Looking for the perfect summertime drink recipe? Try my homemade frozen mint lemonade (limonana) recipe! It’s refreshing, tart, and slightly sweet!
Are you craving a refreshing summertime mocktail?
Well, look no further than this homemade frozen mint lemonade, otherwise known as limonana.
This drink is refreshing, slightly sweet, and of course a little tart.
I added in some granulated sugar to sweeten it up but you could use whatever your favorite alternative sweetener just so happens to be.
I think this drink tastes best when made with fresh mint or Mint Simple Syrup so don’t skimp on that!
I know I posted this Patriotic Lemonade just a few weeks ago but this frozen mint version is so perfect for summer I had to share it right away!
Ingredients for frozen mint lemonade
- Ice – This is what turned this drink frozen! Or sometimes it’s called blended.
- Water – This helps us make our lemonade! I’m using normal tap water.
- Lemon juice – I like to use fresh lemon juice because I think it tastes the best BUT you could use bottled lemon juice in a pinch.
- Granulated sugar – This is what I’m using to make the lemonade sweet. Feel free to use less or more sugar based on your own personal preference.
- Fresh mint – One of the main parts of this recipe is mint so make sure to use fresh mint. I do not recommend using dried mint as it will not taste the same. I like to use standard mint but pineapple, apple, or ginger mint would be great as well.
What is limonana or frozen mint lemonade
Limonana is a traditional Middle Eastern drink made from fresh mint, lemon juice, sugar, and water.
I like to blend the fresh mint leaves with the lemon juice BUT you can also use a homemade Mint Simple Syrup in place of blended the fresh mint leaves with the sugar.
Either way, it will turn out delicious, refreshing, and the perfect way to cool off on a hot afternoon.
I used my high-powered Vitamix blender for this drink.
Using alternative sweeteners
Traditionally this limonana drink is made with granulated sugar but you can 100% use whatever you favorite sweetener happens to be.
You can use brown sugar but I think light brown might be best as it will add the least amount of molasses flavor.
Other great options are honey or agave syrup.
If you’re looking for non-sugar sweeteners you could try Stevia, Truvia, monk fruit, etc.
Storage and leftovers
Because this is a frozen mint lemonade is a blended drink it’s typically best served right away.
However, if you make this and opt not to blend (or simply blend on demand) you can keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
More refreshing summer mocktails
- Love a good copycat recipe? Try my Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink.
- Craving lots of delicious fruit flavor? Try my Pineapple Agua Fresca.
- Want a fun summer iced coffee? Try my Vanilla Bean Horchata Iced Coffee.
- Need a refreshing lemonade recipe? Try my Sparkling Honey Rosemary Lemonade.
- 4 cups ice
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup granulates sugar
- In a high-powered blender add all ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- If desired, garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 0g
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