Frozen Mint Lemonade, also called Limonana (a Middle Eastern Frozen Mint Lemonade) is one of the MOST refreshing drinks of the Summer months. If it’s hot and you need to cool down fast with a sweet and sour, frozen drink – this is it! (1-2 servings, vegan, gluten-free)
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Frozen Mint Lemonade
Hey Everyone, when I find something good, I need to share about it.
I just can’t hold back.
That’s why I need to share about this Frozen Mint Lemonade, also called Limonana.
I first found out about Frozen Mint Lemonade or Limonana when I visited Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia a few times last Summer when our French cousin Lucile & my parents visited.
This is my attempt at recreating the yummy, refreshing drink we had there using mint (regular or spearmint) from my garden.
The definition of “Limonana” is (source):
Limonana (Arabic: ليمون نعناع; Hebrew: לימונענע) is a type of lemonade made from freshly-squeezed lemon juice and spearmint leaves that forms a popular summer drink in Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria
Limonana is a portmanteau of the Arabic and Hebrew words limon (Arabic: ليمون, Hebrew: לימון, meaning lemon) and nana (Arabic: نعناع, Hebrew: נענע, meaning mint), referring to its two main ingredients, freshly-squeezed lemon juice and spearmint leaves.
- 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves, just the leaves, no stems
- 1-2 cups ice, start with 1 cup and add more if you want it more slushie
- mint sprigs, for garnishing
- lemon slices, for garnishing
- measuring spoons and cups
- wet measure
I actually developed the recipe and took these photos in August 2017 and I never got the recipe onto the blog because those Fall recipes had rolled around.
Well, not that it’s officially Summer, I had to finally share this Frozen Mint Lemonade with you, sorry it took only 10 months, lol!
I know you will love this Frozen Mint Lemonade, let me know what you think in the comments below!
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This Frozen Mint Lemonade recipe was originally published on 6/22/2018 and updated and republished on 11/11/2019, 5/8/20121
- Add all ingredients into your blender: lemon juice, mint leaves, simple syrup and ice. Pulse the blender or use the crush ice setting and then blend. Add more liquid (simple syrup or lemon juice) to adjust if you want it sweeter or more sour. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, if you wish, enjoy!
Check out our Simple Syrup recipe
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 0g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.