sour mandarin

Cool and Refreshing Citrus Ginger Icee

Citrus ginger icee

It’s zingy and tangy. It’s cold and refreshing. It’s a boost of Vitamin C, and it’s got a kick, thanks to the ginger. It’s a throat soother and a tastebud pleaser. Basically, it’s the perfect cure for a case of the It’s-So-Stinking-Hot-Outside virus!

We are kind of addicted to these at the farm. It’s a favorite drink for breaktimes after many hours out in the hot sun. Sometimes we don’t even have enough ice cubes to keep up with our thirst.

It’s great because we can just use whatever harvested citrus we have handy. One day we might make it with just sour mandarins, or other days we might just do a whole citrus mix-up and use lemons, limes, and sour mandarins together. We would probably gulp them down even faster if it weren’t for the issue of brain freeze.

Please, allow me to introduce you to this simple and tasty beverage.

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 2-3 lemons, limes, and/or sour mandarins
  • Small nub of ginger
  • Sweetener (stevia, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar)
  • Tray of ice cubes
  • 1-2 cups of water

Kitchen Tools:

  • Blender
  • Citrus juicer
  • Zester/grater

Directions:

Juice 2 or 3 citrus of your choice. Grate a small nub of ginger. Pour the juice and the ginger into the blender with your chosen sweetener and blend. Then add water and a whole tray of ice cubes and blend again. My suggestion would be to add only a little sweetener at first, then add more little by little after the ice and water have been blended in until you reach your desired flavor. The best thing about this icee is that you can make it as sour, sweet, gingery, or icy as you want, because everyone has a different preference, so the measurements don’t have to be precise. Play around with it until you reach your desired taste.

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