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Blueberry and Lemon Ices | Cool Summer Drinks

Blueberry and Lemon Ices

You can serve these dairy-free fruit-flavored ices together, as we did, or on their own. Either way, they're sure to be gobbled up quickly - just watch out for brain freeze!



  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup white grape juice
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)


Blueberry Ice: In a blender or food processor, combine the blueberries and grape juice and pulse until mixed, about 30 seconds.

Working in batches, strain the mixture into a medium-size bowl through a medium mesh strainer. Add the maple syrup, lemon juice, and salt to the bowl and stir to combine.

Transfer the mixture to a 9- by 13-inch pan, cover it with plastic wrap, and freeze it for 1 hour. Remove the pan and scrape the mixture's frozen edges into the center with a fork. Freeze it another hour, then scrape the ice crystals into the center again. Return the pan to the freezer for at least 1 more hour, or overnight. If the mixture is too firm to scoop when you're ready to serve, scrape it to loosen the crystals. Makes 4 cups.

Lemon Ice: Bring the water, sugar, and salt to a simmer over high heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.

Pour the liquid into a 9- by 13-inch pan and let it cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

Cover the mixture with plastic wrap, then freeze and scrape as you did for the Blueberry Ice. Makes 3 cups.

Nutritional Information

Per serving of blueberry or lemon ice (1 cup): Calories 232 ● Total Fat 0 g (0% DV) ● Saturated Fat 0 g (0% DV) ● Cholesterol 0 mg (0% DV) ● Sodium 77 mg (3% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 60 g (20% DV) ● Fiber 2 g (7% DV) ● Sugars 53 g ● Protein 0.7 g (1% DV) ● Vitamin C (45% DV)

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.