Frozen Lemonade Made With Fresh Berries
20 MINUTES | EASY | SERVES 4
Nutrition per serving:
188 Cals, .9g Protein, 50g Carbs, .3g Fat
This fresh frozen lemonade is deliciously infused with berry purées. It’s surprisingly light and refreshing and has that wow factor look with very little time or energy required. All of the flavorful fruity layers make this recipe perfect for summer entertaining.
After all, who doesn’t want a berry infused frozen lemonade packed with flavor? It’s perfect for all ages and gatherings, but who needs an event? You can sip (or slurp) on this frozen drink on any hot afternoon.
We all need a little frozen yum especially on hot summer days to make the time pass a little quicker. And this winning combo will certainly make them a little sweeter.
Small food processor
1/4 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon measuring spoons
1/2 cup and 1 cup measuring cups
Citrus juicer (optional)
Straws (optional but fun)
More thoughts on making frozen lemonade
Prep Ahead: Generally, when I’m serving guests, I make the fruit purées ahead of their arrival and keep them covered in the refrigerator until needed. Then, I add the lemon juice, honey, vanilla and water into the blender pitcher and keep that in the refrigerator as well. Just before serving I take out the blender, add the ice and blend the lemonade. Finally, I pour the frozen lemonade into your glasses and top it off with the berry purées.
Shopping for Lemons: When shopping for lemons, hold the fruit and determine if it is heavy. The heavier the fruit and the thinner the skin, the more juice it has. A ripe lemon should be firm, with a fine textured peel that’s a deep yellow color.
Storing berries: The best way to store both raspberries and blackberries is to wash them, dry them and keep them in an airtight glass container with a cover in the refrigerator. Proper storage will help them to last longer.
Make it a cocktail! This layered drink is the perfect mocktail or fun summer afternoon cooldown sip, but some adults will want to turn it into a verified cocktail. The cocktail version can easily be created by adding a little plain or raspberry flavored vodka to the mix!
Measurements and Nutritional Information: The nutrition per serving provided is based on specific ingredients and brands and is offered to give you an estimated value; it was measured as a mocktail. You can utilize Very Well Fit to add in any changes in ingredients and brands you use to give you more accurate information.
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- 4 cups ice
- 2 lemons, fresh
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups ice
- 1/2 cup honey plus 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Wash the lemons and cut them in half. Squeeze the lemon juice from the lemons. If you have a citrus juicer simply squeeze the juice right into a blender pitcher. If you have to squeeze by hand, squeeze the juice into a glass or bowl first so that you can extract any seeds before adding the juice to the blender.
2. Add the lemon juice, ice, water, 1/2 cup of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the blender and blend well.
3. Rinse the raspberries. Place the raspberries, 1 tablespoon of honey and a 1/4 teaspoon of raspberry extract into a food processor, mini food process or blender. Chop/blend until the fruit is puréed. Set the mixture aside.
4. Rinse the blackberries. Place the blackberries, 1 tablespoon of honey and a 1/4 teaspoon of raspberry extract into a food processor, mini food process or blender. Chop/blend until the fruit is puréed and set the mixture aside.
5. Pour the frozen lemonade into your serving glasses. Add a tablespoon of the red raspberry purée on top. Add a tablespoon of the blackberry purée on top.