Frozen Basil Lemonade

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 cup sugar

3 cups ice 

3 cups lemon juice, fresh or frozen and thawed 

10 to 12 fresh basil leaves 


  1. To make the simple syrup, place the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar dissolves, 2 to 3 minutes, then cool.
  2. Pour the simple syrup in the pitcher of a blender with the ice, lemon juice and basil, and puree until smooth. Serve cold.