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Easy Frozen Lemonade

This Frozen Lemonade is like a drink and dessert in one!  It’s so refreshing and the perfect thing to drink all summer long.

glass of frozen lemonade with fresh lemon chunks in it

You guys, this frozen lemonade is my new summer obsession!  I’ve done homemade lemonade before, but never frozen lemonade and I feel like I’ve been missing out all these years.  It’s one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever tasted and is great for a midday drink after being outside all morning, or a delicious dessert!

It turns out Frozen Lemonade is really easy to make and only requires four ingredients.  You do need a blender though, to make sure it’s nice and slushy instead of just chunks of ice in it.

Ingredients needed to make homemade frozen lemonade

You only need 4 ingredients to make this frozen lemonade recipe

  • Lemons – Fresh lemon juice is a must for this frozen lemonade recipe!  You also need a little bit of the lemon zest to really get that tart lemon taste so you will need to zest the lemon before you cut it and juice it.  I used about 3-4 lemons in this recipe.
  • Cane Sugar – I usually make my homemade lemonade with maple syrup instead of sugar, but I decided to use sugar in this recipe because I really wanted the sweetness to come through.  I used organic cane sugar but regular granulated sugar would also work.
  • Water – Just use whatever kind of water you use for drinking water.
  • Ice – Ice is key to this frozen lemonade!  I just used the ice cubes from the freezer.  You can add extra ice to your blender if you want it super slushy.

This recipe is very adaptable and you will be able to adjust the amount of lemon, sugar or ice very easily.  If you want it more tart, add extra lemon zest and juice and if you want it less sweet you can use less sugar.

Frozen lemonade before and after in a blender


Frozen lemonade is really easy to make and there are only a few simple steps!

  1. You start by zesting and juicing your lemon.  You always want to zest it first because it’s much easier to do when the lemon is whole.
  2. Then, add all of your ingredients to a blender and blend until the lemonade is the consistency of a slushy.  You can always add more ice or more water if you need.
  3. Pour into your glasses and enjoy immediately!  It will melt, so if you absolutely have to store it, make sure to store in the freezer.

close up of a glass of easy frozen lemonade recipe

Optional Additions To Your Lemonade recipe

You can easily customize your frozen lemonade by adding different kids of frozen fruit.  Frozen fruit will make it even more slushy and delicious!  Here are a few that would be great:

  • strawberries
  • cherries
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • raspberries.

frozen lemonade in a glass with a spoon


Watermelon Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Slushies


Easy Frozen Lemonade

  • Author:
    She Likes Food

  • Prep Time:
    10 mins

  • Cook Time:
    0 mins

  • Total Time:
    10 minutes

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This Frozen Lemonade is so easy to make and it’s also a refreshing and delicious summer beverage!


1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
12 teaspoons lemon zest
1/3 cup can sugar
4 cups ice cubes


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until there are no large chunks of ice left, about 30 seconds or so.
  • Enjoy immediately!

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Frozen Lemonade

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Teriyaki Stir Fry with Broccoli and Chickpeas

This Teriyaki Stir Fry with Broccoli and Chickpeas is so easy to make and you might be surprised at how much your child will love it!  It’s great for a vegan family dinner!

A big bowl of Teriyaki Stir Fry in a bowl over rice

 Does your child like broccoli?  I feel like broccoli is the quintessential vegetable that you think of when you think of something kids don’t like.  But, thankfully I have found quite the opposite!  I asked my three year old what kind of recipe I should make for the blog and he said, “Something with broccoli and chickpeas.” so I came up with this Teriyaki Stir Fry and he at so much!  He even asked for more broccoli 🙂

I make teriyaki stir frys a lot because they’re so easy to make and great for when you have a bunch of vegetables that need to be used up.  I always have the ingredients on hand for my go-to stir fry sauce and the kids love it.

Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe Ingredients

  • Broccoli – You can use fresh or frozen.  I usually have fresh broccoli on hand but if you don’t, frozen is great too.
  • Chickpeas – I just used one can of pre-cooked chickpeas.  You could also use another bean you like, tofu or tempeh.  I like to use canned beans because they help make this recipe super quick to make.
  • Teriyaki Sauce – To make this recipe even easier you could always use a good quality store-bought teriyaki sauce but it’s also so easy to make at home!  My teriyaki sauce recipe just has a few ingredients, including: toasted sesame oil, tamari, maple syrup, water, ginger, garlic and cornstarch.

Showing how to make teriyaki stir fry with broccoli and chickpeas

How To Make Teriyaki Stir Fry

This recipe is so easy to make!  There are just a few simple steps:

  1. Start by sautéing the broccoli in a little bit of oil with some salt.  You then add in a little bit of water to help the broccoli steam.
  2. To make the teriyaki sauce al you do is add all the sauce ingredients to a jar and mix until completely combined.
  3. Then, add the sauce mixture and the chickpeas to the broccoli and cook until sauce thickens and will coat the back of a spoon.
  4. Serve broccoli and chickpea mixture over rice, or your favorite grain and enjoy!

Close up view of teriyaki stir fry over rice

Why Kids Will Love This Teriyaki Stir Fry

I obviously can’t say 100% that your children will like this meal, but if you’re trying to get them to eat more veggies, this stir fry is a good way to do that! 

  • The broccoli is cooked until it’s soft so it’s easy for little teeth to eat, unlike        raw broccoli.
  • The teriyaki sauce is sweet and flavorful, which I’m pretty sure is my son’s favorite thing about it 🙂
  • I serve it over rice, which is usually a favorite of all kids!  You could also serve it over cauliflower rice, my son can’t even tell the difference.
  • My son loves chickpeas so he gets excited about eating anything with chickpeas in it!

This Teriyaki Stir Fry with Broccoli and Chickpeas is so versatile.  You can add in any veggies you have that your children enjoy.  If you child doesn’t like chickpeas, you could easily substitute tofu or chicken.  I also love to use this recipe as a meal prep lunch for my husband and I.  I hope you and your family enjoys this!

Close up view of vegetable stir fry

Looking For More Easy Kid Friendly Recipes?

The Best Vegan Orange Chicken

Tofu Broccoli Pasta

Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Easy Sesame Noodles

Garlic Cheese Bread



Teriyaki Stir Fry with Broccoli and Chickpeas

  • Author:
    She Likes Food

  • Prep Time:
    20 mins

  • Cook Time:
    20 mins

  • Total Time:
    40 minutes

  • Yield:

  • Diet:


This Teriyaki Stir Fry with Broccoli and Chickpeas is so easy to make and always a hit with my kids!


2 teaspoons olive oil
6 cups broccoli florets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
White rice or cauliflower rice for serving with, optional
Teriyaki Sauce:
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup tamari, I like to use low sodium
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil, broccoli and salt. Cook for a minute and then pour in water, cover and let steam until water has cooked off and broccoli is tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Make the teriyaki sauce while the broccoli is cooking. Add all sauce ingredients to a jar and mix until combined.
  • Add the chickpeas in with the broccoli and pour the sauce over. Cook until sauce has thickened, 5-7 minutes. Serve stir fry over rice and enjoy.

  • Category: Dinner, Vegan
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Teriyaki Stir Fry

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