Makes 8 cups or 64oz

8 Whole Lemons, Peeled, seeds removed (Rind is Optional,

will give a bitter flavor but very palatable)

Small Strip of Lemon Zest

3/4 Cup of Sugar

4 Cups of Ice

1-1/2 Cups of Water


(1) Place all ingredients in the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid

(2) Switch machine to Variable Speed 1

(3) Switch machine on and slowly increase to Variable speed 10 (then to HIGH on Vitamix 5200 Series) 

(4) Blend until a smooth but slushy texture is achieved, about 40-45 seconds

Serve Immediately.  

TIP: It's best to prepare this drink upon serving it. Lemons tend to get bitter after several hours of settling.