Mint-Lemon Slushy/Shaved Ice
Temperature is slowly rising in Bay Area and we are craving for our Sunday afternoon Farmer’s market Shaved Ice rituals. There is nothing new to making lemonade, but this Mint-Lemon Slushy is a super easy and absolute favorite in our household. This has become a temporary substitute for our Farmer’s Market Shaved Ice. As per my kids’ special request, adding Mint-Lemon Slushy/Shaved Ice into the blog 🙂
We have a number of citrus plants in our backyard starting from Kaffir Lime, Eureka Lemons, Meyer Lemons, Lisbon, and so forth. Each of these is slightly different from each other and best for different dishes. For lemonade though you can use any. Depending on the type of lemon chosen the amount of sugar will vary as some of them are less acidic than others. For example, Meyer lemons are less acidic, thin-skinned, and have a yellow-orange hue which will need slightly less sugar than Eureka Lemons. There is more information on this site on various kinds of lemons.
I have used both Eureka and Meyer lemons to make this slushy. You do not have to take out the seeds or worry too much about the skin. In fact, if possible peel like orange and add them, in case it is Meyer some skin won’t hurt only add flavor to it. This Slushy has now become a must complimentary drink with our lunch. Depending on the mood, I run the mixer high or low to make it slushy or shaved ice, basically smooth grind versus coarse. It takes a few minutes and comes out perfectly every time.
7 minPrep Time
3 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1.5 Cups of Lemons (any kind juice or pulp)
- 4 10oz Glasses of Ice Cube
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar (As per taste)
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
- 5-6 Mint Leaves
- Add all into a mixer (Vitamix) and grind unto desired consistency.
- For Slushy make a smooth paste
- For Shaved Ice keep them coarse.