Here’s a simple thing to do with the last bedraggled strawberries you might have. And isn’t it funny there are always a few that get left behind? Well, when small fingers pick around berries that are a bit bruised or a bit smushed or otherwise worse for wear in favor of the berries that are firm and ripe and jewel-like, strawberry lemonade is a solution.
It’s as simple as adding a few strawberries to the blender while you’re whirring it for a refreshing treat. The result is pink and frothy and far more deserving of your time than anything stirred together from powdered mix.
I made a double batch of blender lemonade this weekend at my mom and dad’s house. In addition to the strawberries, I added the juice of one more lemon, preferring an extra lemony-punch but not wanting to add too much more in the way of pith or pulp. Served over ice and with a sprig of mint, it was just right. If you wanted to mix it with a bit of sparkly white wine or seltzer, you wouldn’t be wrong. My only other advice for serving is to keep a spoon nearby so that an occasional swirl keeps it well mixed and not too much separated into its parts.
Blender Lemonade: Strawberry Edition
Adapted from this blender lemonade recipe.
What you need:
2 whole lemons, scrubbed within an inch of its life; plus juice from 1 more
6-8 ripe strawberries
4 cups of very cold water
8 ice cubes
6 tablespoons sugar
What you need to do:
+ Quarter your lemon. Remove the seeds and the thickest part of the pith from each lemon slice.
+ Add to the blender with several ice cubes, cold water, sugar, and juice of an additional lemon. (Honey or agave would work, too.)
+ Blend for a full minute until the mixture is frothy.
+ Pour over ice to serve.
+ The lemonade will be cloudy bright pink in color and very delicious. Serve immediately.
The lemonade looks SO refreshing! (That table is pretty cool, too!) You’ve found the perfect solution for the “ugly” strawberries that we really shouldn’t let go to waste.
This sounds super fun and super easy. And I have everything to make it right now! This will be a fun afternoon treat.
I loved your blender lemonade recipe so I of course can’t wait to try this.
Perfect! I am totally making this next time I get a bowl of strawberries from my friend. Looks great and refreshing!
I’m even more excited for the strawberries in our yard to ripen so we can enjoy this beautiful looking lemonade. I love your recipe for blender lemonade from last year ( or later?!) Thanks for sharing and your photos really are just so beautiful.
this recipe sounds great for these hot days,and the ingredients are so refreshing,I’m going to try it for sure
Literally bought a blender after reading this. Technically I’d been on the hunt for a while, but this recipe really put me into an “it’s now or never” state of mind.
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