjoy this deliciousness!
Lemonade Slush to Die For
- 6 large Meyer lemons
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups water
- 6 springs of fresh mint (optional)
Squeeze the lemons. Strain the juice to remove any seeds.
Put the ice into the blender and add the lemon juice, sugar, and water. Blend to make the slush.
Pour into glasses and serve each with a sprig of mint.