Basil Lemonade Slushie

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Summer is still going strong here in North Carolina. I know that Back to School time is here but when the temperature is mid-nineties, all I can think about is sipping a cold summer drink. This month, the theme in our Creative Bloggers group is Citrus so I took classic lemonade and gave it a little twist with basil. To make it the perfect beverage, I froze it into a Basil Lemonade Slushie.

This Basil Lemonade Slushie Recipe mixes the unique flavor of basil into classic lemonade for a perfect summer drink.

I really like the flavor that the basil adds to the drink. I first experimented with basil in drinks last summer with my Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Basil is such a unique flavor and gives the drink a little unexpected kick. Add some vodka and you have the perfect adult drinky drink.

Basil Lemonade Slushie

Author Kelly


  • 2 cups basil firmly packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1 quart water


  1. Add 1 quart of water and basil to a pot, Bring to a boil
  2. Boil for 8 minutes or until basil turns dark
  3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and add lemonade concentrate and stir to combine
  5. Let stand 30 minutes
  6. Strain through a mesh strainer
  7. Place liquid into 1 gallon plastic bag and freeze overnight
  8. Once frozen, take out of freezer and allow to thaw for 20 minutes
  9. Scoop slush into glass an enjoy

So send the kids off to school and then sit back and take a minute for yourself. I’ll be on my back porch waiting for you with a big pitcher of goodness.

This Basil Lemonade Slushie Recipe mixes the unique flavor of basil into classic lemonade for a perfect summer drink.

For more Citrus themed posts, be sure to check out the projects and recipes below from my blogger friends:

7 Citrus Projects and Recipes

Seven Thirty Three –  Citrus Foam Dough

Practically Functional – Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicles

Crafting in the Rain – Citrus Plates

The Benson Street – Citrus Magnet Clips

Here Comes the Sun – Basil Lemonade Slushie

Dolen Diaries – “When Life Gives you Lemons” Gift

Just Us Four – Ginger Lemon Tarts with Fresh Berries

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