The ultimate warm weather refreshment, this frozen lemonade is made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a splash of rose water.
Growing up, my mom and aunts would always flavor lemonade with a splash of orange blossom or rose water. Popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, these all-natural flavor enhancers are nothing more than water steeped with either orange blossoms or rose petals.
To this day, lemonade just isn’t lemonade without a hint of orange blossom water or rose water. The floral aroma pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy lemonade. You’ll also see these waters used frequently to flavor desserts such as baklava or even hard candies.
This Frozen Lemonade with Rose Water is extra special because today we are celebrating the beautiful and talented Catherine of Weelicious. She is getting ready to have her third baby this summer so a bunch of your favorite food bloggers got together to throw a Surprise Virtual Baby Shower in Catherine’s honor!
You probably recognize Catherine from The Chew, Food Network or one of her many incredible cookbooks. I’ve had the honor of meeting her several times in person and she is just as radiant, gorgeous and inspiring as she appears on TV. Did I mention gorgeous?
Congratulations, Catherine, to you and your growing family! I’m so excited to see photos of your new addition!!
Frozen Lemonade with Rose Water
- ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup simple syrup (see below)
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- 2-3 scoops ice
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- slices lemon (optional garnish)
- To prepare simple syrup, heat sugar and water in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Stir frequently until bubbles start to form around the edges, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Place lemon juice, cooled simple syrup, rose water and ice in a high speed blender and puree until thick and slushy. Add more ice to reach desired consistency.
- To serve, pour into four glasses and garnish with lemon slices.
28 thoughts on “Frozen Lemonade with Rose Water”
This looks so refreshing and so healthy. Looks a very good drink to drink everyday.
Frozen lemonade is always better than regular lemonade, in my opinion. I love the floral addition!
I am totally with you on that!
I currently live in the Middle East and have bottles of rosewater and orange blossom water in my kitchen and bathroom. I am obsessed with rosewater lemonade, but it always seems that it tastes better when other people make it. This is a different recipe than that one that I’ve made, so I’m excited to try it. Thanks!
That’s so great to hear!!! I hope you love it!
Would be interesting to learn your variation on it!
My variation on what? Let me know!!
I am definitely going to have to try this! Sounds so refreshing!
Wish I could make one for you girl!
I’m loving this idea of adding flower water to lemonade—what a unique twist! I’m definitely going to try this one for the 4th!
I hope you love it Kate!!
On this hot day nothing sounds better then frozen lemonade with rose water! I’m sure a big gulp would make baby happy in my belly! Thank you for showering me. Wish I could get you mamas together! xo Catherine
Awww I wish I could make you one right now!! Hope you’re feeling good mama!! So glad you enjoyed your shower!! xoxo
I’m in love with the floral note here! Lovely contribution to the shower.
Thank you Tori!! You’d love the rose water!
This lemonade sounds very nice – I like the idea of a touch of floral flavor to go with the lemon. Also love that your nails match the lemonade… :-)
The floral note really takes it to the next level!
Yum! This sounds really good!! And congrats to Catherine!
Thank you Shawna!
That sounds so refreshing!I just got a bottle of rosewater myself, so I might have to try this… :)
Perfect!! You must make this then!
Perfect for the weather ahead. So refreshing!
Cheers to warm days!
This sounds so refreshing! I have a thing for rosewater – just cannot get enough. Pinned :)
Rosewater is the best!! I want your pops!!
Oh my gosh… I am seriously loving this recipe and your pictures!! I want this immediately. And then I am going to need you to come over and drink them with me, mkay?
That sounds absolutely perfect!!