Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Lemonade with Lemonade Ice Cubes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 19 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 4 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 cup sugar

1 gallon cold water, or to taste

Fresh mint leaves

1 orange, segmented


  1. In a large pitcher, whisk the lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the water to taste. Fill 2 ice-cube trays with the lemonade and place a mint leaf and a piece of cut up orange segment in each compartment. Reserve the rest in the refrigerator. When frozen, turn them into a frozen bowl or an ice sculpture and place on a buffet with the pitcher of lemonade beside them to serve over the ice cubes.
  2. Notes about the recipe: I love making ice cubes with surprises inside that add more flavor to a drink once they melt. And why have a melting ice cubes dilute a drink? Make it from something flavorful and it will add rather than take away from the taste. At Tru I make pineapple water ice cubes with candied lemon rind imbedded and serve them with plum or rhubarb lemonade.

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