Last week I showed you how to make my new favorite summer salad, inspired by my recent vacation in Italy. Well this week, I’ve got another Italian recipe, and it’s also straight from the lemon-loving Amalfi Coast, yet very reminiscent of something from 7/11 or the movie theater.
I’ve got the best recipe for homemade slushies, and although I made mine with fresh organic lemons, you can use whatever fruit you like. When I was in Positano a few weeks back, there was a girl with a lemon granite (AKA granita AKA slushy AKA frozen lemonade) stand. You give her 2 euros and she gives you the tiniest cup of a surprisingly refreshing, tart yet sweet, homemade lemon slushy. It was nothing like any slushy I’d ever had and I was simply addicted. My schedule for the whole day revolved around when and where this girl and her lemon granite stand would be because I NEEDED ALL THE LEMON GRANITES.
I grew up addicted to the white cherry slushy from the movie theater, and I admit I’ve gone to the movies just so I could buy one of those 10-dollar fake fruit slushies. If I’m honest, I still get them from time to time, but let me tell you, those kinds have nothing on these all-natural lemonade slushies.
I make mine with a bit of carbonated water, because I do really enjoy the subtle fizz of those movie slushies. Just make sure you use a brand like La Croix because it doesn’t have added minerals that may alter the taste of the slushy. Shouldn’t we get our sodium from sea salt and foods in which it’s naturally occurring and not via additives? That’s me being honest.
Also me being honest—I so wish I had a Big Gulp of this lemonade slushy while catching up on “The Bachelorette” right now.
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- ½ cup Freshly-Squeezed Organic Lemon Juice
- ½ cup Soda Water (La Croix brand has no added minerals and so it is my personal favorite)
- ¾ cup Sugar
- Yellow Part of Peel from 1 rinsed, organic lemon
- 3 cups Ice
- Add all ingredients, except for ice, into blender. Blend until combined.
- Slowly incorporate the ice until incorporated and it is a smooth, slushy-consistency.
- Serve and enjoy!