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Peach-Basil Lemonade Slush

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling


12 servings

This chilly slush with peaches, lemon juice and garden-fresh basil is hands-down the best lemonade ever. It tastes just like summer. —Dana Hinck, Pensacola, Florida
Peach-Basil Lemonade Slush Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups chopped peeled fresh peaches (about 3 medium) or 1 pound frozen unsweetened sliced peaches
  • 1 package (3/4 ounce) fresh basil leaves or 20 large leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 5 to 8 cups ice cubes
  • Peach slices and additional fresh basil leaves


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, peaches, basil and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Discard basil; stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate until cooled completely.
  2. Process half the peach mixture and 2-1/2 cups ice in a blender until blended, adding more ice if desired. Repeat with remaining peach mixture and ice. Pour into chilled glasses; serve with peach slices and additional basil.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 152 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • rdwags62
    Oct 2, 2016

    I bought a box of peaches from a high school fundraiser so decided to try this slush. So refreshing! Yum!

  • curlylis85
    Jul 31, 2016

    The peach-basil combo is fantastic! I love the slushy texture and added a little more lemon juice for personal preferences.

  • LPHJKitchen
    Jun 3, 2016

    I was skeptical of the basil-peach flavor combo but we LOVED it. The mixture was a little sweet for our liking so I added a few more peaches and ice to it. Next time, we'll just reduce the sugar - we like things tangy! Great recipe!