Tart lemonade and ginger sun tea slushy

Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

Cool off with this summertime slushy while enjoying the benefits of ginger and lemons. Ginger has been shown to help with digestion while lemons have the immune-boosting power from vitamin C.

Ingredients

11 cups water, divided
1/8 cup peeled and sliced fresh ginger
8 tea bags
1 cup fresh lemon juice (6 to 8 medium lemons)
6 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. Place 8 cups water and sliced ginger in large (at least 2-quart) glass container. Add tea bags, leaving tags hanging outside of the container. Put the lid on the container and place in the sun for 2 hours.
  2. After 2 hours, remove the tea bags and ginger slices. Pour 1 1/2 cups tea into an ice tray. Place the ice tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Place the remaining tea in the refrigerator.
  3. Pour lemon juice, 3 cups water and sugar into a pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour 1 1/2 cups lemonade into an ice tray. Place the ice tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Place the remaining lemonade in the refrigerator.
  4. Add lemonade ice cubes to a blender. Blend on high speed until ice is the texture of a slushy. Scoop into wide-mouth glasses.
  5. Repeat step 4 with tea ice cubes, layering the tea slushy over the lemonade slushy. Mix with a spoon, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

Carb choices per serving: 0

First Published: 07/27/2015
Last Reviewed: 07/27/2015

lemons
To get the most juice out of your lemons, allow them to warm to room temperature. Then roll them on the countertop with the palm of your hand.
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