Strawberry Lemonade Slushie ( No refined sugar)

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie ( No refined sugar)


Strawberry Lemonade Slushie with mint – A refreshing homemade 4 ingredient drink ready in just minutes! Naturally sweetened! All you need is strawberries, lemon, mint, maple syrup, and ice to have this refreshing summer drink!  Jump to Recipe

two vegan strawberry lemonade slushies decorated with mint leaves

Something I just love to make during the summer are homemade fresh fruit slushies.  If you have never made one, do it NOW! You will love how easy they are to throw together, kids love them and they are just perfect for sipping by a pool or in your garden while reading a book.

My current favorite is this Strawberry Lemonade Slushie – It’s fruity, cool and refreshing with just the perfect amount of sweetness from the strawberries and acidity from the added lemon juice! This Vegan Lemonade Slushie is the perfect drink to serve at your next backyard bbq or to just enjoy as a sweet snack on a hot summer day.

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie with mint – A refreshing homemade 4 ingredient drink ready in just minutes! Naturally sweetened! All you need is strawberries, lemon, mint, maple syrup, and ice to have this refreshing summer drink! 

Prep Time5 mins

Blending time5 mins

Total Time10 mins

Course: Beverage

Cuisine: American

Keyword: fresh fruit slushie, lemonade slushie, strawberry slushie recipe

Servings: 2

Calories: 61kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup (144 g) frozen strawberry
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 mint leaves or more for garnish
  • 1 cup (240 g) ice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup (120 ml) of water

Instructions

  • Add the strawberries, lemon juice, maple syrup, mint and ice to blender.

  • Add a 1/2 cup of water and blend innitialkynjn bursts, then longer 15-20 second cycles. Depending on the blender, you may need to move it around. Add water a few tbsp at a time and keep blending until you get a consistency that you prefer and all the ingredients are blended well.

  • Scoop into serving glasses or bowls. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.

Notes

  •  Instead of frozen strawberries, you can use fresh strawberries instead.  If you do so, I suggest upping the amount of ice, or skipping the water. Just start with adding no water and then add some only if the fresh strawberries don’t render enough liquid to make it a slushie. 
  • Strawberries, both fresh and frozen will always vary in sweetness, so just give your slushie a taste and add additional maple syrup if necessary.
  • feel free to play around out. Rosemary, thyme, and mint go really well with strawberries. Just add it in lieu of maple syrup. 
  • This recipe can easily be doubled. 
  • Feel free to add in some frozen peaches, frozen mango of frozen pineapple.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 61 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 12mg1%

Potassium 68mg2%

Carbohydrates 15g5%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 13g14%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 85IU2%

Vitamin C 9mg11%

Calcium 22mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemonade Slushie Ingredients:

  • Strawberries – I used frozen strawberries which leads to the perfect texture and is just generally super convenient. It also means this drink can be created any time of the year.
  • Lemon juice turns this strawberry slushie into a lemonade slushie – use fresh lemon juice, not the concentrate.
  • Maple Syrup adds just enough natural sweetness to balance out the acidity of the lemon.
  • Ice cubes – Ice shape is important since oversized cubes “will kill your blender.” So, when blending, go with crushed ice that will break up easily. Or use small cubes or chips.

 

two glasses with homemade vegan strawberry lemonade slushies

Tips and Variations:

  •  Instead of frozen strawberries, you can use fresh strawberries.  If you do so, I suggest upping the amount of ice, or skipping the water. Just start with adding no water and then add some only if the fresh strawberries don’t render enough liquid to turn it into a slushie.
  • Strawberries, both fresh and frozen will always vary in sweetness, so just give your lemonade slushie a taste and add additional maple syrup if necessary.
  • Another way to incorporate herbal flavors to this slushie is to add any herb-flavored simple syrup, so feel free to play around out. Rosemary, thyme, and mint go really well with strawberries. Just add it in lieu of maple syrup.
  • This vegan slushie recipe can easily be doubled.
  • Feel free to add in some frozen peaches, frozen mango of frozen pineapple.

How to make Strawberry Lemonade Slushie:

Add the strawberries, lemon juice, maple syrup, mint, and ice to a high-speed blender.

ice cubes fresh mint and frozen strawberries in a blender

Add a 1/2 cup of water and blend. Depending on the blender, you may need to move it around a bit. Add water a few tbsp at a time and keep blending until you get a consistency that you prefer and all the ingredients are blended well.

frozen strawberry lemonade slushie in a blender

Scoop into serving glasses or bowls. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.

two glasses with homemade vegan strawberry lemonade slushies on a wooden board

Top tips for making perfect slushies every time:

  • Cranking up your blender to high speed right away is a common mistake and a great way to hurt your expensive blender blades. Start your blender with a few pulses, just to break up the ingredients. Then, move it to a lower setting and slowly crank it up higher until you’re blending on the highest setting. A little patience goes a long way when creating the perfect slushie.
  • Frozen fruit is best for that perfect slushie texture. If you want more flavor, consider freezing the fruit yourself when it’s fresh and in season.
  • Don’t blend for too long! Doing this can create a thin or runny beverage as the blender will heat up as it runs.

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