Refreshing Berry Lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink for summer or anytime. This easy homemade lemonade has sweetness from strawberries and blueberries and the perfect tartness from the lemons!
Homemade Berry Lemonade
Summer time is calling my name! Yes it is still chilly here, even though it is the start of May but I am wanting spring and summer to come so bad. One of our favorite drinks to make during the summer is homemade lemonade. It is super easy to make and a favorite with all of the kids!
Homemade lemonade is so much better then the store bought powder packets. After I made real homemade lemonade the first time I ditched the store bought powdered lemonade for good. I have a feeling once you make lemonade for the first time yourself and see how easy it is that you will never want to use the store bought packets again!
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Fresh or Frozen Berries?
I personally prefer to use frozen berries and I just buy the mixed berries from the freezer section at the grocery store. However if you have fresh berries on hand then feel free to use those.
If you are buying fresh strawberries and blueberries then you can freeze them (read how to freeze strawberries and how to freeze blueberries if you never have before) and then use them or you can use them fresh.
If you are buying frozen strawberries for this tasty summer drink, make sure you buy the unsweetened ones.
Can I make Sugar Free lemonade?
Yes! If you eat sugar free then you can make a sugar free berry lemonade by switching out the sugar for your favorite sugar alternative.
Make a Lemonade cocktail. You can also easily turn this into a berry lemonade cocktail by adding a splash of vodka! But keep that pitcher just for the moms and dads!
Make it fancy. When serving this Blueberry strawberry summer drink I like to make it fancy by adding a strawberry to the top of the glass and some blueberries in the glass after pouring it into the glasses. I also like to add a fancy straw like the fun paper straws that you can find at the dollar store.
Add sugar to the glass. If you want to get fancy you can make some lemon sugar and dip the rim of the glasses in it before pouring your homemade lemonade into the glass.
Add more fruit. If you want to make a tropical berry lemonade add in some pineapple or mango chunks into the blender when you puree the berries.
Make blueberry lemonade. Skip the other berries and only use blueberries w
How do you make lemonade less bitter?
If you fin your lemonade bitter you can sweeten it with additional sugar or honey. It is important when squeezing the lemons that you do not get any of the white part of the lemon in it, that part is very bitter and will make the lemonade bitter.
Can you freeze lemonade?
You can freeze homemade lemonade. In fact I like to use homemade lemonade to make ice cubes so when I add them to my homemade lemonade i don’t dilute the flavor.
How to make Lemonade Ice Cubes
To make lemonade ice cubes pour the lemonade into an ice cube tray. Put the tray in the freezer and freeze for 3-4 hours until they are frozen.
If you want to freeze a lemonade concentrate to thaw and make lemonade later make the simple syrup and pour the simple syrup and the lemon juice together and mix well. Then pour the lemonade concentrate into an airtight container or a freezer safe zip close bag and store in the freezer. Lemonade concentrate will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.
When it is time to make lemonade thaw the lemonade concentrate and mix with 3.5 cups of water and the fruit of choice if desired.
How to Store Berry Lemonade
After making the homemade lemonade store it in the fridge in a pitcher without ice. Homemade lemonade will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Berry Lemonade Ingredients
- Frozen Berries – Blueberries, Strawberries and blackberries mix.
How to Make BerryLemonade
Add the water and the sugar to a pot and heat the stove to medium-high heat.
Boil the water and sugar, once boiling, still, and then set aside and let it cool. You will see that the sugar has melted into the water.
Squeeze your lemons, saving only the juice. You can do this by hand or use a juicer. I personally think it is much easier to use a juicer to get the juice out of lemons.
Puree the berries in a blender until smooth.
In a large pitcher, combine water, simple syrup (the sugar and water mixture), water, and the pureed berries. Mix well using a wooden spoon or a whisk.
Serve in a tall glass over ice.
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- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup lemon
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- In a medium pot add the sugar and 1 cup of water up to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Set aside and let it cool.
- Squeeze your lemons, saving only the juice.
- Puree the berries in a blender until smooth.
- In a large pitcher, combine water, simple syrup (the sugar and water mixture), water and pureed berries. Mix well using a wooden spoon or a whisk
- Serve in a tall glass over ice.
This recipe is 0 Weight Watchers SmartPoints when using a sugar alternative.
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