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.
Make a sugar free berry lemonade by switching out the sugar for your favorite sugar alternative.
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.
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!
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.
If you want to make a tropical berry lemonade add in some pineapple or mango chunks into the blender when you puree the berries.
Berry Lemonade Ingredients
- Frozen Berries – Blueberries, Strawberries and blackberries mix.
How to Make BerryLemonade
Boil water and sugar, then set aside and let it cool.
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 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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