Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

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Refreshing and sweet, this frozen strawberry lemonade is the perfect cold treat. See how to make it in 3 minutes in a blender.

Frozen strawberry lemonade in a glass with a black straw.

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Recipe Highlights

  • This frozen drink is made with the perfect ratio of lemonade, strawberry syrup, xanthan gum powder, and ice. It just takes 3 minutes to make in a blender.
  • Xanthan gum, an ingredient in Frappucinos, is the secret ingredient for making this drink frothy and easy to drink.
  • Enjoy this frozen strawberry lemonade whenever you’re craving a refreshing and cold beverage on a hot day.

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Xanthan Gum

Made of fermented corn starch, xanthan gum is an all-natural ingredient that keeps ingredients together and is often used in gluten-free baking. It also has a thickening effect in food and drinks.

Starbucks uses xanthan gum in their Frappucino base syrup, which is in all their Frappucinos, making them smooth and creamy.

In this frozen strawberry lemonade, xanthan gum prevents the lemonade and ice from separating, making the drink easy to drink.

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Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for frozen strawberry lemonade.
  • Lemonade: For the best flavor, use homemade lemonade. This will allow you to better control the sweetness. You can also use store-bought lemonade as a shortcut.
  • Strawberry syrup: Homemade strawberry syrup will taste best in this drink but you can use store-bought strawberry syrup or puree.
  • Xanthan gum: Before using xanthan gum, check the expiration date on the package. Xanthan gum should be fresh in order to properly thicken drinks.
  • Ice: Use smaller ice cubes if you have a low-powered blender. Make ice using filtered water if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Lemonade, strawberry syrup, and xanthan gum in a blender.

Step 1: Pour lemonade, strawberry syrup, and xanthan gum into the blender.

For the smoothest blend, start with the liquid, not the xanthan gum powder. The powder can lead to clumping if it’s added first.

Ice, lemonade, strawberry syrup, and xanthan gum in a blender.

Step 2: Add ice.

The heaviest and hardest ingredient should always go in last.

Frozen strawberry lemonade in a blender.

Step 3: Blend until smooth. Start on low speed, then quickly increase to high.

Pouring frozen strawberry lemonade into a cup.

Step 4: Pour or scoop frozen strawberry lemonade into cup. Serve immediately.

Garnish with lemon slices for a pretty touch.

Recipe Tip

Xanthan gum will prevent the lemonade and ice from separating. It’s essential for getting a smooth Frappucino-like texture. You can make the drink without xanthan gum, but the ingredients will quickly separate.

Expert Tips

  • If using homemade lemonade, make it with fresh lemon juice instead of bottled. This will give the lemonade the best flavor.
  • For a more tart drink, add extra lemon juice.
  • Air pockets will cause the blender to stop blending or create a drink that’s not completely smooth. Prevent this by adding liquids first and ice, last.
  • Move the ingredients around in the container with a blender tamper. This will ensure the ice is properly crushed and the ingredients are evenly blended.
  • Garnish the drink with fresh lemon slices, strawberries, or fresh herbs like mint or basil.

Questions You May Have

What does frozen strawberry lemonade taste like?

The drink is the perfect mix of tart and sweet. Lemonade offers both flavor notes, while strawberry syrup adds extra sweetness.

Can I make this with a different syrup?

Yes, instead of strawberry syrup, you can replace it with another fruity syrup like raspberry syrup or peach syrup.

Is strawberry lemonade the same thing as pink lemonade?

No, strawberry lemonade is lemonade with strawberries and pink lemonade is lemonade with food coloring to make it pink.

Frozen strawberry lemonade in a glass.

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

By: Jee Choe
Learn how to make a simple frozen strawberry lemonade with just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Equipment

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Put lemonade, strawberry syrup, xanthan gum, and ice into a blender. Secure lid.
    Place ingredients in the blender in order listed.
  • Blend until smooth.
    Start the blender on LOW speed for 5 seconds. Increase speed to HIGH for a full minute.
  • Pour frozen strawberry lemonade into a cup. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Xanthan gum will prevent the lemonade and ice from separating. It’s essential for getting a smooth Frappucino-like texture. You can make the drink without xanthan gum, but the ingredients will quickly separate.
  • Air pockets will cause the blender to stop blending or create a drink that’s not completely smooth. Prevent this by adding liquids first and ice, last.
  • Move the ingredients around in the container with a blender tamper. This will ensure the ice is properly crushed and the ingredients are evenly blended.
  • Garnish the drink with fresh lemon slices, strawberries, or fresh herbs like mint or basil.
  • For the best flavor, use homemade lemonade. This will allow you to better control the sweetness. You can also use store-bought lemonade as a shortcut.
  • Homemade strawberry syrup will taste best in this drink but you can use store-bought strawberry syrup or puree.
  • Use smaller ice cubes if you have a low-powered blender. Make ice using filtered water if possible.
  • Before using xanthan gum, check the expiration date on the package. Xanthan gum should be fresh in order to properly thicken drinks.

Nutrition

Calories: 282Carbohydrates: 74gSodium: 78mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 72gCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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