Frozen Lemon-Ginger-Turmeric Shots


When hot water is poured over these frozen lemon-ginger-turmeric ice cubes, they melt to create a soothing hot beverage that's perfect for cold and flu season. Both ginger and turmeric are packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, which have been shown to support immunity. Bright, strong and punchy, you'll want to sip on this beverage all day long.

a recipe photo of the Frozen Lemon Ginger Shots with one popped out of an ice try and in a mug, getting hot water poured over it
Photo: Photographer: Morgan Hunt Glaze, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle, Food Stylist: Catherine Jessee
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)

  • ½ cup chopped fresh ginger (about 9 inches; see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh turmeric (about 3 inches) or 2 teaspoons ground turmeric

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • teaspoon cracked black pepper


  1. Combine lemon juice, ginger, turmeric, honey, water and pepper in a blender; process until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  2. Strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer into a large measuring cup, pressing solids with a spoon to extract juice; you should have about 1 cup of juice. Discard solids.

  3. Evenly pour the juice into a 9-ounce silicone ice cube tray. Freeze until solid, at least 1 hour.

  4. To make 1 serving: Bring 8 ounces water to a boil. Place 1 frozen cube in a mug or heatproof glass; add the hot water. Serve immediately.


9-oz. silicone ice cube tray


Using peeled or unpeeled ginger is up to your preferences. Unpeeled ginger will yield a slightly pulpier drink, which can be skimmed off, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

38 Calories
10g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 (1-oz.) cube
Calories 38
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Vitamin A 2IU 0%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 6mcg 2%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 40mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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