Frozen Mint Lemonade, also called Limonana is one of the most refreshing drinks. It's perfect to help you cool down on a warm day with a sweet and tart, frozen drink! Limonana is a Levantine/Middle Eastern refreshing mint lemonade loved all through the Middle East and the world. The main way limonana is different from an American-style lemonade is that it is made with mint. Limonana is a combination of the words “limon” meaning lemon in Arabic and “nana” meaning mint. In many places around the world where lemons grow, some form of a lemon drink is popular. This is the drink that is popular all over the Middle East, from Turkey to Egypt. Mint is also a popular ingredient in the region. It is used in many dishes from salads to drinks, but you’ll find it being used as a garnish as well. It adds a lovely freshness that’s perfect in a hot weather. Limonana is such an easy drink to make with the perfect balance of tart and sweet, it’s a drink everyone can enjoy. You can, of course, adjust to taste and replace the sugar with a lower-carb sweetener if needed.
2 cups lemon juice with pulp
4 cups water
3/4 cup fresh mint leaves
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups ice
Peel the lemons, cut them in half, remove seeds, and put them in the blender. Blend till pureed.
Add mint, water, ice, and sugar in the blender with the lemon puree. Pulse till well blended.
Pour into a glass and garnish with lemon peel.