When it gets too hot, I like to make a cold drink. While blended coffee drinks have long been my go-to favorite, they're not exactly kid-friendly. So I decided to make a lemonade slush the kids and I could all enjoy.
As I mentioned in my last post, I recently took the kids blueberry picking (yes, when it was over 90 degrees out!), so this recipe continues with my trend of throwing some of the 6 and a half pounds of blueberries we picked into nearly everything I make. But no worries, blueberries go great with lemonade, so it's a good match.
And let me explain why I'm throwing mint in everything. I have a lot of mint in my garden. Well, that was a shorter explanation than I thought I'd need. Oh yeah, and I really like mint. That's the other reason. But if you aren't faced with an overabundance of mint and/or you aren't particularly a mint fan, feel free to leave it out.
I like my slushy drink thick enough to eat with a spoon. You could make yours more of a drink by adding more water/using less ice. Or do what I do: start out with a thick slush and bring it outside. Before you know it, it'll be largely melted!
- Lots of ice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (or more to taste)
- 1/4 cup sugar (or more to taste)
- 1 cup water (or more or less to taste)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (it's okay to use fresh if that's all you have. As soon as I pick blueberries, I throw a ton in the freezer as we mostly use them for smoothies so we always have plenty of frozen blueberries)
- Couple of mint leaves (maybe 10 or so)
Fill your blender about 3/4 full with ice. Add all the other ingredients. Blend until slushy. You'll probably have to stir it a few times between blending. If it's too thick and the ingredients just aren't getting pulled into the blade, add some more water, 1/4 cup at a time.
Taste and adjust lemon or sugar quantities to make it more tart or sweet, if necessary.