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Recipe: Jalapeño Lemonade Slushies

Recipe: Jalapeño Lemonade Slushies

Jalapeño Lemonade Slushies

by Dylan Sabuco
Photo by Leonel Calara
prep time
5 minutes
cook time
4-5 servings

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Jalapeño Lemonade Slushies

Some of the hottest countries in the world have the spiciest cuisine and that’s probably no accident. Why? Because spicy foods make us sweat, and sweating is our bodies’ way of cooling us down! Pretty smart, huh? Think about that when you’re slurping on your Jalapeño Lemonade Slushie!  

Happy & Healthy Cooking,

Chef Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

Fun-Da-Mentals Kitchen Skills

  • blend :

    to stir together two or more ingredients until just combined; blending is a gentler process than mixing.

  • measure :

    to calculate the specific amount of an ingredient required using a measuring tool (like measuring cups or spoons).

Equipment Checklist



Jalapeño Lemonade Slushies

  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/2 jalapeño, chopped roughly (if concerned about safety, sub mild poblano pepper)
  • 4 C cold water
  • 3 to 4 C ice (optional)


Jalapeño Lemonade Slushies

chop + measure + blend

Carefully, cut 1/2 jalapeño in rough pieces. (Remove the seeds and white from the inside of the jalapeño to remove some spiciness.) Combine the chopped jalapeño, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, and the juice of 3 lemons** in your blender (or pitcher + immersion blender) and blend until the jalapeño is completely blended. Then, pour in 3 1/2 cups of water and blend once more.

History of Lemonade!

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  • Lemonade was probably the first of the fruitades. Ancient Egyptians made a drink with lemons and sugar cane called "qatarmizat" in the 11th century. In 1676 a Parisian company was the first to sell lemonade. 
  • Old-fashioned lemonade, or cloudy lemonade, is made from the juice of freshly squeezed lemons, non-carbonated water, and sugar and is a very popular summer drink in the United States and Canada. 
  • Pink lemonade includes other fruit juice, like grape juice, or food coloring to make it pink. Ireland uses brown sugar to sweeten their lemonade and calls it brown lemonade. 
  • Many countries have other varieties, including France, which serves "citron pressé," providing lemon, water, and sweetener to customers who prefer to measure and mix their own lemonade.
  • To get even more flavor from the lemon (or any fruit), you can make a lemon crush by pressing (muddling) pieces of the squeezed, unpeeled lemon (make sure it's been washed!) in the bottom of the glass or pitcher.

  • Limeade is another popular citrus fruit-flavored drink made with lime juice, water, and sugar.

That's Berry Funny

What does a busybody pepper do?

It gets jalapeño business.

That's Berry Funny

Why didn't the jalapeños do archery?

Because they didn't habanero.

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